The famous African Children’s Choir will be performing in Montrose at the Old and St Andrew’s Church on Friday (May 16) at 7.30 p.m.
After stealing the hearts of the world during their uplifting performance of the number one single ‘Sing’ with Gary Barlow at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the famous African Children’s Choir have been invited back to tour their inspirational talents, featuring The Songshop.
Music for Life, the official fund raising charity of the African Children’s Choir, work in seven African countries, and have educated over 52,000 children, as well as impacting the lives of over 100,000 people through relief and development programmes during its 29 year history.
The African Children’s Choir travels the world, acting as the ambassador for Africa’s most vulnerable children, raising much needed awareness as they go. Funds raised contribute towards not only the entire education and care of all the touring children, but also to the continued development and support of the Music for Life programmes that help some of the continent’s most in-need children, providing them with better opportunities; creating ChangeMakers for the future of Africa.
The Choir has attracted fans from all over the world, including some celebrity admirers. Talking about the Choir, International superstar Annie Lennox said: “I first encountered the African Children’s Choir as they were heading towards the stage to perform for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign ... Since then I’ve come to appreciate more and more, just how uniquely special they are.”
Their concerts reflect the energy, beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of these incredible children through song, music and dance. Many of the Choir children have lost one or both parents to poverty and disease. The performances are both uplifting and humbling and are an opportunity to experience the vitality of the youth from this challenged continent.