After releasing over 12 albums in the last 30 years, the African Children’s Choir IS thrilled to present their new album, “ Emmanuel- An African Christmas” which will be released this December.
The album, recorded in recorded in South Africa is in collaboration with producer, songwriter and mix engineer, Tre Sheppard, who was born and raised in the Deep South of the United States of America and has lived in the UK for the last 20 years. He owns a private studio, Zero: Hour, located on the Northern Ireland coast.
The Musical genius is also an award nominee for the “Best UK Album in 2014”, the 2011 Dove Awards, as well as the Horizon awards in 2014. Equally last year, Tre Sheppard was overjoyed to work with the renowned group of the African Children’s Choir, on their latest album, Emmanuel.
Of the experience, Tre admitted, “I’ve been honored 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.”
Emmanuel is a Christmas album containing the energetic sounds of the Choir 41, of African Children’s Choir, together with a mature group of the Young African singers. The African Children’s Choir travels the world, acting as the ambassador for Africa’s most in-need children – raising much needed awareness and funds for the education of the continent’s most vulnerable children, as well as their own education. Each group of the Choir is composed of children, 7 to 10 years of age.
The Young African’s are a collective of singers who have all been part of the African Children’s Choir program and are now awaiting the start of their university courses. Choir 41, now studying hard at the African Children’s Choir Primary School, also feature on the magical album. All the children involved come from poverty and hardship; they have been given the opportunity of education through the African Children’s Choir program and are now able to strive for a better life.
The African Children’s Choir has appeared in various powerful performances one being at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with Gary Barlow’s song “ SING” and have performed at events for the United Nations and Pentagon. Here in Uganda, the Choir children were privileged to have collaborated with one of Uganda’s most popular vocalists, Maurice Kirya, in the song “ Keep On Walking.”
All proceeds of the album will go towards the essential education and relief projects run by Music for Life. Music for Life is the official fundraising charity of the African Children’s Choir and works in seven African countries. Music for Life have educated over 52,000 children as well as impacting the lives of over 100,000 children through its relief and development programs during its 30 year history; creating Change-makers for the future of Africa. You can purchase your copy of “Emmanuel” at their WEBSITE. It is also available on iTunes for digital download.