The energy, smiles and songs of 20 children from Uganda can be seen Sunday in Newton as the internationally renowned African Children's Choir performs in concert.
1. Hear the music
Contemporary Christian music, standard gospel favorites and ethnic worship songs will all be featured in the concert. Some songs are accompanied by a 17-piece synchronized African drum ensemble.
2. See the choir
The African Children's Choir has appeared in thousands of concerts around the world, including performances at the Pentagon and the United Nations. The children give approximately four concerts per week on an eight-month tour.
Wearing brightly colored costumes, 20 children between the ages of 8 and 10 sing, dance and play instruments.
3. Support education
The children are selected for the choir on a basis of need and undergo several months of training and education before they tour. Being a part of the choir gives the children an education that is paid for through the university level, something many in Uganda and several other African countries cannot afford.
As they tour, the children participate in schooling and raise funds through their concerts for themselves and others in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.
If you go:
When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 900 N. Columbus in Newton
How much: Admission is free. A freewill offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs.