We are usually asked about:

Who can Join the Choir ?

Any educational or non-educational school / academy / performance group can register and join our choir.

How are we different from Young Voice Concerts ?

This is a question we are asked all the time.

Young Voice are well established amongst schools; and judging by the amount of arena shows they put on every year, they are an extremely professional company.

When we started Voice in a Million in 2009, we went to watch a couple of Young Voice concerts prior to launching our our first event. We decided having seen theirs, we wanted to do something different, a different experience for both those taking part and the audience.

VIAM (Voice in a Million) carries an underlying message throughout; and that is to primarily use our events as a vehicle to promote Adoption and Fostering. That coupled with the fact that the founders and producers of VIAM have over 50 years experience between them of staging and producing live shows with some of the biggest acts.

We wanted to stage a show, that not only appealed to the parents and family of the choir, but also one that would appeal to the general public.  We also wanted to engage the children taking part more, so we don’t turn the auditorium round as Young Voice do.  We have an end stage, with the choir in the galleries to the sides; and also have a mass choir of selected schools on stage.

Unlike Young Voice, we also nurture the more talented members of the choir and schools, to perform on stage, along with some of our guest performers.

In addition we have 12 cameras running; and feeding our large screen at the back of the stage; and during the performance, most if not all of the youngsters in the mass choir are seen in close up on the big screen.

All of the above, together with over 40 tonnes of sound and lighting, creates our wonderful spectacle.

So yes we are different; and if you have taken your school to a Young Voice’s event and they enjoyed it, then they will love taking part in a VIAM event

Can Individuals Join the Choir or take Part in VIAM ?

Yes, Individuals can join the choir. We recommend that individuals join our stage choir.

What is the VIAM Stage Choir ?

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At every one of our Arena Events, the VIAM Stage Choir are the performers that are on stage during the performance. They provide the lead vocals and harmonies for the Mass Choir in the Choir Galleries.

Throughout the performance, individual members of the stage choir coming forward to the Front Row of soloist microphones. The soloists and featured singers on a song can vary from just one voice to up to eleven voices. We try wherever possible to feature everyone from within our stage choir at least once in ‘Soloist\’s Row’.
Some of our Stage Choir are amongst the most talented young singers in the UK, whilst others are just beginners.
Whatever their age or ability (we take youngsters for our stage choir from  7 up to 18 years of age) taking part on stage as one of our Stage Choir at Voice in a Million, The Arena Show, is a truly amazing and unforgettable experience for all of them.
You can Join the stage Choir HERE

What is the Age Limit?

We take choir members as young as six or seven; and some of our choir members are in their mid twenties. 90% of the choir is aged between 7 and 14

Once we have registered, What happens next ?

One of our team will email you with a welcome pack. You will also be able to access all the rehearsal materials and documents on this website.  We normally only allow access to these materials via our membership programme; and we recommend that each teacher, parent or choir member registers as a member on the site (Free).

Not only does this allow you access to all the materials, it also adds you to our news list. We send out regular updates on the events via our emailed newsletter.

What are the costs involved ?

Taking part as a choir member is actually free. We do however require that each choir member wears one of our event T Shirts at an event; and these cost £12.50 each.

There are additional costs if an individual joins as a stage choir members.

Can our Friends and Parents come and watch the show?

Yes of course.  In our arena events, the capacity is generally around 12,000, and this is taken up by 6,000 choir members and 6,000 audience.  When selecting your audience seats, we do give the option to have the best seat chosen for you, to enable the best possible view of your child or school group. Wembley Seating Plan

Can Children come and watch the show; are there any child discounts ?

This is a family show and suitable for all ages.

There is no charge for a child under two, they must sit in the parent’s lap.

All other seats are full price.

How do I buy tickets ?

Tickets are available from our online box office at Rock on Digital.., you can access the page directly here or you can call our office on 01932 859667.

Tickets are also on General sale at the SSE Arena Wembley  from October , and Hull City Hall Box Office in July, please note  Venue Box Offices are not able to tell you where each individual school is sitting. If you want to sit with the best view of your schools’ you can select this option on the VIAM online box office.

How do I find out about the venue, parking, food, etc ?

You can find out everything you need to know on our dedicated page here

Can we take photographs or video the event ?

We and the venue operate a strict camera policy for photographs or video.

ALLOWED ; Mobile phones, small compact cameras

NOT ALLOWED; Ipads, tablets, SLR Cameras / long lenses, Video cameras.

Is the event being recorded ?

Yes, We do record each of our events.  The recordings will be available on our website following the event

Is VIAM a charity ?

No. VIAM is a commercial organisation. We do stage our shows to ‘Raise Awareness’ of children in care; and use VIAM as a platform to encourage others to consider adoption or fostering as a life choice. From time to time, we do allow  relevant charities to fund raise at our events.

How do we collect our children at the end of the show ?

Please note, that at the end of the performance, we ask that the audience remain seated, whilst the children are escorted out of the venue. They will be escorted by their teachers, either to their coaches if they are travelling by coach, or to a designated meeting point . We suggest that schools meeting parents after the event..use their banners to indicate their meeting point location. At VIAM2016, we are allocating various meeting points on Arena Square directly in front of the main entrance. These allocated points will be sent to each school prior to the event. We will also be posting the collection points on the website, under the Parent’s Page.

Can parents and choir meet during the performance or interval.

Unless in the case of emergency, we do not permit parents and children to meet on the concourses during the performance or interval. Choir should be escorted by a teacher or chaperone at all times, when being allowed into the public areas.

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