With the highly popular Talent Television shows, X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, more young people than ever, are keen to learn how to sing and perform like their idols. The Chertsey Voice In A Million Academy opened in May and due to popular demand is now set to launch a second 3 hour session every Sunday afternoon, in addition to the existing morning sessions. The Academy will appeal to children with varying degrees of talent from Surrey (between the ages of 7 & 18) and provide them with the opportunity to join a unique performance organization that have opened academies across the UK and develop their skills in Vocal, Recording and Live Performance techniques.
Robert & Jo Garofalo, founders of the Voice In A Million project says, ‘We firmly believe that singing is an important part of a child’s overall well-being and are proud to have seen so many develop both artistically and confidently throughout their time with the Voice In A Million Academies’.
At least Four ARENA events a year are performed by Voice In A Million Groups, singing live in front of extremely large audiences, in prestigious venues to raise awareness for the British Association For Adoption & Fostering, which are normally reserved for A-List artists. Each Voice In A Million Academy also stages its own local theatre show each year and all members of the academy are encouraged to take part in recording sessions for Voice In A Million downloads, singles and album releases.
The existing Voice In A Million Academy members have the following live performances to look forward to;
Celebrating Surrey Festival (Main Stage) 26th Jun 2010
Nottingham Trent FM Arena 7th Oct 2010
Liverpool Echo Arena 10th Nov 2010
London 02 Arena 1st Feb 2011
Voice In A Million staged a huge concert at the London 02 Arena on 28th Jan 2010, which gathered a staggering 5200 children from educational & performance schools across the UK performing tracks from the Voice In A Million Songbook in front of a 7000 audience.
Both the Academy and events at the 02 Arena and beyond raises awareness in support of The British Association For Adoption & Fostering (BAAF). ‘The academy that makes a difference’ not only enhances ability and confidence of each child attending, but also makes a difference to those children that need families. Voice In A Million strives to achieve awareness of the plight of millions of children worldwide that are orphaned, abandoned or separated from their birth parents and in need of a loving family for life.
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|06/06/2013 - 12:37
|Mr Paul Ryan (0)
I am researching my great uncle, Francis Joseph McNULTY.
He resided at "The White Cottage, Englefield Green, Surrey."
Does anybody know where this could be? My internet searches have proven unsuccessful at this time. I wonder whether it has had a name change. My g.uncle reside there in 1946. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Paul J Ryan
|03/01/2013 - 13:53
|Mrs wendy mills (0)
Re: Irelands Arthur, Margaret & Molly's parents were Catherine/Katherine ( nee Varns) & Michael Ireland Hope there is someone that can help me xx
|03/01/2013 - 13:50
|Mrs wendy mills (0)
Happy New Year to you all. If you or you know of anyone connected to Arthur George Victor Ireland born 1917 in Woking, his sister Margaret Edith born 1919 also in Woking & other sister Molly Beryl born 1924 in Guildford. Please drop me a line asap - there must be some grandchildren, great grandchildren even great, great grandchildren in & around the area. Please if you can help my email is email@example.com or 07506747665. Thank you in advance xx
|06/11/2012 - 13:03
|Mrs christine congreve (0)
I was born at Old Windsor hospital in 1944, my parents lived on Prospect Lane, Bishopsgate. My maiden name was Money, I believe cousins may still live in EG? Anyone know any Moneys?
|13/10/2012 - 20:51
|Mrs wendy mills (0)
Hello We are trying to trace descendents of: Arthur George Victor Ireland, born 1917 in Woking Sisters: Margaret Edith Ireland, born 1919, also in Woking Molly Beryl Ireland, born 1924 in Guildford. If anyone knows of any family members, could I ask if you could possibly get them to contact me? My name is Wendy Mills My contact is 07506747665 Many thanks Wendy
|10/09/2012 - 17:12
|Mr Ariel Bruce (0)
THE MARTIN FAMILY FROM CHURCH COTTAGES, WEYBRIDGE ROAD, ADDLESTONE.
