Warwick - Vision Community Church will sponsor the performance of the Watoto Children’s Choir Concert of Hope on Friday, April 1, in the Warwick Valley Middle School Cafetorium. The music begins at 7 p.m. Watoto means “The Children”, and these children are on a mission. Through their inspirational songs and compelling stories, the Watoto Children’s Choir is spreading a message of hope for Africa’s children. The goal of Watoto is to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders by pursuing excellence in academic and practical skills, integrity in conduct and moral values, so that each child becomes a responsible and productive citizen. Watoto is currently caring for over 2000 parentless children by providing physical, emotional, educational and spiritual care. Since 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choirs have toured internationally as ambassadors for the orphan children of Uganda bringing a message of hope to countries such as Australia, Canada, Europe, USA, South Africa, Brazil, and Israel. “Concerts of Hope” inform people of Watoto’s vital work and afford audiences the opportunity to participate in restoring hope and dignity to some of Africa’s most needy children. Each child in the choir has experienced tremendous personal tragedy, having lost one or both parents in the African AIDS crisis or other calamities. Now through their music and dance, they share Watoto’s vision: “Rescue a Child, Raise a Leader and Rebuild a Nation” The choir’s music and multimedia presentation is a soulful fusion of gospel and contemporary African style. Dressed in colorful costume, the children’s enthusiastic song and energetic dance has moved audiences world-wide.
If you go Warwick Valley Middle School is located at 225 West St in Warwick. Admission is free and funds will be raised through an offering and the opportunity for individual sponsorships. For more information about Vision Community Church, visit its Web site at www.visiblechurch.org.