African Children’s Choir to dazzle Sunshine Coast
  • Thursday 09 April 2015

It will be a fun-filled evening of song, dance and drumming when the African Children’s Choir returns with its vibrant and outstanding musical performance on Saturday, June 20 from 7pm at Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre.

The Under One Sky concert will be an exclusive double bill, featuring highly acclaimed dynamic looping artist Mr Percival as support act, with guest appearance by the Cool Harmonies community choir.

Cool Harmonies musical director Yvonne Corstorphin said the purpose of the tour was to raise awareness of the orphaned and destitute children of Africa and to raise funds for the choir’s program.

“We are especially excited about this tour as it offers local residents a unique cultural exchange opportunity where they will get to meet and mix with the choir on a personal level through workshops, and experience the diversity of Ugandan music through their spectacular concert performances,” she said.

The African Children’s Choir is comprised of orphaned and vulnerable children from the disadvantaged Kampala and Luwero areas of Uganda.

Their vibrancy, outstanding musical and dancing abilities have captured the world’s imagination since the choir started in North America and Europe 30 years ago to raise money for children’s education.

The choir is returning to Australia following its inaugural visit in 2013, with sell out concerts and workshops across eastern Australia, including the Sunshine Coast.

Cool Harmonies community choir will again host the 18 children and eight chaperones from the Uganda-based choir who will present a fun-filled evening of singing, drumming and dancing as they spread their message of hope and joy for their future.

The Sunshine Coast visit is part of a three-month tour across three states, with visits to Geelong, Melbourne, Wodonga, Canberra, Wollongong, Sydney, Nowra, Laurieton, Port Macquarie, Taree, Bellingen, Mullumbimby, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Under One Sky Concert
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre
When: Saturday, June 20
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25 / Student $25 / Children (5-12yrs) $20 / Under 5 years free / Adult Group 10 $270 / Concession Group 10 $225 / Family of 3 $60 / Family of 4 (min 2 children) $90 / Family of 5 (min 2 adults) $105