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The Watoto Children's Choir will perform at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 13.

African children's choir to perform in Perham Sunday

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Celebrate Mother's Day with a concert by the Watoto Children's Choir entitled "Beautiful Africa: A New Generation."

The choir will be at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham on Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m.

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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.

With vibrant, original African music, dance routines and life-transforming stories, the concert shows the new generation of Watoto leaders.

"Through the choir's Concert of Hope, we share a message of transformation by telling the story of Africa's rescued orphans and women. We hope to reach out to audiences with the message of Christ's healing power," says Gary Skinner, Watoto Founder.

The tour debuted in the U.S. in September 2011.

With its genuine appeal, accompanied by music and dance - an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm - the globally acclaimed Watoto Children's Choir has traveled internationally since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty.

Since its inception, 55 choirs have traveled 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 and Japan, among others. Their audiences have included royalty, presidents, ministers and the common people, capturing many hearts wherever they go.

Go to www.watoto.com/ the-choir for more information, or contact Russ Bunker at Calvary Lutheran Church, at 346-4780 or online at calvaryperham.com.

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