Established in 1974, the Skagway Arts Council is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to improve and enrich the quality of life in Skagway by expanding and diversifying art awareness and involvement.

African Children's Choir

The choir will be performing three times in Skagway during Labor Day weekend - September 4, 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, September 5, 10 a.m. at the church, and 7 p.m. at the Skagway School. All concerts are free admission. The choir will be selling cds and accepting goodwill offerings. Thanks to the Tronruds and other local volunteers and sponsors for initiating and supporting this event.

The African Children’s Choir™ is made up of some of the neediest and most vulnerable children in their countries. Many have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. The African Children’s Choir™ helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness. Before being selected to join the Choir, children, generally aged between 7 and 11 attend Music for Life camps. These camps are fun and stimulating environments that provide a break from the daily hardships the young children face at home.Children selected to tour will spend approximately five months at the Choir Training Academy in Kampala, Uganda. Here the children learn the songs and dances, attend school, play and attend Sunday School at a local church.

Check out their website: http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com/ for more information.

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