Voice in a Million
Gearing up for the Christmas season Voice in a Million will be at Blackpool Opera House on Sunday 2nd of December 2012. The show Voice in a Million hosts singing talent from the newest beginners to the most talented. And it is all for a good cause.
Founded in 2009 by Robert and Jo Garofalo, the charity aims to sing the stories of less fortunate orphans in other countries who need to find good homes. The couple wanted to raise awareness of the issue of international adoption after they brought their own son Samuel home from an orphanage in Morrocco.
The idea was to create a show with children taking part who would sing about the plight of children in orphanages and care around the world. There are special problems facing these children and they differ from country to country. There are also problems that people who wish to adopt them face and Robert and Jo liked the idea of dispelling some of the myths around adoption.
National Tour for Voice in a Million
The show tours around the UK in order to raise awareness of the issues those considering adoption face, alongside the appeal of taking that route. The first ever concert held in the O2 arena in January this year saw five thousand children participating. Robert and Jo have industry contacts and experience with organising tours for big stars, and were thrilled with the way the public wanted to participate, and especially with the children who wanted to help and take part.
At the O2, the large choir performed “I want to know what love is” by the band Foreigner, who then asked the children to join them on stage in front of a 40,000 crowd at the High Voltage Festival in London.
The show features the choir and a variety of special guests who perform with them. For the Blackpool Show, titled “An orphan’s Christmas Wish” you can join the VIAM website family and register help at the show or register your child to sing. If you want to go along to what is sure to be a special night, check with your Blackpool Hotel for tickets and make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun.
This is one of the most unusual shows to see in Blackpool this Christmas due to the high number of ordinary people who take part in it by performing. Enjoy!