Sheffield kids have a Voice in a Million

Voice in a Million concert at Wembley Arena
Voice in a Million concert at Wembley Arena
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More than 500 school children will unite in song to raise the roof of Sheffield’s City Hall in March.

School children from Sheffield and the surrounding areas will form a huge choir for the Voice in a Million singing extravaganza on March 23.

Now in its sixth year, the event in front of family and friends aims to raise awareness of the importance of adoption and fostering to ensure that every child is given a loving home.

Co-founder and trained singer Jo Garofalo, who is involved with every stage of auditions, said: “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.”

Voice in a Million concerts take place all over the country and, to date, some 1,500 schools and 59,000 pupils have participated. The concert at Sheffield City Hall is part of a three-day celebration of youth making music in the city.

Jo, who is an adoptive parent herself, said: “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 and a new family for life.

“If just one child is adopted as a result of raising awareness through the Voice in a Million concerts, then as we continue to grow the sky is the limit for so many more children in care.”

The concert begins at 7.30pm. Tickets, costing from £12, are available from the Sheffield City Hall box office on 0114 278 9789 or online at