By SALINA POST
Members of the African Children's Choir are scheduled to perform Sunday in Salina.
The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday in Salina's First United Methodist Church, 122 N. Eighth Street. There will be no admission charge, however, a free-will offering will be taken to support the choir.
The choir comprises 19 elementary school-aged children from Uganda who give "an energetic and inspiring program of popular children's music, traditional spiritual songs and African cultural pieces," said Pam Kraus, the church's host coordinator for the choir.
"The children come from vulnerable backgrounds and have faced hardship and lack of education. Through their participation in the African Children's Choir, they will be provided food, shelter, medical needs, and an education through university," Kraus said.
The choir scheduled to perform in Salina Sunday actually had its beginnings three years ago.
"They first began their US tour in February 2020, but after a few concerts COVID hit, and the choir was isolated at a camp in South Carolina for eight months, before returning to Uganda, never having another opportunity to perform. So they are grateful to be back in the US this year to finally get to do their tour!" Kraus said.