Penny Mcnamee talks Carols in the Domain.
THE HOME AND AWAY ACTRESS SPILLS ON THIS YEAR’S CAROLS IN THE DOMAIN
Absolutely glowing, Penny Mcnamee has a lot to celebrate this year. Pregnant with her second child, the gorgeous mum of three-year-old Jack is excited her little boy and husband Matt Tooker will be in the crowd singing along with her as she performs at this year’s Woolworths Carols in the Domain. With a singing background, Penny feels at home on the stage. Here, she chats to New Idea about why the night is so magical. How many times have you done Carols in the Domain? This is my second year doing Carols. Last year was my first and I had such a beautiful night and I loved it. It was a dream come true to sing at the Carols in the Domain. Performing a second time and being asked back was a real honour.
What did you love most about the experience? It’s just a really magical night. People from all across Sydney come to the beautiful Domain and everyone sings all of these beautiful songs about joy, peace and thanksgiving. Everyone is just in a really happy mood with their families. It’s a very special event.
Will your own family be there on the night? Yes. They all came last year, so they’re all going to be there again. It’s good – this year, Jack will be a bit older so he’ll understand a bit more of what’s going on. Last year, he was just two-and-a-half so this year, at three-and-a-half, he’ll really understand it all which is fun.
Have you chosen the carol you’ll be singing? I’m singing two songs. I don’t think I can say what they are – it’s to be revealed on the night.
And is it a favourite? Yes, it is. Last year, I sang “Mary’s Boy Child”, which is lovely, so I’ll be singing a different one this time. Growing up, did Christmas
carols always hold a special place in your heart? Yes, my family always put on a carols event in our home and did a nativity play, so singing Christmas carols is something that always reminds me of family and Christmas.
THE FREE WOOLWORTHS CAROLS IN THE DOMAIN EVENT IS ON DEC. 22, 2018, AT THE DOMAIN IN SYDNEY FROM 12 NOON. YOU CAN CATCH IT LIVE ON 7 FROM 8PM. MAKE SURE YOU PICK UP YOUR CAROLS SONGBOOK IN NEW IDEA, ON SALE DEC. 17.
Penny is looking forward to her family being there in the Domain watching her sing, including her son Jack.
Penny before last year’s Carols with fellow performers Samantha Jade and Dami Im.
The beautiful Penny performed “Mary’s Boy Child” last year in the Domain.