African Children’s Choir to perform at SHS

Published 11:06 am Friday, October 6, 2017

The African Children’s Choir will perform at Southampton High School at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. The concert is hosted by the Franklin Tri-County Alumnae Chapter DST Sorority Inc.

The choir is composed of African children ages 7-10, many of whom have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. According to the choir’s website, the children frequently melt the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and Gospel favorites.

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. Music for Life, the parent organization for the African Children’s Choir, works in seven African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, and has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history.

The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The choir has also had the honor os singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith and other inspirational performers.

The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow. No tickets are required but donations are welcome.