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Oh, what a show!

Thursday, 25th January, 2018

The Mwangaza children’s choir during one of their song and dance routines. MORE PICTURES: PAGE 12.PICTURE: Emily Ferguson The Mwangaza children’s choir during one of their song and dance routines. MORE PICTURES: PAGE 12.PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

By Emily Ferguson

The Mwangaza Children’s Choir put on a wonderful performance at St Anne’s Nursing Home on Wednesday afternoon.

The choir - 18 children aged between 9 and 13 years - is currently on a ‘Light Up Tour’.

They are based in Gaba, Uganda in East Africa, and the choir is run by the Africa Renewal Ministries organisation.

The tour began in January and will run until the end of July travelling through Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

They are raising funds for a multipurpose secondary school in Gaba that would have all the necessary resources and opportunities to raise the next generation of leaders. 

“I believe that the future of our country rests in the hands of these children,” said Sahr Ronald Jarvouhey, one of the choir leaders.

This is the group’s first time in Australia and Broken Hill is their second stop after first stopping in Dubbo after two weeks in Malaysia.

“We specifically chose to come through Broken Hill to see the outback and wanted the people here to experience something different,” said development director, Dora Abbondanza.

Residents of St Anne’s Nursing home were overjoyed by the performances given by the choir.

One member of the audience, Ina Langbine, said: “They were absolutely beautiful, they never stopped smiling. I love dancing and watching them dance I would love to be up there doing it with them.”

The choir will be performing in full costume at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery today at 7pm.

The performance is free; donations appreciated but not expected.

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