Performers 2017

All of the wonderful artists who perform at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight donate their time to support the event and kids who are blind or have low vision. 2017 will be another fantastic year! Performers will continue to be confirmed as we draw closer to Christmas Eve, but so far, we are happy to announce the following!   


Koi Boys

The three members of Koi Boys dressed in suits smiling

David Hobson

Australian tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic, concert and stage performers, with a repertoire that spans the gamut of musical styles from Baroque through to Pop.

David Hobson

Dennis Walter

Denis Walter has enjoyed a wonderful  46 years in entertainment and continues to be at the peak of his game hosting afternoons on Melbourne’s 3AW ,  plus corporate hosting, recording and concert performances around Australia. At one point in his career Denis had numerous opportunities to pursue international fame but his heart was firmly here in Australia with music, newsreading and talk radio a part of the plan.

Marina Prior

Marina’s first professional audition resulted in her first lead role - that of Mabel in the Victoria State Opera's The Pirates of Penzance. She has received numerous awards including four MO Awards, three Green Room Awards, and the Advance Australia Award for her contribution to the performing arts. She is also well known to television audiences through her appearances on such shows as Carols by Candlelight, as a judge on Channel Seven’s It Takes Two and, more recently, as Iris in The ABC series The Divorce.

Marina Prior

Silvie Paladino

Silvie Paladino is one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers. Her first theatrical role was Eponine in the Australasian tour of Les Misérables at the age of eighteen. Silvie’s concert performances include lead artist with symphony orchestras throughout Australia. Apart from her theatrical credits, she is well known to Australian audiences through her regular television appearances including Carols by Candlelight for the Nine Network.

Silvie Paladino