FAYETTE, IA (Sept. 18, 2006) – A concert by the African Children’s Choir™ will kickoff Homecoming week at Upper Iowa University on Sunday, Oct. 1. The choir will perform at 7:00 p.m. in the East Cafeteria on the Fayette campus.
Comprised of children age seven to eleven from Kenya and Uganda, the African Children’s Choir™ has been performing for over 21 years throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Each year a new choir is selected from children who are not only musical, but who also come from Africa’s most desperate villages. Many have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease.
According to choir conductor Lydia Namagembe, the children sing on behalf of their brothers, their sisters, their friends, and their village. Each child has a story. They have experienced more tragedy in their young lives than most of us will ever know in a lifetime. Yet, each child has a dream – a hope for tomorrow.
The African Children’s Choir™ is committed to making these dreams a reality. Through their voice and music, the children of the Choir are bringing Africa to the rest of the world. Their songs bring great joy to those who hear them and shines the spotlight on the plight of children in Africa.
To find out more about the African Children’s Choir™, go to www.africanchildrenschoir.com.
The concert is open and free to the public.