The internationally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir of Uganda will once again bring their musical message of peace and hope for the children of Africa to Linwood on Friday Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church.
The choir, which has performed for presidents and royalty around the globe, returns for its 7th visit to Central United Methodist Church and is composed of children orphaned by genocide, civil war, and disease. Reknown for their joyful exuberance, colorful native costumes, and beautiful children’s voices, Watoto’s concerts are an energized mix of Contemporary Pop with the rhythms and sounds of Africa, and are a wonderful family-friendly event. The concert is free to the public; a good will offering for the choir will be collected. The international tour serves to raise both awareness of and resources for the 2,000 orphans and young female survivors of brutal war atrocities that are cared for by the Watoto Children’s Ministry, which recently expanded its highly respected orphanage program into South Africa. Goods made by ” Living Hope” survivors (dolls, jewelery, bags, etc.) will be on sale.
Central UMC is on the corner of Central Ave and Shore Rd in Linwood; church office: (609) 927-4882. The Watoto choir, along with stories of the children, can be viewed at www.watoto.com/the-choir