African Children’s Choir to perform at two locations on Sunday

“The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances,” notes a news release about the group, which will be performing at two local locations on Sunday as part of its “Just As I Am” tour.

That includes at the 11 a.m. service at Promise of Victory Church of God, located at 47 Dennis Ridge Road, Colliers, where the phone number is (304) 527-3230.

At 6 p.m. that evening, the choir will perform at Sycamore Youth and Community Center at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, in a concert hosted by the Ohio Valley Youth Network. For information, call (608) 556-3068.

The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken 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 the African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda 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, according to a news release.

The African Children’s Choir has performed before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The choir also has had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Michael W. Smith. The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable childrentoday so they can help Africa tomorrow.

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