Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The African Children's Choir to perform in the Q.C.

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 3:35 PM


The African Children's Choir will perform a benefit show on Wed., Aug. 26, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., at Blair Road United Methodist Church – Family Life Center (located at 9135 Blair Rd., Charlotte).

The African Children's Choir has also announced two upcoming concerts in Charlotte at the new Knight Theater on March 15-16, 2010. Read more about The African Children's Choir in the press release below.

The African Children's Choir is a large choir made up of children ages 7 to 12 from several African nations.  Since its inception, the choir has included children from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.  Many of the children have lost one or both parents to AIDS and other poverty-related diseases, and all of them are victims of extreme poverty.

The choir serves as the main fundraising branch for its parent organization, Music For Life Institute, with proceeds from the choir’s work used to fund education and relief efforts for African children affected by poverty and disease.  More than 7000 children in several African nations are currently being supported through the program.

The choir has recorded songs for the soundtracks of major motion pictures including Oprah Winfrey’s Beloved, Hotel Rwanda and Blood Diamond.

The African Children's Choir will be performing in the brand new Knight Theater for two shows only, March 15-16, 2010 at 7 p.m. both evenings.  Tickets for those concerts will go on sale Nov. 6 and will be available by phone at 704-372-1000, at the box office and online at www.BlumenthalCenter.org.

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