Lakeview Presbyterian Church hosting African Children’s Choir
#LSN_Arts Lakeview has hosted the African Children’s Choir previously on 3 occasions
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, August 26, 2017 (LSN) Lakeview has hosted the African Children’s Choir previously on 3 occasions (2005, 2008 and 2015).
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 Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. Donations will be accepted 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 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 the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artist such as, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carry, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!
Come join the African Children’s Choir as they perform in our community during their Canadian Tour. The Choir will be performing at our church on Sunday, September 17 at 7:00 pm. Come and experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! Admission will be free for all ages; a free-will offering will follow the Choir’s concert.
These children are extremely talented and dance up a storm with their energy. Our congregation not only provides a venue for the concert but congregation member families also volunteer to be host families and will be taking 2 or 3 of the children and their chaperones home following the concert on Sunday evening. They provide accommodation and meals, until the children depart again on Tuesday morning. The children will have classroom time here at the church during the day on Monday. The host families will provide entertainment for the children on Monday evening such as a tour of the city etc.
The free-will offering will help support the Music for Life Institute. The African Children’s Choir has been Music for Life’s major international program during its 30-year history. Music for Life Institute (MFLI) has relief and development programs in seven African countries. MFL has currently educated over 52,000 children and hundreds of thousands of lives have been impacted by Music for Life Institute’s international relief and development programs.