The Voices From Care choir took to the stage on June 7th at the Wales Millennium Centre to open up the Festival of Voice (FoV) through a choral performance. The choir, made up of children, young people, foster carers and support staff was first formed in 2017 with the intention of bringing together the care community to celebrate being united and being expressive through song. Supported by the Wales Millennium Centre and mentored by Only Men Aloud’s Craig Yates, the choir sessions, held in Cardiff Bay introduced the group to new opportunities, new friendships and memorable experiences. Made up of ages 6-50+, the choir performed at the Proud to Be Me event which celebrates care identity and aspirations; having performed in front of a group of people to gain confidence and experience, the choir then rehearsed every month to put together their biggest performance for the FoV. Safe to say the crowd loved the choir and amazing feedback was given from those who watched and listened.
‘It was lovely, could really see all of the hard work put in from children and young people to put on such a fab performance & everyone looked like they enjoyed as much as the audience’.
A huge congratulations to everyone who has been involved in the choir, and we look forward to seeing what’s next!