Times Staff Report
The Ugandan Kids Choir will perform a special 45-minute concert in the Hill Recital Hall at Birmingham-Southern College on Monday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the college’s Department of Music in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Known throughout the world for their musical talents, the 10 children, between the ages of 8 and 12, will sing traditional African songs, dance in colorful costumes, and play authentic African instruments. The choir has been featured nationwide at churches, schools, at Disneyland, and on the steps of the White House.
The event is free and open to the public.
The children in the Ugandan Kids Choir bring a message of hope—sharing the power of God’s love through traditional music and dance.
Each choir is made up of 10 sponsored children who come from the poorest parts of Uganda. The children are chosen for their enthusiasm, ability, and dedication—all of which make them potential leaders when they return to their communities.
They’re performances help poor children around the world, help put an end to poverty, hunger and corruption.
The Ugandan Kids Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide, which has been dedicated to empowering children in the developing world since 1981. Through child sponsorship, the nonprofit organization brings hope to children in need by providing them with an education that will set them up for future employment and break the cycle of poverty in their lives.
The event helps kick off BSC’s spring arts season and a year-long celebration of the 100-year anniversary of its existence in Birmingham. The college will offer special events for current students, alumni, and the broader community during 2018. For full details, visit www.bsc.edu.