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Artown Presents African Children's Choir
Celebrity Showroom, John Ascuaga's Nugget February 28, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Artown Presents African Children’s Choir at John Ascuaga’s Nugget
It's a heartwarming performance that is a must-see for adults and children alike! Continuing Artown's goal of bringing unique and diverse events to our area, the choir embodies the beauty and hope of Africa by performing Gospel favorites, African traditional songs and dance.
The History of the Choir
In 1984, in the midst of Uganda’s civil war, human rights activist Ray Barnett was called on to help the country’s many thousands of orphaned and starving children. Ray and his team came up with a unique approach to impact the lives of these children, one child at a time – the African Children’s Choir.
To date, over one thousand vulnerable boys and girls have been through the Choir program and funds generated have provided the opportunity of education and hope for many more in some of the most desperate and needy areas of Africa.
The African Children’s Choir has performed for heads of state worldwide and at the United Nations and White House several times. They have been a special guest on Ellen, Good Morning America and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They have performed twice on American Idol – once with Josh Groban. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow wrote a special composition for Queen Elizabeth II that the Choir sang at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration.
$20.00 children 12 and under
To purchase tickets, click here or call John Ascuaga’s Nugget (775) 356-3300 or 800-648-1177.