What happens on the day
When you get there – [Read More]
As you arrive at the Arena your teacher will lead you to the relevant section and our Team will direct you straight to your seats. The minute you get to your seats you should get settled (no later than 2.30pm). You have to make yourself comfy, as these will be your seats for the whole day. We know you’ll be excited but don’t forget to be as careful as possible not to waste your energy as you are going to need every bit of it to get through the day.
Warm-up, introductions and rehearsals [Read More]
Once you are all settled and ready to start (around 2.30pm) our production team will talk to you over the microphone and give you all the information you will need so that you know what you’re doing. Be sure to be as QUIET AS POSSIBLE at this point and listen carefully, you want to be the best don’t you? From this point onwards it’s all go! You and your choir will have the opportunity to warm-up the vocal chords with the assistance of our Principal Conductor David Lawrence. This is where the fun (and hard work) starts. We go straight in to rehearsals after the warm-up and finish at 5.00pm.
Working together [Read More]
The most important thing on the day will be listening to the people on stage and on the microphones. There may be times when we need to stop and check microphones and maybe re-do little sections but this is all part of the professional performance experience and you should be as helpful as possible when asked to do something by a member of the team. They are working to make YOU look good during the concert. We fully understand that you will be pretty excited but please work together and we will get where we need to go a lot quicker and a lot better.
There will be between 5,000 and 8,000 children in your choir, depending on which venue you are attending. The ONLY way we can pull this off is if you have practiced and learnt your songs and know what you’re doing. If we work together and use all the vocal skills we have practiced over the past few months you are sure to be a part of the BEST Young Voices concerts ever.
At 5 p.m. you and your choir will get a well-earned tea break. You can take an hour to rest and relax (especially resting your voice). You can bring a packed tea or buy food and drink at the arena food outlets. You MUST NOT leave the arena under any circumstances. Your teachers will be very strict about this.
At the end of a long day [Read More]
Like all the best times you’ve ever had, they always come to and end sooner than you want. Young Voices is no different and unfortunately the day will eventually come to an end. Once the lights go up please listen to your teacher and remain in your seats until he or she tells you that it is your choir’s turn to exit. There are so many choirs to get out that we have to make sure we do it properly and if you are not going home by coach and are meeting family or friends after the show then remember that they will not be allowed to stay inside the auditorium, so please make sure you don’t arrange to meet them there. Your family and friends will be asked to leave and meet you at your designated meeting point (see your teacher). We advise that this is either in the car parks or at a designated exit of the arena.
For those of you who have a coach journey ahead of you – don’t forget that you can still keep singing all the way home…