Vibrant children’s choir performs tonight
The globally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda will be in Matamata tonight Wednesday, May 30 at Matamata Baptist Church.
Hosted by International Aid and Development agency, TEAR Fund, the choir’s energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm has won global acclaim from royalty, presidents and ministers.
Travelling internationally since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa orphaned as a result of HIV/Aids, war and poverty, the choir will travel around the North Island for three weeks.
Watoto Ministries is based in Kampala, Uganda and currently takes care of more than 2500 orphaned and vulnerable children from three villages in the country.
Entitled, Beautiful Africa: A New Generation, this tour features vibrant African music, dance routines and lifetransforming stories that tell the story of Watoto children.
TEAR Fund events organiser, Megan Claxton is thrilled to bring Watoto to New Zealand.
‘‘The Watoto Children’s Choir is much loved by New Zealand audiences.
‘‘ They carry with them the stories of Africa’s rescued orphans and their incredible message of transformation,’’ Ms Claxton said.
‘‘ We encourage all New Zealanders to come to this free concert and hear their story.’’
The Watoto production debuted in the United States in September 2011.
through Canada, Britain and Australia with its final stop a North Island, New Zealand tour.
Choir 52 met the Queen Eliza- beth in early May and will be performing as part of the 60th Jubilee Celebrations at Windsor Castle.
Entry is free but donations are welcome. Further information and tour details are at: tearfund.org. nz/watoto2012/.
Coming to Matamata: The Watoto Children’s Choir will perform at Matamata Baptist Church.