Dursley Male Voice Choir have raised more than £1,000 for Stroud District Foodbank through sales of its lockdown concert DVD.

Communicating only via Whatsapp, the choir members individually recorded themselves using mobile phones before editing those recordings into a complete performance.

The money will help the foodbank to support the increasing number of families who are struggling during the pandemic.

Watch below: Dursley Male Voice Choir sing Dream a Little Dream of Me, featured on the DVD.

“We’re really chuffed, we started singing the songs soon after we went into the first lockdown to keep the choir alive,” said choir member Simon Bilous, who suggested the project.

“At the beginning of November we thought it would be nice to make a DVD. We knew we didn’t want to make a profit and we thought any surplus we could give to a charity

“During these last 12 months the Stroud Foodbank has been busier than ever, so we thought that was a good cause as it is very much needed in these times.”

He said they didn’t realise how popular it would be, having to order almost double the number of DVD’s they had accounted for.

The DVD includes introductions for each track and visual enhancements thanks to deputy musical director Matt Sharp and choir member Terry Murphy.

Each song is overlaid with scenes and pictures suitable for the lyrics.

DMVC Through Lockdown 2020 went on sale just before Christmas and sold 170 copies, allowing the choir to make a donation of £1,080 after deducting production costs.

A limited number of DVDs are still available – anyone interested should email engagements@dursleymalechoir.org.uk.