African Children's Choir to Perform at CU

by Jennifer Taggart, Public Relations Writer

The African Children’s Choir will perform at Cedarville University Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center.
The choir is part of the Music for Life Institute, an international organization that brings humanitarian aid to African countries including Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. The organization operates out of Canada, the UK, South Africa and China in addition to the United States.
Music for Life’s focus is educating Africa’s most vulnerable children, many of whom lost one or both parents from famine, war or disease.

“In these types of situations, we typically see the loss, the poverty, and the challenges these children face,” said Greg Dyson, Cedarville’s director of intercultural leadership. “This concert gives us the opportunity to highlight the beauty in the children.”

The choir will perform a variety of music, and Cedarville’s gospel choir, OneVoice, will join them for certain selections.
An offering will be collected at the end of the concert to help support Music for Life’s programs. Music for Life has created schools, community centers, and orphanages in many of the nations where they work. They also partner with existing schools and orphanages.

The choir recently performed for the Queen of England at her diamond jubilee, and has performed with artists Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith and Paul McCartney.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The African Children’s Choir will also sing at Southgate Baptist Church in Springfield on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.