Watoto Children’s Choir to perform at CrossWinds church

The Watoto Children’s Choir brings its "Beautiful Africa: A New Generation" performance to CrossWinds Community Church at 7 p.m. May 24.

"Through the choir’s Concert of Hope, we share a message of transformation by telling the story of Africa’s rescued orphans and women. We hope to reach out to audiences with the message of Christ’s healing power," said Gary Skinner, Watoto founder.

Watoto is a holistic care program initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people.

The Watoto Children’s Choir performance in Stillwater is part of a six-month tour that started in Dallas and visited San Antonio, Tulsa, Okla., Wichita, Kan., Little Rock, Ark., St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Iowa, Minneapolis and Milwaukee before ending in Chicago.

With its genuine appeal, accompanied by music and dance – an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythms – the globally-acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir has toured internationally since 1994 as ambassadors for the millions of African children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty.

The children in the choir have suffered the loss of one or both parents. They live in Watoto Children’s villages where they receive the care and nurture they need to grow up as productive citizens of their countries.

Visit www.watoto.com/choir for information about the group and its full itinerary.