African choir comes to Deddington

African Children's Choir
African Children's Choir

A choir made up of and dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children has made an impact on Deddington.

The African Children’s Choir will arrive in the village on Wednesday. During their two-night stay, when they are being hosted by local families, the 16 young people from Uganda are performing at both the local primary school and the parish church.

The youngsters, aged between seven and ten, are delivering a programme comprising well-loved African children’s songs, hand clapping, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes.

This is the choir’s third visit to the village.

Deddington vicar Rev Hugh White said: “We are delighted to have the choir with us again. It’s wonderful to be able to support a good cause and have a great evening as we do so.”

The choir raises awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and raises funds for continued development and support of the choir programmes, delivered through the Music for Life charity.

The choir will appear at St Peter and St Paul’s Church at 7pm on Wednesday, April 30.