Festive Darebin Community Mix Tape

Festive Darebin Community Mix Tape

Join us in song and celebration with some of Darebin's favourite groups with an online Festive Darebin Community Mix Tape! Local choirs, brass bands, orchestras and groups of music makers have submitted their festive season songs for all to enjoy.

The Mix Tape will be available online from 2nd of December until 31st December 2020.


  1. Feather Theme by Darebin City Brass
  2. Back To The Future by Darebin City Brass
  3. Light of The World by Sacred Heart
  4. One Day by Sacred Heart
  5. Tresenitsa by Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde
  6. 100 Years Of Carnival by Caribvic steelband
  7. Friendship Medley by Sisters and Misters
  8. Found & Lost by Quinny
  9. Swan Lake Danse Espagnole by Preston Symphony Orchestra
  10. Swan Lake Danse Napolitaine by Preston Symphony Orchestra
  11. Hey Jude by Northern Voice Choir
  12. 'Jingle Bells' by St John College Preston

The Festive Mix Tape mastered by Gabby Crump


First Noel - High Street Bells
Pre-recorded at St Vincent’s Hospital

All I Want for Christmas Is You - ARC Christmas Choir
ARC Christmas Choir has been a regular feature of the Darebin Carols in All Nations for many years. As we couldn't be together to sing this year, ARC has put together this very merry Virtual Choir Video of one of our crowd favourites 'All I want for Christmas is You'.  Performed by members of our adult community choir ARCappella and ARC Children's & Youth Choir. (Featured soloists Celeste Murone & Ella Ventura) We hope to see everyone back at the Darebin Carols in 2021 and wish all the residents of Darebin a wonderful festive season.


Joy to the World - Performed by ARCappella
ARCappella is a top community choir in Melbourne's North and have been carolling around Darebin for many years. This year, the choir have Just Kept Singing with weekly rehearsals on zoom on Wednesday nights. ARCappella is proud to present a favourite traditional carol of Joy to the World, with Choral Direction by David Perry.  ARCappella always welcomes new members from Darebin and surrounds. For more information go to


Up on the House Top - Performed by ARC Children's & Youth Choir
ARC Children's & Youth Choir proudly present Up on the House Top. The Choir usually rehearses on Wednesday afternoons at the Bridge in Preston. This year, the choir has met weekly on Zoom and in addition to our regular members across Darebin, welcomed new singers from around Melbourne & surrounds during lockdown and home schooling. The choir members are aged from 7-15 years, and led by Choral Director Jane Murone.  The choir is looking forward to singing together again in 2021.  For more information go to arc-childrenschoir.org.au  


The moto at Sacred Heart Preston is "Where the students are at the heart of all we do" With that in mind, we recorded a CD in late 2019, called Music from the Heart.We hoped that it would showcase for our community the children's beautiful voices and really capture the joy and magic that happens when we sing together. The two songs we have chosen to include in the Community Festive Mix Tape are from our CD. The song Light of the World is a special Christmas song sung by our 2019 Grade 5/6 choir members. The song One Day features all the children in the school singing this beautiful song of hope.


City Brass is the City of Darebin’s very own community brass band organisation. Comprised of close to 100 musicians from around Darebin and further afield, the members of Darebin City Brass work to produce quality and enjoyable music for the Darebin community.  The three brass bands of Darebin City Brass comprise Preston Band, Northern Brass and the Youth Band, in addition to the youth training program for players just starting out on their musical journey. With four levels of music making available, Darebin City Brass has a band to suit players of every ability and encourages and welcomes new members from diverse backgrounds.

To find out more go to the Darebin City Brass website.


The Caribvic Steelband is made up of 29 Steelpan drums played by 13 drummers’


We are a Community Based Choir and have been singing together for over 15 years. The song is 'Hey Jude' with a beautiful choral arrangement by our Choir Master Dr. Joseph Jordania, with soloists -Traute Hodson, Ranjit Bhagwandas, Bronwyn Johnson. It was recorded for our second CD in 2017.


A Darebin based community orchestra that plays Eastern European, Balkan, Klezmer and Middle Eastern music. The tune is called Tresenitsa and is a traditional Macedonian dance tune.


Sisters and Misters is a ‘non-auditioned’ vocal group that aims to provide opportunities for people of all ages to be engaged in singing contemporary songs. The aim of the group is to not only improve their ability and confidence in group singing but to also provide performance opportunities. Ages range from 30 to late 80’s. The group has been in Reservoir since its formation in 2009. Other locations are Eltham & Phillip Island


Quinny’s song ‘Found & Lost’ the winner of the 2020 Fuse Darebin Songwriters People’s Choice Award


Preston Symphony Orchestra has been performing live music concerts in Darebin since the 1950s. As one of Melbourne’s most established community orchestras, it plays music from the classical masterpieces to film scores, as well as commissioning new works from emerging composers. For more information, find us on Facebook or visit https://prestonsymphony.org.au


High Street Bells Choir is a community of singers, carers, family and volunteers who come together to experience the joy of singing and of community. Our choir aims to provide a place for people who would otherwise be unable to access a community choir. We provide a place for people to sing, to belong and to connect with each other and the wider community through music.

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Festive Darebin Community Mix tape will be online until the 31 December, 2020

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