Ugandan children’s choir to give free concert
2/12/2015, 11:09 a.m.
The internationally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir of Uganda is scheduled to perform at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Henrico County, it has been announced.
The free concert will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the church at 4247 Creighton Road, accord- ing to Dr. Lance D. Watson, pastor of St. Paul’s.
The children will present vibrant African songs, dance and stories.
The concert is part of a three-month tour through out the United States titled, “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.”
The choir has traveled internationally since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty.
Since its inception, the children’s choir has traveled to destinations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe and Japan.
Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents.
They live in Watoto children’s villages where they receive the care and nurturing they need to grow up as productive members of their country, according to a news release touting the event.
Details on the concert: www. myspbc.org or (804) 643-4000.