Acclaimed African Children’s Choir to Perform on Campus

Oct 6, 2014

On Thursday, October 16, at 6:00 p.m., the internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir will perform in the University of Dubuque Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall.  The concert, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission and may be obtained through the Farber Box Office.

The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices, and lively African songs and dances.  The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals, and Gospel favorites.

“This choir will capture your attention and your hearts with their electrifying performance,” said Mishereen Ellis, director of multicultural student engagement.  They come to entertain and educate us all, while at the same time impacting and changing the lives of millions of children across Africa through their parent organization Music for Life.  It is a pleasure for us to welcome them to our campus.”

Music for Life (MFL), the parent organization for The African Children’s Choir, works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history.  MFL’s purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.

The Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state, and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee.  The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artist such as, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carry, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.  A free-will offering will be taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief, and development programs.