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The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in Maricopa on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Maricopa High School Performing Arts Center, featuring a brand-new concert, “Signs & Wonders.”

The concert will feature songs that share the stories of the children and the joy they have because of God’s love. The children will share stories of how their lives have been changed and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. All performances are free and open to the public.

Abandoned at a hospital in Kampala, Esther Kahangi was rescued by Watoto as a premature baby and spent her first weeks in critical care. Now, she is a healthy, joyful 8-year-old who has toured with the choir.

“I am excited to be a part of ‘Signs & Wonders,’” Esther said. “I know that I am a wonder because I am chosen by God as his child.”

Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each child in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both of their parents, but they have been rescued and now live in a Watoto village. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of the people of Africa. The model involves physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, education, counseling and emotional wellbeing.



What: Watoto Children’s Choir

When: Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

Where: MHS Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

How much: Free

Info: 520-252-6381,



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