Date(s) - 04-July-2016
More than 750 local schoolchildren, along with some of the most talented young singers in the UK, will come together in a special performance aimed at raising awareness of adoption and fostering throughout the world.
Following the success of recent sell out shows at Wembley SSE Arena, this is first time Voice In a Million (VIAM) are staging a show at Dorking Halls.
In the words of VIAM founders and adoptive parents, Robert and Jo Garofalo, “the need to continue to raise awareness for adoption and fostering remains as important as ever to ensure that every single child is given a loving home – a new family for life.”
Now celebrating its seventh year, VIAM present an opportunity of a lifetime for schoolchildren from all backgrounds to come together, united in song.
Co-founder Jo Garofalo is involved with every stage of auditions and knows at first hand the importance of children continuing to actively participate in music activities and as a trained singer recognises not just the health benefits of singing but also the sense of belonging to a choir and feeling embraced.
“Our live concerts showcase the talent of school children, giving them the fantastic experience of performing in front of thousands. All the children taking part receive tuition, encouragement and support. Individually they are given the chance to shine and join the ‘Voice’, knowing that their involvement makes a difference to lives of children less fortunate than themselves.”
VIAM has already achieved record landmarks, showcasing to date some 2000 schools participating in staged concerts, with over 85,000 school children involved. Unexpected stars of the future are born, head teachers recognise how important music participation must remain in today’s national curriculum and as Jo Garofalo adds “If just one child is adopted as a result of raising awareness through the VIAM concerts, then as we continue to grow, the sky is the limit for so many more children in care to one day say aloud ‘there’s no place like home’!!”
Tickets cost £17.50
Groups of 10 or more go for £15.75
Book by calling the Box Office on 01306 881717