Please follow the link below to view the Voice In A Million article published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 3rd March 2010:
SCHOOLS, choirs and vocalists from across Notts are being invited to take part in a huge singing event, which could be a record-breaker.
Voice in a Million was launched at London’s O2 Arena in January and is coming to the Trent FM Arena on July 1.
The concerts aim to raise funds and awareness for the British Association For Adoption & Fostering (BAAF).
The project’s inaugural concert saw 5,000 children performing from the Voice in a Million songbook, which features songs related to adoption.
In Nottingham there will be 4,000 singers performing to an audience.
Schools, choirs or groups of any age wanting to take part can apply online.
Auditions for soloists and featured parts, who must be aged between seven and 18, are tomorrow at David Lloyd in Aspley Lane from midday.
Creative director Jo Garofalo said she and her husband came up with the idea last summer.
They adopted their four-year-old son Samuel from Morocco after unsuccessful attempts in England.
Jo is also the creative director of Classic Media Group and has experience in putting on large concerts.
She said: “We wanted to raise awareness for the need for families in England, you don’t often hear of the number of children here that need adopting.
“After the O2 concert we had an awful lot of inquiries from schools who didn’t have the funding to travel so we decided to go to different arenas.
“We wanted to go up north and Nottingham is a good location.”
Voice in a Million aims to record thousands of children singing at events across the UK and worldwide.
These will be put together to produce a record-breaking single featuring one million voices which will be released worldwide.
Groups of any age and standard can apply to sing in the main choir.
Schools already signed up include Farnsfield St Michael’s School, and Abbey Road Primary School in West Bridgford.
Jo will be at Saturday’s auditions and said any children who are not successful in gaining a solo part can still join the main choir.
She said: “I am really looking forward to the auditions, it’s always amazing finding so much talent in the children.
“I hope to find some talented children – there are quite a lot of performance schools in Nottingham.”
It costs £10 per person to take part in the concert and tickets to watch range from £20 to £55.
To register, find out more information, or buy tickets, visit www.voiceinamillion.com or call 01932 592016.