A LOCKDOWN choir and orchestra from Somerset are aiming for Christmas no.1 this year.

The Portraits duo, based in Wells, have created a version of Together In Electric Dreams along with the help of choral and orchestral musicians performing from their bedrooms during the November 2020 lockdown.

The song is being released in conjuction with a social media group - Shine A Light To Fight - which was set up as an online meeting place for those affected physically or emotionally by Covid-19.

Mr Millington said: “We were so moved when we stumbled across the ‘Shine A Light To Fight’ group, overflowing with real stories of lost loved ones.

“We were inspired to use the power of music at Christmas to remind people who haven’t lost anyone to the disease that each of the daily death statistics is a lovely mum or son who will be absent from the Christmas table this year.”

Shine A Light To Fight was set up by Lisa Bailey, a medial staffing advisor for the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

“It started by members of our group shining lights in gardens or windows to remember those lost to Covid-19,” she added.

“People now come to us for support, to share memories and remember loved ones and I now have a large team who I owe huge thanks to for keeping the group so special.

“I’d love the song to reach Christmas number 1 to honour all those lost, just when their loved ones need it the most.”

The song is out on December 18 2020.

To find out more visit shinealighttofight.org/together-in-electric-dreams