IN 1991, MRS ALWEN MARTIN DIED. HER SON WILLIAM JAMES MARTIN WHO LIVED WITH HER AT 1 CHURCH COTTAGES, WEYBRIDGE ROAD, LEFT THE AREA AND WENT TO NEW ZEALAND. I BELIEVE HE MAY HAVE GONE TO JOIN HIS SISTER PATRICIA MARTIN (MARRIED NAME GREEN) OR HIS OTHER SISTER BETTY MARTIN (MARRIED NAME GREENWOOD). CAN ANYONE HELP ME TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY MEMBER OF THE MARTIN FAMILY FROM THIS ADDRESS. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS ARIELACADEMIC@AOL.COM PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN. KIND REGARDS, SUE
|04/07/2012 - 19:00
|Mrs Christina Eastwood (0)
I am trying to contact relatives of the late Robert J Hoare, author and educator in relation to a copyright issue. He is buried in the churchyard. If you know or are anyone related to him please contact me.
MothersCompanion at gmail.com
|10/05/2012 - 23:07
|Mrs Susan Elkins (0)
My father (now85) and his brother were taken into care and then into St.Peters Hospital, Ottershaw, about 1940/41. He would like to know if anybody new of a failry large care home on the corner of a road in Ottershaw and if so what it was called. Thanks Sue
|29/01/2012 - 20:38
| Lester Milbank (0)
My Father JOHN MILBANK was born in Sunningdale in 1921. His father, FREDERICK MILBANK ran a shop in Sunningdale selling game ( pheseants etc ) .
|06/08/2011 - 02:46
| Martha Thomas (0)
I'm looking for information about relatives from Camberley that I have lost touch with. Any information about them would be most helpful. I'm looking for the Murray and Wellman family from College Ride. The Wellmans were there as late as the1980's and then the Murrays. I would love to be in touch with them again. Thanks Martha Thomas
|22/06/2011 - 04:21
|Mr William Ellis (0)
My name is William Robert Dalziel Ellis and are hoping that some one may help me to find where my brother Paul Vivian Ellis is laid to rest in the Englefieldnbsp Green Cemetery he was born 16th September 1954 and died 21st September 1954 at the King Edward VII hospital Old Windsor. My late father John Charles William Ellis many years told me that he was interned in a corner of the cemetery, how true this is I do not know. At the time of his birth we were living at 34 Barons Way, Egham Hythe. If some one could take pictures of the grave if found it would put the finish to that part of my missing family. Please also note any costs will be refunded.
|18/06/2011 - 05:41
| J F (0)
I am researching an ancestor. Thomas WOOLVEN or Woolvin was born in Wisborough Green, Sussex, in 1816. He married a woman named Jemima. By 1876 he was living in Acacia Place, Englefield Green. He died in November 1888. If anybody has information on this couple, please get in touch. Thanks.
|27/04/2011 - 13:48
|Mr William Ellis (0)
I made a mistake the numbernbsp was 34 Barons Way
|15/01/2011 - 12:14
|Mr Alan Wellbelove (0)
I am descended from the Wellbelove/Welbelove line from Virginia Water / Egham / Englefield Green.
I noticed in Dorothy Davis' book 'Virginia Water' a photo by Alan Bostock of Edwinnsnbsp restaurant on page 115. I wondered whether this was the same building, formerly a beershop, at one time owned by the Welbelove family in the early to mid 19th century. Also, there are adjacent cottages. The Welbeloves' also owned cottages and I wondered whether these might be the very same premises, or whether they are of more recent construction?
Many thanks in advance for any help
|30/12/2010 - 02:18
|Mr ken beauchamp (0)
I AM TRYING TO LOCATE FRIENDS THAT USED TO LIVE IN THE ENGLEFIELD GREEN AREA AT 25 ST. JUDE'S. THEIR NAMES WERE MARTIN AND LINDA BLACK, HUSBAND AND WIFE BOTH WORKED FOR BRITISH AIRWAYS. CAN YOU HELP?
|29/09/2010 - 23:49
| Don Branson (0)
I'm a US citizen descended from a John Branson that was born in Sunninghill around 1650, and died in New Jersey, USA in the early 1700's;. nbspIs there a good way to find more information about his background from a Sunninghill historical society or the like? It's just for curiosity's; sake, really.