Young­sters to join thou­sands of chil­dren in Wem­b­ley choir

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PUPILS from four Buck­ing­hamshire pri­mary schools will join thou­sands of oth­ers from across the UK to sing at Wem­b­ley Arena to raise aware­ness of the plight of chil­dren in care.

Around 10,000 school­child­ren will join Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent child stars Bars and Melody to head­line the Voice in a Mil­lion show for two nights on March 2 and March 3.

Also ap­pear­ing are Si­mon Cow­ell’s other fi­nal­ists Calum Scott, from this year’s Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent, and Charli Beard, from this year’s X Fac­tor.

Pupils from Chal­font St Giles Ju­nior School, Chal­font St Peter CofE Academy, Ley Hill Pri­mary School and Holt­spur School will unite in song to raise aware­ness and give a voice to mil­lions of young­sters who do not have a fam­ily.

A choir of 5,000 chil­dren will be tak­ing to the stage each night to spread the im­por­tant mes­sage.

Also ap­pear­ing at this year’s show is the Des­tiny Africa Chil­dren’s Choir, fly­ing in from Uganda to lead the choir in the theme tune for Save the Chil­dren/ Chil­dren United ini­tia­tive.

The Voice in a Mil­lion con­certs were founded in 2009 by hus­band and wife Robert and Jo Garo­falo who chose to adopt a son and later de­cided to cre­ate the show which would high­light the plight of chil­dren around the world in care.

Jo Garo­falo said: “What started out as a small school show for a few school­child­ren to per­form in front of their friends and fam­ily has turned into a mam­moth an­nual event. Voice in a Mil­lion has be­come a chil­dren’s con­cert like no other.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.voiceinamil­lion. com.

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