African Children’s Choir visit Linlithgow

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Linlithgow is set to come alive with the sound of music when the internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir comes to town next week.

The 39th African Children’s Choir will be performing at Linlithgow Academy on Saturday, September 7, with well-loved children’s song, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favourites.

The choir, who shot to fame when they performed Gary Barlow’s single ‘Sing’ at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert last year, is made up of children aged seven to 10, many of whom have lost one or both parents due to famine, war and disease. They tour all over the world and are coming to Scotland for only a few performances, one of which is in Linlithgow.

And in a special addition to their Linlithgow concert, a choir of about 30 children from Springfield Primary School from P5-P7 will also be singing with them, including the song ‘Sing’. The SPS choir will start the concert with two songs by themselves, before the African Choir take the stage. It will conclude with both choirs singing two songs together.

Proceeds from the African Children’s Choir performances allows the choir to raise global awareness of the plight of the millions of orphaned and abandoned children in Africa. Donations directly support the expansion of sponsorship and education programmes for both the current choir children and the thousands of other students they represent.

The African Children’s Choir has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages including the Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden, London Palladium, US Presidential White House and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. They have also performed with legendary entertainers such as Sir Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, and Wyclef Jean.

For more information on 2012-13 tour dates go to www.africanchildrenschoir.com