African choir will perform at Whitburn
A talented children’s choir from Africa will be taking to the stage in Whitburn.
Watoto Children’s Choir has travelled extensively since 1994, sharing its message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows.
To date the youngsters have toured six continents and performed to enthralled audiences in schools, retirement homes, churches, parliaments, state houses and royal palaces and this month will make their debut in Whitburn.
The choir will perform at Brucefield Church on May 27 from 7pm until 10pm.
Each child in the Watoto Children’s Choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents and now lives in a Watoto village.
The experience of travelling on a choir helps the children to develop confidence and boldness, as well as broadening their worldview.
Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission by sharing personal stories, music and dance.
While on the road, the children act as advocates for the millions of other African children who have experienced the same heartbreaking pain and suffering as them.
In January last year Watoto launched a whole new Watoto Children’s Choir production, ‘Signs and Wonders’ that celebrates the joy of salvation.
This production aims to challenge preconceived ideas about miracles and demonstrates that each of our daily lives are signs and wonders of God’s work in us.
James Skinner, creative director, Watoto Choirs, said: “We see this through the innocence of the child telling of their transformation from their dark past to the light that God has shown upon them.
“Through the power of their testimonies the children will share stories of how their lives have been changed, and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities.
“Each story will declare the miracle of transformation – from darkness to light; from despair to hope; from loss to purpose; from fear to faith.”