To celebrate the Season of Advent and Christmas, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is hosting its second annual carols special, Jesus is Christmas, airing on Monday 20 December at 7.30pm on Community TV Channel 31 and the Archdiocesan YouTube channel.

Presented in partnership with Mercy Health and VMCH, the one-hour carols special will feature Christmas favourites such as O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by the celebrated opera tenor Michael Petruccelli and O Holy Night by Wiradjuri soprano Shauntai Batzke and the Mia Sorella Trio. Other carols include the English medieval Christmas classic, Sing we to this merry company, by Oliver Mann, Tim Reynolds and St Patrick's Cathedral tenor Christopher Watson. Also featured this year is the Filipino Chaplaincy Choir, composed of parishioners from around the Archdiocese singing Filipino Christmas hymns such as Noche Buena and Kumukutikutitap.

Enjoy the gift of Christmas carols old and new from the comfort of home! Watch on C31 (channel 44 on digital TV) or at

Event Date

Monday 20 December 2021