These are exciting times for the African Children’s Choir! Not only are we celebrating three decades of helping Africa’s most vulnerable children, we’re also looking forward with pride and anticipation to our next chapter. We have some really inspiring and innovative plans for the future of the Choir and our Music for Life projects in Africa.
We are about to release our first African Children’s Choir album in seven years! It will be on general release very soon, but if you would like to pre-order your copy of “African Christmas” now, please contact the UK office on firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively you can call them on 028 9266 66 11. Outside the UK you can get contact details from www.africanchildrenschoir.com
We have collaborated with music producer Tre Sheppard to bring you a magical Christmas album from our African home to yours. I can’t wait for you to hear this music.
We have brought together both the mature voices of a group of our Young African singers and the energetic sounds of Choir 41 to create a truly beautiful collection of Christmas tracks. The Young African’s, a collective of singers who have all been part of the ACC and are now awaiting the start of their university courses, recorded in South Africa. Tre caught up with Choir 41 when they were at my home Church, Bible Fellowship Church, in Surrey, Canada. Fittingly, it was here I addressed the issue of the crisis in Uganda and shared my vision for the African Children’s Choir some 30 years ago.
Tre Sheppard is an extremely talented, award nominated producer and songwriter, who’s worked with a whole host of talent. When faced with the basic surroundings of one of our rooms in South Africa Tre and the team used their imaginations, and a few household items, to transform the space into the perfect recording environment. With a vocal booth made out of mattresses and a pop filter created from a pair of tights and a wire hanger, they were ready to go.
The children were in their element, singing with energy and pride as they always do, dancing with leg shakers to create a truly unique percussion on the tracks, the experience was uplifting for all involved.
Of the experience Tre said “I’ve been honoured to work on many records with a wide variety of talented and award winning artists in various extraordinary studios around the world, but the most rewarding experience I’ve had was recording the amazing children and young adults of the African Children’s Choir. In South Africa and Canada, we created two makeshift recording spaces and worked long and hard, tracking the vocals for an amazing Christmas album with songs that will stay in your heart and head, long after the Christmas season is over.”
I wanted you to have a sneak peek behind the scenes of the making of our new album – African Christmas, and give you this opportunity to order your copy today. God Bless and thank you!