by Sophia and Tilly
On the 14th of March, Belper School Choir took around 40 students on the school’s 5th trip to Voice In A Million. VIAM is held in the SSE Arena, Wembley. Each night the arena is built up with a 5000-strong choir and talented stage choir. It is an outstanding opportunity for schools all over the UK to come together as a choir and sing for a good cause. Mark Fidler, the Head of Music quoted ‘Voice in a million is a brilliant experience. An incredible cause too! What’s not to enjoy about it?’ Other students also had so much fun and would love to go again.
Every year any school can take part in the mass choir. VIAM also hold auditions for the stage choir, leading up they produce workshops to help reach the amazing talent of the children. Some of the stage choir are among the most talented children in the UK. Whilst others are just beginners. Whoever they are there is such an array of amazing singing voices. The teachers of schools work so hard to learn songs and get the students to the venue. Once the schools are built up in the mass choir the atmosphere goes crazy.
Many songs are sung during the show such as; Can’t Stop The Feeling, How Far I’ll Go, Somewhere Only We Know, One Last Time and VIAM’s theme songs, I Want A Mum and Right To Be Loved. But what is the true meaning? Voice in a Million is pleased to support a charity called adoption. Each top given to the choirs represents a child and we are the Childs voice. Jo and her husband Robert created this in order to raise money for the charity.
The couple and their team always give their heart during the performance as them as a family have adopted themselves, therefore understand the difficulty of this journey. Without these amazing people creating VIAM I don’t think that many people would understand the importance of the children and adults around you, understand that if someone has experienced this they will need support and help.