The African Children s Choir will be performing this evening (Wednesday 1 June) at St Mary s Cathedral, Broughton Street, Edinburgh, at 7:30pm. Among those in attendance will be Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien.
The African Children s Choir is a group of 25 children from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. The children are aged between 7 and 12 years old. The choir aims to raise awareness and funds to help the thousands of children in Africa who are orphaned and destitute because of war, famine and disease.
This evening s audience will be treated to a wide variety of songs accompanied by drums and ethnic instrumentation, including well-known children s songs, gospel melodies and lively spirituals.
Administrator of St Mary s Cathedral Monsignor David Gemmell said: We are delighted to welcome the African Children s Choir to St Mary s Cathedral. There has been a great deal in the press about Scotland hosting the G8 summit in July. This event is an example of the many strong links that bind Scotland and the various nations of the African continent. This concert celebrates that cultural exchange.
There is no admission charge and tickets are not required. A free-will offering will be taken.
The choir will be staying in the Cathedral Parish with host families from 1 June “ 3 June.
For more information about the African Children s Choir visit their website at www.africanchildrenschoir.com.
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