African Children's Choir tours in South Walton

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 04:59 PM.

She earned her teaching degree last year in her native Canada.

"I knew I wanted to do something fulfilling and to help people, so when I heard about this, I checked into it and applied," she said. "To be able to be with these kids is exciting, and to travel and be with people from all over. I see the good work. I would like to stay involved in some way when my tour is up."

The choir has melted the hearts of its audiences with their smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

The children sing beloved children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites, including "Amazing Grace" and "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands."

Offerings taken at each performance go 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 African Children's Choir has performed before presidents, and heads of state including the Queen of England for her Diamond Jubilee. The choir has also sung alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, and others.

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