WATCH: Watoto choir shares message of hope

CHILDREN from Uganda came and shared their story through song and dance in Kingaroy on Thursday.

The Watoto Children's Choir performed their show We Will Go on the Kingaroy Town Hall stage.

 

Watoto Children's Choir shared their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Thursday, September 26.
Watoto Children's Choir share their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall. Jessica McGrath

The night of worship marked the choir's fifth-last performance after a five-month tour of Australia.

Choir members range in age from six to 12, and put on a joyful, high-energy show displaying impressive stage presence while producing beautiful music.

 

Watoto Children's Choir shared their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Thursday, September 26.
Watoto Children's Choir share their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall. Jessica McGrath

The children's backgrounds vary - some are orphans, while others found themselves growing up in vulnerable situations before they came in contact with Watoto Church and village.

They told their stories of their faith and encouraged the audience to dance and sing along.

 

Watoto Children's Choir shared their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Thursday, September 26.
Watoto Children's Choir share their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall. Jessica McGrath

The choir told the audience that dignity and hope was being restored to some of Africa's most vulnerable women and children.

Some of the children said they enjoyed seeing Australia's icons like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

Watoto Children's Choir shared their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Thursday, September 26.
Watoto Children's Choir share their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall. Jessica McGrath

Others said the whole trip was exciting, but they were looking forward to flying home after a few exciting months on the road.

Many South Burnett families opened their homes to host some of the choir members for their night's stay in Kingaroy.

 

Watoto Children's Choir shared their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Thursday, September 26.
Watoto Children's Choir share their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall. Jessica McGrath

This gave the children exposure to different professions and lifestyles, possibly inspiring them to become the future farmers, bank managers and doctors of Uganda.

Watoto Children's Choir perform on stages across the world and will be returning to Australia early next year.

 

Watoto Children's Choir shared their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Thursday, September 26.
Watoto Children's Choir share their story through song and dance at the Kingaroy Town Hall. Jessica McGrath