Choir performing SING live at Jubilee

For those of our friends who were unable to watch this on television, here it is!

Introduced by Australian musician Rolph Harris, the African Children’s Choir together with the Common Wealth Band, Sir Andrew-Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow perform “Sing”, the official song of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, live at the fountain outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s residence, for her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Yes, Sing is number 1 in the UK

This weekend, Sing, the song created by Gary Barlow and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and featuring the African Children’s Choir in Kenya reached number one on the UK charts.

You can watch the video of Sing right here on our website.

ACC to Perform at Queen’s Jubilee Concert

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.

“Sing” is unveiled

“Sing” the official song for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee created by Gary Barlow and featuring the African Children’s Choir has been presented to the world. Watch the video below…

Check out photographs of the Choir recording the song in Kenya here

Also, watch the Choir performing “Sing” live outside Buckingham Palace, on June 4, 2012, together with the Commonwealth Band here.

Choir sings on Documentary

The African Children’s Choir sing with Gary Barlow for Jubilee Song

Choir selected to record song and participate in BBC documentary:
‘Gary Barlow. On Her Majesty’s Service’

The Choir recording for the BBC Documentary "Gary Barlow: On her Majesty's Service"It was with great excitement that we received a phone call from the production company working with Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber on the commissioning of a song for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert on 4 June 2012. Whilst seeking inspiration for this song, Gary Barlow decided to travel to certain Commonwealth countries that have particular significance during periods of the Queen’s reign. Kenya was selected, as the Queen began her reign there upon learning of the death of her father February 1952. The African Children’s Choir have worked in Kenya since 1990 and were delighted to play their part in this song.

On 20 March 2012 the African Children’s Choir, consisting of 12 Ugandan and 8 Kenyan children travelled a short journey from Nairobi to a location in the Ngong Hills. They recorded their part of the song ‘Sing’ and were later happy to learn that Lydia Inzikuru, the African Children’s Choir soloist would be used to start and close the song. They also performed two African Children’s Choir pieces to the delight of Gary and the film crew. This will be featured in the BBC documentary ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ which will be broadcast in the next few weeks.

“We are genuinely honoured that our children were selected by Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber to sing and participate in this incredible opportunity”, said Sally France, East Africa Director. We are especially grateful to our sponsors; friends and donors for their continued support in helping us raise and educate Africa’s most vulnerable children for the last 27 years. Without this support, we wouldn’t be enjoying the level of international acclaim we have reached.

The song, ‘Sing’ will be available for purchase on 29 May 2012.