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CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT celebrates 80 years with stars aplenty

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Carols by Candlelight hosts David Campbell & Sonia Kruger
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The Nine Network will broadcast the 80th Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight spectacular on Sunday, December 24, at 8.00pm, live from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne and presented by Priceline Pharmacy.

Returning host David Campbell will be joined by Sonia Kruger to co-host the family favourite event together  for the first time.

They’ll introduce a spectacular lineup of stars including:

  • The legendary Colin Hay
  • Uber talented singer/songwriter Casey Donovan
  • Aussie star of the American TV series NashvilleClare Bowen
  • Broadway star from the Golden Globe-nominated film musical The Greatest ShowmanKeala Settle
  • The casts of the two smash hit musicals Aladdin and Dream Lover
  • Australia’s leading ladies of musical theatre: Esther HannafordLucy Durack and Christie Whelan-Browne
  • Joe Camilleri and his band The Black Sorrows to light up the bowl
  • The Koi Boys with their Christmas swing
  • Multi-award-winning country star, including 36 Golden Guitars, Troy Cassar-Daley
  • This year’s Australian Eurovision competitor and X Factor winner, Isaiah Firebrace
  • Winner of The Voice 2017Judah Kelly
  • Hi-5, returning to dazzle the young and the young at heart, along with a visit from a special guest
  • And it wouldn’t be Christmas without returning Carols favourites Marina Prior,Anthony CalleaTim Campbell, Denis WalterDavid Hobson and Silvie Paladino, who this year makes her 20th Carols performance.

All under the baton of musical maestro John Foreman OAM and ably assisted by the Carols by Candlelight Choir Master Doug Heywood OAM, who this year celebrates 30 years at the event.

Carols by Candlelight presented by Priceline Pharmacy is Vision Australia’s largest annual fundraiser, with 100 per cent of profits from ticket sales and donations going towards services for children who are blind or have low vision. This year their Carols by Candlelight Matching Appeal aims to make Christmas four times brighter and will see all donations quadrupled in a 24-hour period over Christmas.


80TH VISION AUSTRALIA’S CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT - Sunday 24 December LIVE from 8pm on Nine.


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