South African Children’s Choir Coming to ISU and Staying in Wilson Hall

The South African Children’s Choir will be performing throughout Iowa in April and May. The Department of Residence is excited to host this group in Wilson Hall.

The choir focuses its work on the on the Nkomazi region of Mpumalanga, a north–eastern area devastated by unemployment, drought and HIV/AIDS. The choir is working to raise awareness and bring care and education to the many orphan-led families and afflicted children needing help in this region.

On April 29, the choir will be performing at ISU’s Stephens Auditorium as part of a Gala Benefit Concert. Proceeds from the concert will support the Simon Estes Music High School Choir, the ISU Music Scholarship Fund, and the purchase of mosquito nets to help prevent malaria in Africa. The choir will perform with the ISU Wind Ensemble, Ames Piano Quartet, Ames Children’s Choir, and Simon Estes at 7 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. To order tickets, visit the Stephens Auditorium Box Office or call (800) 745-3000.

The South African Children’s Choir will also be making other stops during their time in Iowa including performances at ISU commencement, Hope Lutheran Church in Des Moines, and Wartburg College among others.