Inspirational angelic voices
THE voices of a generation of African children acquainted with tragedy will inspire the people of Bunbury next month.
The 18-voice Watoto Children’s Choir is made up of orphans who now live in a village with 3000 other orphaned Ugandan children.
Since 1994 the Watoto Child Care Ministries has provided a home for more than 4000 vulnerable children – many former child soldiers or born to rebel leaders during the country’s civil war.
Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir shares personal stories, sings and dances. While on the road, the children act as advocates for millions of other African children who have experienced the same heartbreak and suffering as them.
Concert organiser Bev Custers said Watoto had grown to become a beacon of hope and example of true transformation in Africa.
“Some of these children have gone on to become lawyers, teachers, computer scientists, journalists, farmers, doctors and are impacting society positively,” Mrs Custers said.
“The experience of travelling in a choir has helped the children to develop confidence and boldness.”
The Watoto Children’s Choir has travelled extensively since 1994, touring six continents and performing to enthralled audiences in schools, retirement homes, churches, parliaments and royal palaces.
Seats to the free concert are limited to the first 300 people. It will start at 7pm in Gateway Church on Sunday, October 8. Call Mrs Custers on 0421 653 799 for more details.
The joyful Watoto Children’s Choir is performing in Bunbury next month.