Tuesday, 4 May 2010

"Remarkable and Uplifting Performances"

Above Image was taken from the Monday May 3, 2010 addition of the Today publication.

A letter from Helen H. a local Fort McMurray resident, came to my email this morning. She attended the May 2nd performance by the African Children's Choir and wanted to share the experience.

Helen Writes:

The African Children’s Choir gave two remarkable and uplifting performances in Fort McMurray on Sunday, May 2.

The energy was high from the moment the children danced their way onto the stage. They performed a mixture of Gospel and African music, to the beat of African drums. The costumes were colourful and exotic, complete with hats, grass skirts, and leg coverings for some numbers. The choir performed several well choreographed numbers, and during a costume break, the audience had the opportunity to watch a short film about the Choir and the Music for Life Institute, and hear past choir members tell how the experience changed their lives forever.

The smiles on the children’s faces through the whole performance were so noticeable, as was the obvious joy that the children displayed.

The show closed with the children individually introducing themselves and sharing their personal dream for their own future.

“The Choir shows the world that its members, like the millions of abandoned and traumatized children in Africa, have beauty, dignity and unlimited potential.”

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