The African Children’s Choir is on the road again. The internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir will be performing on April 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 201 University Blvd. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken.
The African Children’s Choir melts 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 rhythmic gospel favorites. Nearly every performance is concluded with a thunderous standing ovation. In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and always wonderfully entertaining.
The Music for Life Institute’s (MFLI) purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa. Working in seven African countries, MFLI has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its 27-year history. The African Children’s Choir is MFLI’s major international program.
The African Children’s Choir has been working with the most vulnerable children in Africa, raising awareness of the plight of Africa’s orphaned and abandoned, but also showing the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child. The choir members have the additional benefit of international travel with the choir; this exposes them to a wide variety of people, places and perspectives. Their life’s experiences combined with a structured formal education give the children the necessary tools to change their lives and the lives of others.