Whilst physically crossing borders to see family and friends has been ruled out for so many people this year, the Fairey Band has linked up with CÃ´r y Penrhyn choir to ensure it can still be done through the wonders of technology.
The Stockport/Bethesda combination has produced special brass and choral version of 'O Holy Night'/'O Ddwyfol Nos' — regularly polled as a festive favourite both sides of Offa's Dyke, which can be enjoyed at:
A band spokesperson told 4BR: "Both groups have been determined to perform for their audiences this Christmas. Everyone recorded their parts individually in their homes, and each of the 70+ tracks have been stitched together by Musical Directors Adam Cooke and Owain Arwel Davies, and video editor Caleb Rhys Jones, to create a virtual performance.
It's the first time the two groups have ever performed 'together', although 100+ miles apart — but we hope it won't be the last."
It's the first time the two groups have ever performed 'together', although 100+ miles apart — but we hope it won't be the lastFairey Band
They added: "Both organisations have adapted to making music in new ways, and we hope that the digital performance will bring some festive cheer to as many people as possible this Christmas."