Choir of Ugandan orphans perform in Sydney.
Seven years ago, Esther Kahangi was abandoned in a local hospital on the outskirts of Kampala.
These days, the energetic eight-year-old is touring the world with fellow Ugandan orphans as part of the Watoto Children’s Choir. The group, which blends native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance, is scheduled to perform Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Sydney Community Church on Inglis Street as part of its Signs and Wonders tour.
“I am excited to be a part of Signs and Wonders,” Kahangi said in a press release. “I know that I am a wonder because I am chosen by God as his child.”
Watoto Children’s Choir was founded by the Watoto Church in Uganda, where it has provided holistic, residential care for more than 4,000 orphaned and vulnerable children, including former child soldiers, since 1994.
The group has performed in Asia, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, and has released several albums, including “Mambo Sawa” and “Beautiful Africa.”
For information, phone the Salvation Army church at 902562-0456.
To learn more about the choir, and to hear and see them perform, visit https://www.watoto.com/choir/.
Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir are seen in this promotional photo. The group of Ugandan orphans will perform Thursday night at the Salvation Army Sydney Community Church on Inglis Street.