Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex
sung by Nelson Mandela and friends
Small change can make a big change in Kwahu-Tafo. For example, going to school costs £7 a year, but 300 children come from families who can’t afford that, so charity Friends of Tafo run a Needy Pupils Fund. The children’s joy at not being excluded is palpable. For bigger sums bigger things are possible :
- £12 buys a bicycle
- £ 300 cleans up a well
- £ 8,000 builds a school library – and there’s everything in between!
“We’re absolutely delighted to present CRY FREEDOM! at St Leonard’s Church where Quire will celebrate the songs of achievement by people fighting for their rights. It is fitting that in this special concert, Quire will be raising funds for the people of Kwahu-Tafo, a community in Ghana, supported by the charity Friends of Tafo. I can promise everyone who comes on Sat 21 June a night to remember!” says Professor Bill Tamblyn, Quire’s Music Director “An evening with Quire is a unique experience where audiences are positively encouraged to join in, clap and even sing and dance in the aisles and enjoy world music!”.
Audiences will experience Quire’s exuberant performance as over 60 singers in four part harmony perform in languages from around the world including African: Zulu, Shona, Khosa; New Zealand : Maori, Hispanic, Jamaican, Dutch and more.