HIGH SPIRITS: The Watoto Children's Choir will be performing in the South Burnett region next week.
HIGH SPIRITS: The Watoto Children's Choir will be performing in the South Burnett region next week. Watoto Children's Choir

Children's choir performance to shine on South Burnett stage

SINCE 1994 the Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda have getting up on stages all across the world.

Next week on Thursday, September 26 at 7pm they will be performing their brand new show We Will Go in the South Burnett.

Hosted at the Kingaroy Town Hall, the free concert will share personal stories and present a live worship of music from their home country.

Children aged six to twelve years old spend six months travelling around Australia as part of the national tour.

The Watoto Children's Choir enjoy travelling through regional Australia to perform to new audiences.
The Watoto Children's Choir enjoy travelling through regional Australia to perform to new audiences. Watoto Children's Choir

Tour Coordinator Julius Anuari said one of the most important factors to include in their visits was to ensure the kids have a diverse experience.

"We travel to busy places like Sydney and Melbourne,” Mr Anuari said.

"It's also vital that we visit country areas of Australia, like Kingaroy.

"These experiences give the children an opportunity to perform in front of new audiences.

"It's all part of building them up with different types of training,” he said.

With a message of sharing hope for Africa's most vulnerable women and children, Mr Anuari said being able to stay with locals in each place broadens the children's horizons.

The Kingaroy Town Hall will be full of magical sounds as the Watoto Children's Choir takes to the stage next week.
The Kingaroy Town Hall will be full of magical sounds as the Watoto Children's Choir takes to the stage next week. Watoto Children's Choir

"On the tour the children stay with host families in the towns they visit,” he said.

"The exposure to different professions such as doctors, farmers or whatever job it may be creates curiosity.

"If they can meet people working in these fields, it will be make them motivated to dream big when they return hope,” he said.

The group will only be staying in Kingaroy for one night, but Mr Anuari said they hope to be able to extend their stay here next year with a tour planned for Far North Queensland.

For further information about the Watoto Children's Choir vist their website here.

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