African children’s choir will come to Abbotsford

Group focuses on educating youth in seven African countries

The African Children’s Choir will melt the hearts of an Abbotsford audience with beautiful voices and African songs and dances at a performance on Sunday, July 13.

The program, to be held at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Alliance Church Canada on Mt. Lehman Road, will feature well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favourites.

The concert is 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 such as Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated more than 52,000 children and impacted the lives of more than 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL’s purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.

The 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 sung alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and others.