African Children’s Choir to sing in city

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2011

Choral performances benefiting some of Africa’s most vulnerable children will be held next weekend at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene.

The African Children’s Choir, an internationally-acclaimed group of youths who blends singing, dancing and storytelling, will perform March 19 at 7 p.m. and March 20 at 10:50 a.m.

The concert is free, the church having paid the choir’s appearance fee, but an additional free-will offering for the children will be collected, said the Rev. Charles Parish, pastor of the Wisconsin Avenue congregation.

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The concert will feature children’s songs, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes as well as lively African songs and dances.

The African Children’s Choir began 23 years ago with a focus on education. The organization works with several thousand underprivileged children throughout Africa.