The African Children’s Choir Selected for Jubilee Celebrations
The African Children’s Choir will be in the UK to perform at the Queen’s Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace on the 4th of June.
The African Children’s Choir sing with Gary Barlow for Jubilee Song titled Sing co-written by Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber and featuring Prince Harry on tambourine. They also feature in Barlow’s BBC documentary ‘Gary Barlow. On Her Majesty’s Service’ – TX Date: 3rd June 2012
It was with great excitement that the choir received a phone call about performing on a song with Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Prince Harry for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert on 4 June 2012.
Whilst seeking inspiration for this song, Barlow decided to travel to Commonwealth countries that have had particular significance during periods of the Queen’s reign and his travels took him to Kenya.
The African Children’s Choir have worked in Kenya since 1990 and were delighted to play their part in this song.
Twelve Ugandan and eight Kenyan children traveled a short journey from Nairobi to a location in the Ngong Hills and recorded their part of the song ‘Sing.’ Lydia Inzikuru, the African Children’s Choir soloist opens and closes the song. “Performing for the Queen is like a dream come true,” said Lydia. “I love this song so much. I never imagined we’d have the chance to perform it for the Queen”.
They also performed two African Children’s Choir pieces which will feature in the BBC documentary ‘On Her Majesty’s Service.’
Sally France, East Africa Director said: “We are genuinely honoured that our children were selected by Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber to sing and participate in this incredible opportunity”
The choir have helped to raise and educate some of Africa’s most vulnerable children for the last 27 years.
The song, ‘Sing’ will be released on Tuesday 29 May 2012.
[EDIT] Sing (Commonwealth Edition), Gary Barlow and the African Children’s Choir.