We had an absolutely fantastic night and the children (and adults!) loved every minute.
Any educational or non-educational school / academy / performance group can register and join our choir.
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
Yes, Individuals can join the choir. We recommend that individuals join our stage choir.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, We do record each of our events. The recordings will be available on our website following the event
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.
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.
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.
Fill out the below form, with your question; and we will endevour to answer within a few hours, if during working hours. If out of working hours we will respond the next day
We had an absolutely fantastic night and the children (and adults!) loved every minute.
Well… Wow! I thought after six years my admiration for the team and the production of VIAM had reached its height, however last night exceeded expectations again. A HUGE thank you to the whole team for patience, understanding (and the gentle art of nagging!), to the crew, dancers and staff on the night and to you Jo, truly remarkable. Thank you.
…..C.E.O & Executive Principal
Cherry Tree Academy Trust
Thank you so much for last night, our children absolutely loved the experience. We are already thinking about next year.
…..Lewis Edney Gatton Park School
Before normal life resumes again I wanted to contact you to just say what an amazing experience the VIAM concert last night was for the children, staff and parents at Haynes Lower School.
Contacting VIAM last year and bringing the children and staff to the concert was one of the best decisions I have made as Head teacher so far.
See you next year!
Best wishes…… Head Teacher
I was fortunate and absolute amazed to watch Voice in a Million at Wembley last night 9th March 2016.
Thank you all for letting my daughter part take in such an event that really supports young people who become vulnerable due to no fault of their own and at times at such young age. Thanks again, hopefully my daughters school will enrol again for 2018.
a HUGE thank you for the wonderful concert last week. We were thrilled to be on stage – what an experience for the children!...The Vale Primary
There are simply no words to describe the experiences the children had. It was our first year and certainly NOT our last……..Ravenscote Junior School
I was lucky enough to be in the audience last night at Wembley and it’s was amazing. My daughter was taking part in one of the school Choirs around the side but the first thing she asked me after is if she could be in the Stage Choir next year :-)…Parent
My heartfelt congratulations to you and Robert for giving us Voice in a Million and the amazing event at Wembley. As mum to two wonderful adopted daughters I am humbled by your work on behalf of the thousands of children in the UK in need of a family, Voice in a Million is an inspiration to us all……Achievement For All
It was incredible to perform at such a prestigious venue and we all felt honoured to be taking part. It was an amazing evening. To perform in a 5,000 strong choir was a truly awesome experience, one that the children will never forget.”
Hunsbury Park Primary, Northampton.
Fabulous event and cause. Super impressed.
Well what can I say – thank you for such an amazing event and experience last Wednesday! We had amazing seats in block S6 down near the front to the right of the stage – thank you! It made our very long journey (16 hours) down South very very very worthwhile!
The kids and all our staff enjoyed VIAM2014 very very much! Thank you for sitting us next to Julie’s choir from Belmont House too it was great! …we are putting on a post VIAM concert on the 3rd of April up here in Kinlochbervie and hope to start raising some more funds to help support possibly attending next year again!.….Music Teacher, Kinlochbervie High School
We participated in VIAM last year, when our sister school (who already registered), told us about it. Loved it last year (the kids and staff chaperones as well as staff and parents that came to the actual show), so we made sure we signed up for VIAM next year! – Goldbeaters Primary School
We attended the concert for the first time! AMAZING! We would love to come again.
– St Barnabas’ CE Primary School (Kent)
What a fabulous experience the night was! Thank you so much for having us and giving us all such a great opportunity
Congratulations on an amazing event, it was truly spectacular!
– Boundary Oak School (Fareham)
Just a quick note to say a massive thank you for a great night last night! The talent that the soloists have is amazing and I admit, I did cry in places! Their voices were truly beautiful and sent a shiver down your back when you think of the words that they are singing. It was so lovely to spot my daughter with her school (Caterham) and watch them all swaying with their arms around each other and singing at the top of the voices. She sent me a text after the show finished which said “I’m glad I have you and Dad – love you!” which set me off again but I do think it has made a lot of the children realise how lucky they are and also all about adoption. It was a wonderful night and I will be singing “Oh Happy Day” for some time now! Thank you to the whole team for all your hard work and we all look forward to the next concert.
– (Parent) – Caterham School
Thank you so much for a very enjoyable evening. Students at ATA had a lovely time and the event was a wonderful occasion. It has pressed people at school to consider helping young people who are adopted and need a loving home and to spread the awareness of it. Thanks again!
– Ashcroft Academy (London)
I would just like to say thank you for the fantastic and moving performance given last night, everybody put their heart and soul into singing. . A special thanks to all the organisers who made this a very special night. My daughter was proud to be part of it.
– (Parent) Sunbury-on- Thames
Many thanks for the experience; the kids loved the concert and the chance to be at the 02
– Caterham School
We wanted to thank you on behalf of all of our children for a fantastic day. The impact of participating in such an event is immeasurable in terms of experience and setting high aspirations.
– St Peter’s School Choir (Leatherhead)
We have had some wonderful comments from children and parents on a brilliant day yesterday! The children thoroughly enjoyed it and the parents thought it was a fabulous event. Thank you so much for the opportunity for our school to be a part of Voice in a Million! Congratulations also to you and the team for all the organisation.
– Coworth Flexlands School
I’d like to pass on a huge thank you from the staff and all the kids who came. The kids were totally buzzing and excited almost all the way home to Norfolk. Even in school today a couple of them came up to me thanking me for taking them. We’d love to come again next time. Again, a massive thank you and congratulations on a very successful, fun and quite emotional night! Well done to everyone involved!
– Reepham High School and College (Norfolk)
Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing experience yesterday. Our children had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have had fantastic feedback from parents of the children that took part! The organisation was fantastic!
– Thames Ditton Infant School (Surrey)