Choirs to share stories in concert

Geraldton Guardian
The Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda.
Camera IconThe Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda. Credit: Watoto Children's Choir

A children’s choir from East Africa will take Geraldton residents on an emotional journey during a free concert tonight.

Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir will share their personal stories of triumph at Sun City Christian Centre in Rangeway.

The free show will feature songs from the choir’s latest album, We Will Go.

The choir, run by non-government organisation Watoto, is made up of orphaned children and vulnerable women living at the community-focused Watoto Church in Uganda.

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Founded in 1984, the church in Kampala was established as a way to bring hope and life back into the warring nation.

Soweto Gospel Choir.
Camera IconSoweto Gospel Choir.

In 35 years, the organisation has helped re-home thousands of orphaned children and rescued former child soldiers, and sent children’s choirs around the world.

The show will start at 6.30pm.

In July, the Soweto Gospel Choir will stop in Geraldton as part of their Freedom tour.

The show at Queens Park Theatre will feature a collection of songs that celebrate and commemorate Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s struggle for freedom.

The three-time Grammy Award-winning choir will perform Songs of the Free and moving renditions of classic songs, including Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

The choir is composed of South Africa’s best vocalists, many of whom have shared the stage with legendary performers like U2, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at QPT on July 7.

Tickets for the two-hour show are available at the civic centre or via qpt.cgg.wa.gov.au.

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