The children from the UK Tour are now safely back in Uganda and are excited to start their next adventure as they continue their education at the African Children’s Choir Primary School.
About her experience, Peace says…
“I liked everything about the UK tour. It was my very first time in the UK and yes; it was extremely cold, yet very beautiful place. The aunties and uncles that we travelled with were lovely to be with. My favourite tour moment was when we visited the aquarium and the Giant Causeway… now I have more gorgeous memories to keep for life.”
This UK tour has seen the children bring light, love and joy to audiences across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, performing our vibrant new programme – “Just As I Am.” Concert-goers have been moved by “their energy in each song, smiling the whole time, clearly loving every minute of what they do” with others noting that “These children sing from the heart and are full of joy. They will leave you speechless with their amazing vitality and dancing.”
We are delighted to share a few tour highlights with you…
Making new friends at St Vincent’s Residential Home in Bexhill-on-Sea
When on tour, the children like to give back to the communities they are visiting, undertaking ministry work where possible. The Choir was thrilled to spend some time with the residents of St Vincent’s Residential where they sang a few songs of which everyone enjoyed, but most touchingly, the children spent time talking to the residents, holding their hands and asking them questions about their lives. The experience was powerful for all involved, a real blessing.
In Plymouth, the children had some time at Hands2Gether Craft Studio to get creative. The studio is run as a ministry and community service for disabled people. The studio allowed the children to visit at no charge and whilst designing mugs the Choir sang along to songs from “The Greatest Showman” with a group of learning disabled young adults, who were also enjoying the facilities. The mugs were then fired in their kiln for the children to take back to Uganda, a fantastic memento from an unforgettable experience of shared joy and laughter.
Performing with school children in Monmouth
The Choir performed two concerts at Monmouth School for Girls’ where they were joined on stage by students united from Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools. Those who attended the concert said they were “uplifting and high-energy performances which brought colour and sparkle to Monmouth”. The school have also commented on the lasting impact the experience has had on those involved “The two concerts made the audience re-evaluate their own lives and made them realise that the opportunities given to them should not be taken for granted. It also made the Monmouth children realise how privileged they are and how important it is to give something back when support can make a significant difference to those less fortunate.” The Choir absolutely loved their time in Monmouth, interacting and performing with new friends.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to see the Choir on this tour, our host families and churches, for everyone’s continued prayers for the children and a special thank you to the wonderful chaperones who provide protection, guidance and support throughout.
With a final thank you from Michelle;
“I loved the host families and the schools that we visited… They were so caring and they made sure we had nice food to eat. Thanks to every host family who let us play with their toys.”
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