The African New Life Children’s choir from Rwanda participated today in the International Festival of Faith and Culture.
The festival held in York, UK, is an annual event that celebrates faith and culture; showcasing cultural dances, fashion and many form of musical expression from local faith and cultural groups.
The children’s choir, which consists of 15 children aged 11 to 15 years, is currently on a short fundraising tour in the UK and will be performing in Sheffield at the Rock Christian Centre on their last stop.
This is the first time any of the children has left Rwanda and were very excited to be in the United Kingdom.
The group’s performance prompted a big round of applause from their audience as they sang and danced to both Kinyarwanda and English worship songs, their performance was one of many pieces of entertainment and activities to take place during the festival; The audience were also treated to song and dance from Indonesia, India, China and several other countries.
The festival which was attended and supported by a representative from the Rwanda High Commission in the UK is organised by the City of York Council in partnership with York St. John University and the York City Council’s City of Faiths group is an initiative which brings together an number of different faith groups in York..
In attendance at the event were senior local Government leaders including the Lord Mayor of York, City of York Director of Communities and Neighbourhoods Sally Burns.