AN African children’s choir is set to perform in Milton Keynes later this month to raise awareness of poverty in Uganda.
The Watoto Children’s Choir will be performing a spectacular concert called ‘Beautiful Africa’ at various venues across the city.
All the children in the choir have been orphaned or abandoned as a result of AIDS, poverty or war and have been rescued by the Watoto Child Care Ministries. They now live in family groups in one of four villages established in Uganda.
The choir performed their most famous date so far when they sang for the Queen at Windsor Castle as part of the Jubilee celebrations.
The Milton Keynes concerts will take place at Christ the Cornerstone in Central Milton Keynes at 10.30am on Sunday, June 24, at St Marys in Church Green Road, Bletchley at 6pm on the same day, and at Olney Baptist Church in Market Place, Olney at 6.30pm on Tuesday, June 26.
The group will also be performing in Bedford Town Centre at 1.30pm on Saturday, June 23, and at Bromham Baptist Church at 7pm on the same day.
The concerts are free, athough a collection will be taken to help with the work being done in Uganda.