LITHGOW residents are in for a treat tomorrow night when the Watoto Children’s Choir visits the town.
The group of orphan children from Uganda tour Australia, singing and spreading hope and life everywhere they go.
They will perform at the Salvation Army Hall in Mort Street from 7pm, with free entry to the public.
A free will offering will be taken during the performance and opportunity given to sponsor a Watoto child.
The performance is an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm — the globally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir has travelled internationally since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty.
Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents.
They live in Watoto children’s villages where they receive the care and nurture they need to grow up as productive citizens of their country.
Since its inception, 56 choirs have travelled globally, providing the children with a bigger worldview, an unusual opportunity they would otherwise never get.
The choirs have been to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and USA, among others.
Their audiences have included royalty, presidents, ministers and the common people alike, capturing many hearts wherever they go.