The African Children’s Choir

The African Children’s Choir is set to perform at the Summit Church of the Nazarene, located at 401 KY-716, on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m. Photo submitted by Lydia Sherwood.

ASHLAND – A nonprofit humanitarian relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children will be presenting a performance by The African Children’s Choir at a local church in July.

The performance by the choir is part of a celebration of their 50th choir tour. The African Children's Choir will be performing at the Summit Church of the Nazarene, located at 401 KY-716, on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m.

“The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances,” organizers said in a press release.

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals, and gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care, relief, and development programs.

Music for Life, the parent organization for The African Children's Choir, works in the African countries of 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. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow's Africa, by focusing on education.

The African Children's 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 signing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other performers.

For more information please visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com or call the Summit Church of the Nazarene at (606) 928-6065.

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