The Ugandan children’s choir ‘Pearl of Africa’ brought the long forgotten sunshine back to Shrewsbury School for one night only last Thursday. It was a true pleasure to behold.
The beautiful faces of energetic African dancers, accompanied by drums and bells, enthralled the audience who were touched to the soul by the powerful singing voices of these children, aged up to around 17, and by the older drummers and their passionate group leaders. More than once I was close to tears. The children’s energy, innocence and courage to make a better life, shone through their performance and took us with them on an uplifting spiritual journey.
The choir have daily all day long schedules all over the UK for three months, dancing and singing their hearts out to raise money for a better life, including the chance to go to school, in Uganda.
The supportive audience were moved to give something back for their evening of entertainment and so bought the small crafts and jewellery the children themselves make and donated money to a very worthwhile cause. This year’s visit to Shrewsbury School raised over £1200.
They will be back next year and I urge you not to miss them.