Warm reception for children’s choir

Members of the African Children's Choir in concert in the East and Old on Sunday evening.

Members of the African Children's Choir in concert in the East and Old on Sunday evening.

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FORFAR has given a warm welcome to members of the African Children’s Choir as they spent three days in town during their tour of the U.K.

Their visit to the town was organised by the Forfar Action of Churches Together, with the 17 Ugandan boys and girls aged from eight to 11 and their leaders receiving hospitality from local families.

The group arrived in town on Sunday after touring Scotland for the last two weeks.

On Sunday evening almost 300 Forfarians thrilled to the beat of drums, song and dance from the choir in the East & Old Church. The choir members inspired the audience with their musicality, rhythm, and energy for an hour and a half, raising the amazing sum of £2,445 by ticket sales and offering.

FACT had managed to book the youngsters’ choir on their UK tour which lasts from September to the end of January. The choir has just completed its US-wide trip covering over 28 different states in the last 14 months.

On Monday evening the choir members were guests of Forfar Farmington Football Club where, under the floodlights at the Market Muir, they took part in a training session with the 13s and 17s. Each choir member received a gift of a bag, hat, water bottle and football. On Tuesday evening they made a visit to the 2nd Forfar Boys Brigade Company where they took part in games with the Junior Section.

The choir left Forfar today (Wednesday) to perform in the Old & Abbey Church, Arbroath, at 7.30 pm before continuing on their extensive tour of the UK and Northern Ireland. All the proceeds from the concerts go to the African Children’s Choir organisation to help raise and educate the children, who are mostly orphans.