Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - EMILY HAL­LO­RAN

ALLISTER McCormick is the star be­hind the scenes of the Gold Coast’s an­nual Broad­beach Christ­mas Car­ols.

Mr McCormick has been pro­duc­ing the an­nual car­ols for the past decade but he won’t take any credit or recognition for it as he says it’s all about the kids.

“All I do is de­sign the mu­sic. It’s a chil­dren’s show, so I make sure they cre­ate the whole how and it is run by them,” he said.

This year’s car­ols will be per­formed by about 100 peo­ple from the Gold Coast Youth Orches­tra and Gold Coast Choir.

The choir have been putting the per­for­mance to­gether for the past three months and lead­ing up to the event have been prac­tis­ing up to about 25 hours a week.

Af­ter 10 years of high­light­ing young lo­cal Gold Coast tal­ent, the 78-year-old has no plans on stop­ping.

“I would like to do an­other 10 years,” Mr McCormick said.

“I just do it be­cause I love it. I’ve al­ways loved mu­sic and Christ­mas is a very spe­cial time of the year for ev­ery­one.”

This year’s car­ols will be held at Kur­rawa Park, Broad­beach, from 6pm to­day.

Pic­ture: JA­SON O'BRIEN

Allister McCormick loves vol­un­teer­ing at the Broad­beach Christ­mas Car­ols.

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