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