On Tuesday 12th March, 52 excited members of the Lower Chamber Choir set off for Wembley Arena to take part in a show called Voice in a Million. They joined around 5000 other children from schools all over the country in a huge concert to help raise awareness of adoption and children in poverty.
After an excellent performance of Philip Wilby’s God be in my head in the altogether different setting of the Commemoration Service the previous Saturday, this felt like a very timely reward for the pupils as they danced the day and night away under the arena lights. The main song of the event, I want a Mum, highlighted the aim of the show, whilst more familiar songs such as The Edge of Glory, Count on me, Firework and Sing went down a hit with the pupils. In all, they took part in 17 of the 26 songs performed, with the remaining nine featuring guest choirs, some of whom had been formed as a direct result of the first Voice in a Million show four years ago.
Everyone had the time of their lives singing in a packed arena. Thanks must go to all the parents and staff who came along to support what was a truly memorable event.