While the Bendigo Youth Choir is missing its opportunity to sing at the annual Carols by Candlelight in Rosalind Park, they are spread Christmas joy virtually.
The choir has released a virtual choir performance of Valmai Harris' song See a Baby.
BYC founder and artistic director Valerie Broad said while COVID-19 had forced the cancellation of Carols by Candlelight the virtual choir production would spread joy.
"Some of our choristers have grandparents and other relatives living overseas who are in hard lockdown presently and I have no doubt our virtual Christmas choir will uplift people near and far," she said.
"It's particularly exciting to see the virtual choir's chosen song, See A Baby, come to together as it was composed by Valmai Harris who works with our Reserve choir."
Mrs Broad said video project began when former BYC chorister Gabriel Macura offered her support.
"Gabriel is a professional recording artist, vocal coach and choral director and she not only offered her expertise but also connected us with G. Michael Hall of GMH Music," Mrs Broad said.
"Our young people were encouraged to video themselves singing individually."
During the pandemic, choristers have been unable to rehearse together and are instead meeting up over Facebook each week. It is the first time since the choir inception, memebrs have been unable to practice together.
BYC conductor Gail Godber said the virtual choir project was a learning experience for all involved.
"The singers learnt their parts in the first few weeks of October and followed specific instructions to complete the recording of their individual contributions," she said.
"Being offered Gabriel and Gene's expertise was a real gift and we can't wait to share the end result with everyone.
"This process is very different from singing together, with other young voices around you. We're very grateful to the choristers who were able to overcome any obstacles and make it happen."