African Children's Choir
Jul 2, 2011 - Jul 2, 2011
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University
With a focus on caring for the underprivileged and orphaned children of Africa, the African Children’s Choir has been funding the education of thousands of African children since 1984. Each year, a new choir is selected, and the children from the previous year’s choir return to their homelands to attend school. These are children who could have lost all hope, but have overcome their circumstances and now are making a positive impact on society by being a voice for millions of children in Africa.
The choir has performed at many prestigious events and concert halls, including for Kofi Annan at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, with Mariah Carey and Sir Paul McCartney at Live 8 in London and at Nelson Mandela’s AIDS Awareness Concert in South Africa. In 2008, the African Children’s Choir performed for Queen Elizabeth II and appeared at a special concert at the White House for President George W. Bush. They have also been featured on hit television shows including American Idol, The Tonight Show and the Ellen Degeneres Show.