‘Tis the sea­son for giv­ing back

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Car­ols by Can­dle­light, Nine, Mon­day at 8pm

A BELOVED Aus­tralian tra­di­tion, Vi­sion Aus­tralia’s Car­ols by Can­dle­light has a won­der­ful his­tory of sup­port­ing chil­dren who are blind or have low vi­sion.

This year marks the 81st oc­cur­rence of the iconic Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion. Each Christ­mas Eve, Mel­bourne’s Sid­ney Myer Mu­sic Bowl lights up as fam­i­lies and friends gather to cel­e­brate the fes­tive sea­son while rais­ing funds for Vi­sion Aus­tralia.

From hum­ble be­gin­nings in 1938 – with a 30-strong choir, two solo per­form­ers and the Metropoli­tan Fire Bri­gade Band – the event has grown into an in­sti­tu­tion.

David Camp­bell and So­nia Kruger (pic­tured) re­turn as hosts and this year’s per­form­ers in­clude Dami Im, Ma­rina Prior, Sil­vie Pal­adino, Tim Camp­bell, David Hob­son and An­thony Cal­lea.

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