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African Children's Choir to perform in Albany

ALBANY — The renowned African Children’s Choir, which has performed for presidents, heads of state and most recently as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, will perform at a free concert Wednesday in Albany.

The African Children’s Choir will present its program of children’s songs, traditional spiritual and gospel favorites, and lively African songs and dances at First United Methodist Church, located at 307 Flint Ave. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Presented by parent organization Music for Life, the African Children’s Choir has claimed hearts throughout the world with its members’ charming smiles and beautiful voices. MFL has educated more than 52,000 children and impacted more than 100,000 lives in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa through its relief and development programs.

The choir has performed with such internationally acclaimed musical artists as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Michael W. Smith.

For information about Wednesday’s program, contact First United Methodist at (229) 432-7407.

While the concert at the church is free and open to the public, a free-will love offering will be collected during the performance. Funds will be used to support Music for Life education, care, relief and development programs. The choir is part of a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization.