The Good Shepherd Church located at 2341 S. Military Trail in West Palm Beach on October 13, 2013 will host the members of the internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir. The event is intended to raise awareness about and generate funds for the children of war-torn areas of Africa. Frequently called “the best choir in the world”, performances are said to end in thunderous applause and standing ovations. Singing performances by Forest Hill Elementary School and Tradewinds Middle School will also take place at the event.
The Grammy-nominated choir was created over 25 years ago (according to the African Children’s Choir website), when humanitarian Ray Barnett was on a mission trip to Uganda and transported a young boy a ride from his war damaged home to the safety of another village. During that trip the young boy sang a beautiful song of hope and dignity—which resulted in the creation of a choir which is more than simply a choir. Mr. Barnett’s efforts have since resulted in the development of multiple children’s homes, literacy schools, and the development of a scholarship component that has helped educate children through secondary school and in most cases, through college.
The average age of members in the African Children’s Choir 7-10 years of age and many have lost one or both parents to the devastation of war. The Sunday evening event is free to the public. There will be refreshments, other items for sale before and after the event, and items for purchase from the African Children’s Choir. A love offering will also be taken to benefit the Choir. For details, visit http://www.goodshepherdumchurch.com/home/african-childrens-choir
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office) Sept. 2013