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African children’s choir to perform at local church


TRURO – Smiles and voices of African children will bring to life some traditional songs and dances when the African Children’s Choir performs in Truro.

The St. James Presbyterian Church on Prince Street will host the choir on June 17 at 7 p.m. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites.

The choir’s parent organization, Music for Life, works in seven African countries – Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa. The organization has educated more than 52,000 children, impacting the lives of more than 100,000 people through its relief and development programs throughout its history.

Its purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa by focusing on education.

The African Children's Choir has performed before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The choir has also sung alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, and Michael W. Smith.

Most recently, the African Children's Choir recorded some tracks with Sarah Hickman for a CD, ‘Love Is a Journey.’ They will also have a small role in the upcoming Pan movie starring Hugh Jackman.

The performance is free to attend, however donations will go to support the choir’s programs, such as education, care and relief, and development programs.

For more information on the program, visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com.

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