Children’s Choir from Africa set to entertain in Clogher Diocese


Some of the members of the Abaana Children's Choir.

A taste of Uganda sunshine will shine on people in Clogher Diocese over the next month as the New Life Children’s Choir, also known as Abaana, perform at a number of venues.

Their first performance locally will be in St. Patrick’s Church, Monaghan, on Friday, 22nd March at 7.30pm.

The young people taking part are all primary school children from 14 schools in Uganda who have just begun the journey of a lifetime, touring the UK and Ireland. They are from schools built by the charity, Abaana based in Bangor, Co. Down which works with children living in poverty across the country. The children will be giving concerts in churches, schools and workplaces and sharing about life in their country.

The Abaana Choir are set to entertain in Clogher Diocese.

The aim of the tour is to raise awareness of the plight of other children living in poverty in Uganda and to seek to generate much needed sponsorship to help rescue more children who are currently living rough on the streets.

The children aged between 7 and 15, who form the Abaana New Life Choir, began touring from the beginning of February 2019 and will continue their programme until early June 2019.

For them, this will be an amazing, life-changing experience and most of them had not travelled outside their local villages, let alone flown thousands of miles from Africa, before joining the Choir.

A team of 10 local and Ugandan chaperones will accompany the children as they travel.

Other performances include Tuesday, 9th April in the Archdale Centre, Lisnaskea at 7.30pm and Sunday, 14th April in Magheracross Parish Church, Ballinamallard at 7pm.