Two Clydesdale dates for African Children’s Choir

Full of joy and enthusiasm, the African Children's Choir is coming to Biggar and Carluke
Full of joy and enthusiasm, the African Children's Choir is coming to Biggar and Carluke

After stealing the hearts of the world in their uplifting performance of the number one single Sing with Gary Barlow at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the African Children’s Choir is back on tour and is coming to Clydesdale.

Music for Life, the official fundraising charity of the African Children’s Choir, works in seven countries.

It has educated more than 52,000 children as well as helping over 100,000 people through relief and development programmes during its 30 year history.

The African Children’s Choir travels the world as the ambassador for Africa’s most vulnerable children.

Funds raised contribute towards not only the entire education and care of all the touring children but also to the continued development and support of the Music for Life programmes that help some of the continent’s most in-need children, providing them with better opportunities.

The choir has attracted fans from all over the world, including some celebrities.

International superstar Annie Lennox said: “I first encountered the African Children’s Choir as they were heading towards the stage to perform for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign.

“Since then I’ve come to appreciate more and more, just how uniquely special they are.”

The concerts reflect the energy, beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of these incredible children through song, music and dance.

Many of the choir children have lost one or both parents to poverty and disease. Their performances are both uplifting and humbling and are an opportunity to experience the vitality of the youth from this challenged continent.

Biggar Kirk hosts a concert on Friday, May 27, at 7pm. Tickets, priced £5 for adults and £3 for children, are available from Hamilton’s the Newsagent.

The choir will also perform at Kirkton Church in Carluke on Friday June 3, at 7.30pm. Tickets are again £5 (£3 children).