african-choir_web.jpgWEST PALM BEACH – When members of the internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir take the stage of the Good Shepherd Church Oct. 13, the voices of students from Forest Hill Elementary School and Tradewinds Middle School will blend in sweet harmony to delight the audience.

The event is free to the public, set for the Main Worship Center at the church, 2341 S. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Call 561-965-4311 or visit

The event is intended to raise awareness about and generate funds for the children of war-torn areas of Africa. Performances by what some have called “the best choir in the world” often end in thunderous applause and standing ovations. According to the African

Children’s Choir website, the Grammy-nominated choir was created more than 25 years ago when humanitarian Ray Barnett was on a mission trip to Uganda and transported a young boy from his war damaged home to the safety of another village.  During that trip the young boy sang a beautiful song of hope and dignity — which resulted in the creation of a choir which is more than simply a choir.

Barnett’s efforts have since resulted in the development of multiple children’s homes, literacy schools, and the development of a scholarship component that has helped educate children through secondary school and in most cases, through college.

Members of the African Children’s Choir are typically 7 – 10 years of age and many have lost one or both parents to the devastation of war. The Sunday evening event is free to the public. There will be refreshment and other items for sale before and after the event, as well as items for purchase from the African Children’s Choir. A love offering will also be taken to benefit the choir.

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African Children’s Choir: Oct. 13 at Good Shephers Church.