African choir entertain crowds at Morpeth market

The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir in Morpeth Market Place.
The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir in Morpeth Market Place.

A CHILDREN’S choir brought the sound of Africa to Morpeth town centre last week in aid of thousands of orphaned youngsters.

The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir held an open air concert in the market place on Saturday to kick-start their tour to raise much needed funds for schools and orphanages in Africa.

The choir is touring the country this month to raise money for the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation, set up to provide free or subsidised education for more than 2,200 children in Uganda.

The singers, dancers and drummers who make up the choir are cared for in schools run by the foundation.

The choir raised over £14,000 when they visited the north east last year.

Mayor or Morpeth Coun Phil Taylor said: “We really look forward to having the choir in Morpeth.

“It is a very worthy cause and we want to support them in any way we can.”

The choir will be performing at the Morpeth Riverside Centre on Saturday.

Tickets cost £5 and are available by calling (01670) 514 665.