Choir is coming to town

An internationally acclaimed children’s choir from Africa will be performing in Blyth this weekend.

The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir will be calling into the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on Saturday. September 13, as part of their north east tour.

The energetic and enthusiastic group of young people will ‘wow’ the audience with their mix of traditional African music, dance and drumming.

An evocative mix of traditional Ugandan song and dance, with high octane music, dance and drumming containing infectious rhythms, enthusiastic vocals and dynamic dramatisation is guaranteed to leave the audience enthralled.

These orphaned or destitute children are ambassadors for hundreds of similar children back home in Uganda.

They visit the UK to raise awareness and the desperately needed funds to help sustain and improve the standard of education, healthcare and living standards in their schools.

Organising the concert on behalf of the Phoenix Theatre Blyth, Astrid Adams, said: “I’m sure the people of Northumberland will give a warm welcome to these young people who have travelled thousands of miles to raise funds for things we take for granted in this country.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Morrisons in Blyth who have been fantastic in showing their support.

“The choir will be performing outside Morrisons at 11am on the morning of the Phoenix concert – September 13 – so if you want a taster of what is to come please join them there.”

The choir will be at the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on Saturday, September 13, at 7pm.

Tickets are priced at £5 and are available by calling the box office on (01670) 367228, or by emailing box.office@thephoenixtheatre.org.uk