Goshen News, Goshen, IN

October 5, 2012

A joyful noise in Goshen

African Children's Choir to perform at Maple City Chapel

A STAFF REPORT
THE GOSHEN NEWS

GOSHEN — The African Children’s Choir is coming to Goshen.

The group will perform at Maple City Chapel, 2015 Lincolnway East, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Donations will be accepted.

The choir is a program run by the organization Music For Life. The group tours to raise money to support educational and humanitarian programs across East and South Africa. Music for Life works in seven African countries: Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Sudan.

According to the website africanchildrenschoir.com, the group has performed at the United Nations, Royal Albert Hall, the U.S. White House, Carnegie Hall and the London Palladium. The choir has performed for U.S. presidents, the Queen of England and Nobel Prize laureate Nelson Mandela.

Television appearances by the African Children’s Choir include performances on “Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America,” “Ellen” and “American Idol” alongside artists including Wyclef Jean, Josh Groban, Sandy Patti and Michael W. Smith. The African Children’s Choir and the Music for Life Institute was the subject of a 2009 CNN International documentary on “Inside Africa.”

Since 1984 over one thousand children have toured as members of the African Children’s Choir.