Watoto Children’s Choir to perform in BR area _lowres

Photo provided by Watoto Children's Choir -- The Watoto Children's Choir from Africa is bringing its dynamic show to the area. Performances are free and open to the public.

The Watoto Children’s Choir, which has traveled here from Africa, will be giving several performances of “Oh What Love” in the area.

Through this dynamic worship experience, the members of the Watoto Children’s Choir, who were once orphans, share their journeys to redemption. All performances are free and open to the public.

The choir acts as Watoto ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and its people.

Since 1994, choirs have traveled globally, providing the children with a bigger world view, an unusual opportunity they would otherwise never get.

The choirs have been to, among others, Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, France and the U.S. Their audiences have included royalty, presidents, ministers and ordinary people, capturing many hearts wherever they go.

To preview a performance of the choir, visit http://vimeo.com/106574540.

Area performances are scheduled:

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 — Christ’s Community Church, 2468 Juban Road, Denham Springs

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 — Church Point Ministries, 12061 N. Harrells Ferry Road, Baton Rouge

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 — West Feliciana High School Auditorium, St. Francisville

8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 — Our Savior’s Church, 1638 Creswell Lane Ext., Opelousas

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was modified on Feb. 3, 2014, to correct an error in the listing of the Feb. 13 performance. It will be at West Feliciana High School, not Grace Episcopal Church. The Advocate regrets the error.