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PUPILS from a Newton Mearns school will take part in Scotland’s first Voice in a Million concert tomorrow.
The choir and 11 soloists from Belmont House School got through national auditions to earn a place at the event at the Playhouse in Edinburgh.
The concert, which is being held to raise awareness of adoption and fostering issues, will feature more than 250 young people from across the country.
Julie Smart, who leads the choir at Belmont, said: “We have adoptive pupils in the choir who have even spoken at assemblies about their experiences, so they’re keen to get involved.
“The soloists range from eight to 18 and the choir has a real mix.
“It helps to build confidence and creativity in the kids. They all help take responsibility at rehearsals and are so happy to be involved.”
The Belmont pupils have already performed at Voice in a Million concerts in the Wembley and O2 arenas in London.
Julie added: “Having seen what it’s about, the kids are all really excited to be on the main stage,
performing a song on our own – Seasons Of Love from the musical Rent.” Elton John and TV
presenter Piers Morgan are among the supporters of Voice in a Million.
Event founder Jo Garofalo, said: “The shows offer children of all abilities the chance to come together, enjoy being part of a magical experience and feel the thrill of performing in front of thousands of people at our concerts.
“For audience members, it will provide a unique opportunity to hear so many amazingly talented young people together in one place, some ofwhom may well become superstars of the future.”