Lantern, Lantern, burning bright,
Guide us through the darkest night.
Guide us through the deepest winter
With your radiant glow.
Every Winter Solstice, our community comes together to celebrate at the Belgrave Lantern Parade. Participation is an annual tradition for VoKallista. This year, Barb hosted a community workshop before the parade, teaching all of our lantern-related repertoire, then members of the choir raced down to Hayes carpark for our performance. It was an absolute pleasure to have members from Sweet Sassafrass join us to sing “Ocean Deep” and our old favourite, Woyaya.
Following the performance, the choirs joined forces to march in the parade, singing, playing our instruments and generally making a joyful noise. Those with any strength left stayed around for a community campfire sing along.
This is such a beautiful hills tradition. We can’t wait until next year!