Members of the African Children's Choir

Members of the African Children's Choir

African Children’s Choir bringing lively African songs and dances to Crawford Bay church

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The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program — which runs 7 p.m. July 2 at Crawford Bay’s Kootenay Lake Community Church — 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. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa by focusing on education.

The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and, most recently, Queen Elizabeth II for her diamond jubilee. The choir has also had the honor of 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 accompanied South African opera singer Pumeza Matshikiza on some tracks for her debut album, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

The African Children’s Choir is a non-profit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.