Published On: Tue, Jan 13th, 2015

Watoto Children’s Choir continues Florida tour through January

The Watoto Children’s Choir traveling from Africa kick-off their four month U.S tour in Palm Beach Gardens, FL on Saturday December 6, 2014, and continue their tour through the southeast through March of 2015. Exact locations and times of the performances entitled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation can be found at the end of this release. All performances are free and open to the public.

The Watoto Children’s Choir acts as Watoto ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people.

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 of their own country.

Choir-68-photo-for-webWith vibrant, original African music; dance routines; life-transforming stories, the tours is indicative of the new generation of leaders emerging out of Watoto.

“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.

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 Choirs 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, 64 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, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, France and the U.S, among others. Their audiences have included royalty, presidents, ministers, and the ordinary person, capturing many hearts wherever they go.

To preview a performance of the choir visit: www.watoto.com/the-choir

For the full choir schedule in the U.S. go to https://www.watoto.com/the-choir/see-the-choir

The Florida dates through the rest of January:

Tampa Wednesday Jan 14 10:45 a.m. Cambridge Christian School 6101 N Habana Ave.
Wesley Chapel Wednesday Jan 14 7 p.m. Victorious Life Church (concert with Brad & Rebekah) 6224 Old Pasco Rd.
Haines City Thursday Jan 15 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Haines City 104 Scenic Highway
Sarasota Friday Jan 16 7 p.m. Church of the Trinity Metropolitan Community Church 7225 Lockwood Ridge Rd.
Lutz Saturday Jan 17 6 p.m. Van Dyke Church 17030 Lakeshore Rd.
Lutz Sunday Jan 18 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. Van Dyke Church 17030 Lakeshore Rd.
Tampa Wednesday Jan 21 8:15 a.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal School 2101 S. Hubert Ave.
Tampa Wednesday Jan 21 6:30 p.m. Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church 2923 North Tampa St.
Ocoee Thursday Jan 22 6:30 p.m. The Church at Oak Level 10564 2nd Ave.
Ormond Beach Friday Jan 23 7 p.m. Tomoka Christian Church 1450 Hand Ave.
Orlando Saturday Jan 24 TBD (please check website) First United Methodist Church of Orlando 142 E. Jackson St.
Davenport Sunday Jan 25 9 & 10:30 a.m. Ridge Assembly of God 41219 Hwy 27
Clermont Sunday Jan 25 6 p.m. Family Christian Center 2500 South US Hwy 27
The Villages Tuesday Jan 27 6:30 p.m. Hope Lutheran Church 250 Avenida Los Angelos
Gainesville Wednesday Jan 28 7 p.m. Passage Family Church 2020 NE 15th St.
Ocala Thursday Jan 29 7 p.m. Primera Iglesia Bautista de Marion Oaks 558 Marion Oaks Lane
Gainesville Friday Jan 30 7 p.m. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church 630 NW 2nd St.
Jacksonville Saturday Jan 31 6 p.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church 8264 Lone Star Rd.
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