Community Christmas Carols at Fairfield Museum

The Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s band were thrilled to be invited back to play for the Fairfield City Museum Christmas Concert.

And I was also honoured to MC this yearly community event.

Ladies and gentlemen, with music and stalls, there’s a always a real buzz in the air at this beautiful, open air museum and art gallery celebrating Fairfield’s history and community.

Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s quartet opened festivities with Grahame Conlon guitar, Al Davey trombone and Damon Poppleton alto sax and myself singing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s sprinked with Christmas songs.

I sang Besume Mucho in Spanish for the first time, with the Spanish Speaking Choir joining in from the audience and applauding enthusiastically at the end.

Community performances were by:
- Shae Mowen School of Dance
- The Choir of Love, (Chaldean, Assyrian, Syriac)
- Spanish Speaking Community Choir
- Karen Children and Adult Choir
- William Stimson Public School, Wetherill Park.

And it turned out that the sound man was Santa all along, with bags of lollies for the kids!

To book Greg Poppleton for your event, contact Tony at OzManagement

The audience gets ready for Christmas Carols at Fairfield City Museum with Greg Poppleton and community choirs.
The audience gets ready for Christmas Carols at Fairfield City Museum with Greg Poppleton and community choirs.

1920s-1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, on stage with, Al Davey, trombone.
1920s-1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, on stage with, Al Davey, trombone.

The Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s swing jazz band with Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and Al Davey trombone.
The Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s swing jazz band with Damon Poppleton alto sax, Grahame Conlon guitar and Al Davey trombone.

The Choir of Love - Chaldean, Assyrian, Syriac singers. They finished with the Arabic version of Jingle Bells, in D, Lailet Eid (happy festival).
The Choir of Love - popular Chaldean, Assyrian, Syriac singers. They finished their set with the Arabic version of Jingle Bells, in D, Lailet Eid (happy festival).

Fairfield Xmas veterans like Greg Poppleton, The Spanish Speaking Community Choir was established in 2012 as an initiative of the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors STARTTS. Over the last 5 years the SSCC has reunited members from all over Central and South America and Spain singing together in one voice the most popular and classic Latin-American repertoire and keeping alive their Latin roots. They finished their set with Feliz Navidad.
Fairfield Xmas veterans like Greg Poppleton, The Spanish Speaking Community Choir was established in 2012 as an initiative of the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors STARTTS. Over the last 5 years the SSCC has reunited members from all over Central and South America and Spain singing together in one voice the most popular and classic Latin-American repertoire and keeping alive their Latin roots. They finished their set with Feliz Navidad.

One of five dance exhibitions by The Shae Mowan School of Dance. The dance school, located in Wetherill Park, has been teaching children of all ages and walks of life the beauty of dance for many years. They pride themselves on their strong technique, displayed through their ever-growing range of performance troupes.
One of five dance exhibitions by The Shae Mowan School of Dance. The dance school, located in Wetherill Park, has been teaching children of all ages and walks of life the beauty of dance for many years. They pride themselves on their strong technique, displayed through their ever-growing range of performance troupes.

Newcomers to Christmas at Fairfield, The Karen Community Choir performed two sets. The adult choir perform a variety of traditional and contemporary songs.
Newcomers to Christmas at Fairfield, The Karen Community Choir performed two sets. The adult choir performed a variety of traditional and contemporary songs, including Christmas songs.

The Karen children's choir danced to Christmas songs.
The Karen children's choir danced to Christmas songs.

Rounding off the community choirs before Greg Poppleton returned on stage with a closing set of 1920s-30s songs and Xmas carols were the children from the William Stimson Public School Choir in Wetherill Park, conducted by music teacher Allanah Falappi with a festive medley.
Rounding off the community choirs before Greg Poppleton returned on stage with a closing set of 1920s-30s songs and Xmas carols were the children from the William Stimson Public School Choir in Wetherill Park, conducted by music teacher Allanah Falappi with a festive medley.

To book Greg Poppleton for your event, contact Tony at OzManagement