A huge thank you for a wonderful, memorable evening. This was our 4th VIAM event and 3rd at Wembley. 83 children ranging from 6 – 10 years old, from Cherry Tree Academy sang, danced and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
 
The organisation as ever was brilliant, exceptionally so this year. I take my hat off to the team who put so much in every step of the way and have patience second to non.
 
Finally, it was incredible to receive an email from a parent of one of our youngsters who has been thinking of adoption for a long time. Their journey is now one step closer thanks to Wednesday night as it gave them the encouragement to begin the conversation with their son. Fantastic news.
 
See you next year….Cherry Tree Academy

 

Cherry Tree Academy
Orleans Primary and I cannot thank you enough for a really, really amazing night and for giving us the wonderful opportunity to sing on stage with sooooooooo many amazing children! 
 
We were all incredibly proud of our little ones in Wake Me up, Stars, Never forget and Let it go….

I also wanted to add how helpful you were ALL the time, always happy on the end of the phone to answer our many questions. Nothing was too much too ask even when we phoned on the day to say we had had an overlook in tickets numbers and it was sorted out promptly as well as the fact we hadn’t ordered enough t shirts, also sorted out by yourselves and your wonderful member of staff, Stef!
 
Another thing which was brilliant was despite the fact that you guys were so busy on stage you still took the time to speak to everyone and also so reassuring that you knew the kids well and we were so so delighted to be able to stay on stage with our children, that was really wonderful
Orleans Primary School
Wow, fantastic, fandabidozy, exhilarating superb…….well I just can’t find the right words to describe the ecstatic feeling I felt onWednesday night (our children also had a fabulous time).  I have worked here at Benwick Primary School for nearly 30 years and I have never experienced or enjoyed anything as much as I did on Wednesday .  I am now pressing for us to return next year.  Well done to you and your team for all your hard work, special thanks to the young man who was on the corner of the stage directing us with the moves  –  I certainly couldn’t have done it without him and all my aerobic exercises done for the year!  My feet are still aching but everytime I think about them I just smile and remember how worthwhile it was.    I cannot believe that you could pull together so many children / schools to make it happen.  I will recommend to my friends who work in other schools to watch out when the booking opens for next year. 
 
Once again, thank you and all your team for the show.  Look forward to seeing you next year…..School Secretary

 

Benwick Primary
I just wanted to say thank you for another wonderful VIAM evening.  We really enjoyed the whole day and our children were absolutely thrilled to have taken part.
 
I’d also like to say a big thank you to Cathy – who very kindly found me some glo-sticks and hand delivered them to me in the afternoon – when I am sure she had plenty of other things to do.  Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved in the show – particularly the behind the scenes staff who may not be seen as easily but who obviously work tirelessly to make sure it all runs smoothly. 
 
The quality of the performances on the main stage were fantastic and continue to inspire our children. 
 
Well done and thank you,..Benwick Primary School
 

 

Benwick Primary
Just wanted to say that we had an amazing time last night, the girls from Millais absolutely loved it and are already hounding me for organising next year as well!!
 
What a fantastic opportunity you have given and for such a good cause…..Millais School
 

 

Millais School
We wanted to say well done for such an amazing job that you did with the Wembley Arena concert last night. Parents and children were all buzzing on the coach last night saying how fantastic it had all been. You must be tremendously proud of all that you achieve and all for such a good cause too!….Talbot House Preparatory
 

 

Talbot House Preparatory
I just wanted to say how fantastic we thought the concert was on Wednesday evening. It was our first time and it was so lovely to see so many children having such a wonderful evening, the atmosphere was electric.
Our elder daughter Jessica Lovelock was in the stage choir and had had an amazing experience, the first thing she said after was she wanted to do it again next year! Our younger daughter Isabelle, who came with her school also had a fabulous time.
A big thank you to everyone involved as I can appreciate the work that must go into a production of that size. You all did an amazing job for such a worthy cause.
Congratulations to you all,…Parent

 

Parent
What a fantastic event – my son took part last night and it really was an experience of a lifetime.
His Grandmother went to watch and wanted me to pass on her congratulations to the female compere who held the event together so well and was really good at keeping to timings.  There were a lot of exhausted but exhilarated children there at the end and she was spot on at trying to get everyone off home.

 

Parent

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

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

Parent
I just wanted to thank you and say what a fantastic show last night and such an amazing cause. 
The children are so very talented. Harry had an absolutely amazing time with you, starting with his audition through to show. He would love to continue with the stage choir and is keen to get back to rehearsals in May. …..Parent

 

Stage Choir Parent

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.

Hunsbury Park Primary

Fabulous event and cause.  Super impressed.

Parent
Just wanted to thank the whole team for a fabulous evening last night.  This was our first time at this event and I was truly amazed at the slickness of the organisation, the great sense of fun for all and the way the important message was shared.  The power of music has no bounds!
 
One of my children has always struggled in other areas of learning but for him it was fantastic.  He carried the banner on stage and even though he was given the chance to arrive at school at 11.00 a.m. today, he arrived at 9.00 a.m. and said ‘I just want to learn’ which was quite amazing.
 
Another one of my children asked if it could be Wembley stadium next year (what do you think?)
 
Finally, thank you for your patience, answering all the endless questions.   It was outstanding event and we will be back at Wembley Arena next year I’m sure.
Everton Lower School
Thank you for this wonderful event, the pupils had a great time and an amazing experience. It was a really spectacular event. Long may it continue.
 
The Parker E Act Academy
WOW! VIAM 2014 was a spectacularly amazing event, thank you thank you for creating the opportunity for so many gifted children to stand in their own light and shine beautifully bright.  It was a true JOY to behold.  The whole experience took Teddy’s breath away, he enjoyed every precious moment,  he said it was the most incredible experience of his life.
 
I can’t begin to imagine the hours and hard work that go into producing such an event by Team VIAM – you are truly inspirational and touching many lives in many ways.  Thank you for giving this wonderFULL gift to so many.
 
As a result of the event I learned much bout adoption that I didn’t know and I have been actively raising awareness of this to…..well….. anyone that listens!
Parent
I have to say that the event was better than ever as a concert and much easier to get in this year! I do think that having Matt was a coup and a half! The musicians on stage were brilliant and some made staff just go WOW! Well done and keep it going. Will look at nmext year again. I know that you were later starting rehearsals and that was the only negative, the rest of the event was absolutely amazing and the kids and ourselves loved it! You should be very proud. 
Iain McIntyre
John Of Gaunt School

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

Kinlochbervie 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

Goldbeaters Primary School

We attended the concert for the first time! AMAZING! We would love to come again.
– St Barnabas’ CE Primary School (Kent)

St Barnabas CE Primary School