WILTON \u2014 It wouldn\u2019t be the holiday season without the Wilton Singers\u2019 annual concert, but with singing considered a coronavirus super spreading event, the show could not take place in its usual form as a sold-out dinner concert. The group, however, came up with an alternative and \u201c\u2019Tis the Season: A Virtual Holiday Concert\u201d will live stream on Friday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m. It will remain available for ticket holders for two weeks, until New Year\u2019s Eve. \u201cWe are thrilled to offer this virtual concert as our way of helping our community members celebrate this holiday season,\u201d said Kevin Cotellese, the group\u2019s director. \u201cWhile we cannot offer the concert live, our group members have recorded their voices and we\u2019ve assembled a beautiful virtual concert featuring some of the most beloved holiday songs.\u201d Among other classics, The Singers will perform the uplifting Dan Forrest arrangement of \u201cO Come All Ye Faithful\u201d along with an encore of \u201cThe First Nowell,\u201d arranged especially for them last year by Matthew Culloton. The Singers premiered the carol in honor of their co-founders Jan and Ed MacEwen, who retired last year. The Wilton High School Madrigals will also continue their tradition of performing a piece from their holiday set. There are plenty of silver linings to this new format, according to member and concert producer Alison Wood. \u201cThis opened so many new creative doors for our performance \u2014 costume changes, special guests, and utilizing the many talents of our members,\u201d she said. \u201cWe\u2019re so excited for people to see what we\u2019ve put together.\u201d As a special bonus this year, the group is inviting everyone in the community \u2014 professional and non-professional singers alike \u2014 to join in and share their voices. Community members are encouraged to be part of the concert by participating in a virtual recording of the perennial classic \u201cWhite Christmas\u201d as the finale of their virtual concert on Dec. 18. \u201cOver the years, many attendees of our concerts have shared that they\u2019d love to sing with us on stage,\u201d Cotellese said. \u201cAs our way of giving back, we\u2019re thrilled to invite community members who love to sing the chance to participate in our virtual concert with us.\u201d \u201cWe miss the connection with our audience so much and what better way to feel that togetherness than to have them join us,\u201d Wood said. The Singers will host an open Zoom rehearsal on Nov. 17 for anyone who wants to participate in the virtual choir. Family participation is welcome. For \u201cWhite Christmas,\u201d participants will submit an audio track, which will be mixed and paired with a video of \u201ccommunity Christmas cards.\u201d Participants may also submit a photo of themselves or their family to be part of the video. Details may be found at wiltonsingers.org. Tickets for \u201c\u2019Tis the Season: Virtual Holiday Concert\u201d go on sale Dec. 5 at wiltonsingers.org. The online concert premiere begins at 8 p.m. on Dec. 18 and will be available for ticket holders for the two weeks leading up to New Year's Day. The Wilton Singers is a nonprofit organization that supports the Wilton High School choral program and helps foster an interest in choral singing within the community. Proceeds from their concerts support two scholarships that are presented each spring to graduating Wilton High School seniors who have demonstrated music leadership within the choral program at the school.