African Children’s Choir to perform in Sweet Home

The African Children’s Choir returns following a moratorium due to the pandemic. The tour stops in Sweet Home for two performances: 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at Sweet Home High School, and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Hillside Fellowship, 501 Nandina St.

They will then perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Lane, Springfield.

International nonprofit organization Music for Life brings the tour to the U.S. with more than 50 stops across the country. The African Children’s Choir will perform popular children’s music, traditional spiritual songs and African cultural pieces.

The choir is composed of African children aged 10 to 12 years old who come from vulnerable backgrounds, hardships and lack of education, yet they represent the potential of the African child to become leaders for a better future. The choir is part of a larger, international, Christian organization called Music for Life, which provides thousands of impoverished children throughout Africa with the education, discipleship and leadership skills needed to rise above their conditions so they can bring positive, lasting change to their families, communities and countries.

“The African Children’s Choir proves just how powerful music can be,” Choir Manager Tina Sipp said. “These concerts provide hope and encouragement, not just to our audiences, but to the children whose lives are forever changed by their experiences with the Choir.”

A full list of tour stops can be viewed at https://africanchildrenschoir.com/tour-dates/.