African Children’s Choir sings in Visalia Jan. 23

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Visalia Nazarene Church welcomes African Children’s Choir Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. to help future African children rise from poverty
@TheSunGazette
VISALIA – As the old saying goes, music speaks to the soul. But in Visalia this month, music can actually feed the soul by helping change the lives of children from more than a continent away. 
Visiting the Visalia Nazarene Church on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. the African Children’s Choir will melt the hearts of the audience with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. Of course, that’s no surprise, the choir is composed of African children aged 7 to 10 years old and represent the potential of the thousands of children in Africa who are trapped in the cycle of poverty. 
Therefore, performances support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development.
But audiences can expect delightful African tunes, accompanied by ethnic instrumentation. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes. Nearly every performance is concluded with a thunderous standing ovation. A marvelous by-product of the concert is the inspiration the music brings to virtually every listener. In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and wonderfully entertaining.
In addition, the choir promotes the beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of the African children around the world, being a voice for the millions of suffering children who cannot speak for themselves. 
Over the past 30+ years, the children have appeared in thousands of concerts around the world, including concerts at the Pentagon and the United Nations. They have been featured on popular television shows, including “The Tonight Show” and “American Idol”. The Choir has had the privilege of performing at the Royal Albert Hall, London as part of the BBC Proms series. They have performed for the Queen as well as other royalty and world leaders. They have performed alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry and even recorded music for Hollywood movie soundtracks.
The program provides for the children’s wellbeing and quality education, utilizing the transformative power of music. They install Christian principles through teaching and leading by example and bring relief and development to African nations in crisis.
Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s Choir) works in the African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, 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. The organization’s purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.
Promotional support of this community concert is greatly appreciated.
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.