The world famous African Children’s Choir bring their joyous sound to Leamington this month.
After their uplifting performance of the number one single ‘Sing’ with Gary Barlow at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the choir have been invited back to tour their inspirational talent and will be performing at All Saints’ church in Leamington on Monday January 18 with more local children.
Music for Life, the official fundraising charity of the African Children’s Choir, works in seven African countries, and has educated over 52,000 children as well as improving 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.The Choir has attracted fans from all over the world, including some celebrity admirers. 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.”
Many of the choir’s members have lost one or both parents to poverty and disease.