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$23 for one ticket to The African Children's Choir Holiday Concert (up to $45 value)
When: Sunday, December 15, at 4 p.m.
Where: William H. Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Seating: orchestra or pit section
Door time: 3 p.m.
Ticket values include all fees.
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The African Children's Choir Holiday Concert
African Children's Choir performing "Lord I Lift Your Name On High"
Who they are: a choir of 7–10 year-old children from various African countries who have escaped war, poverty, and famine
The choir's origins: it was founded in 1984 by humanitarian Ray Barnett, who wanted to raise awareness about the injustices and atrocities in many parts of Africa while giving children a brighter future
Why he chose music: for its ability to transcend cultural boundaries and move people
Who the choir has moved through the years: Nelson Mandela, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the band Queen, listeners of the Blood Diamond soundtrack
What type of music they perform: traditional African songs, spirituals, and contemporary tunes
Where the choir tours: all over the world, including Spain, Germany, and the U.S.
What the tours have helped build, besides impressive passport stamp collections: children's homes, schools, and myriad success stories
Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
There's nothing the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts takes more seriously than community. That's why the nonprofit venue fills three-quarters of its calendar with local productions, and offers up technical assistance to other area arts centers. And when its spacious stages aren't hosting touring Broadway shows, orchestra concerts, or the occasional presidential debate, they welcome local events such as high school graduations and spelling bees, which are curiously only open to humans.