WATCH: Military Wives Choir aiming for Christmas No.1 with new festive melody

The battle for this year's Christmas number one song is underway, and this year the Military Wives Choir are hoping their latest melody will top the charts.

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 12:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 5:02 pm
The Military Wives Choir recording their new album

The choir, made up of more than 70 groups from across the UK including Portsmouth, has released a single ‘Home for Christmas’ as part of their new album.

They previously reached the top of the charts in December 2011 with their song ‘Wherever You Are’.

The new album, released last week, features classic Christmas carols but with lyrics changed to reflect life for people in the military and their families.

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It features more than 1000 singers, the biggest project the group has ever undertaken.

Sue Daniels, chairwoman of the Military Wives Choirs Foundation, said: ‘We are delighted with the continued achievements and growth of the Military Wives choirs network.

‘The festive season can be a difficult time, particularly for those within the military community.

‘By creating “Home for Christmas”, Military Wives are supporting each other through music and extending this unity to families throughout the UK, and across the world.’

To accompany the release the group have been touring seven cathedrals across the UK, including Winchester and Exeter.

The title track Home for Christmas will be released on Friday.