The Key of Hope Children’s Choir of South Africa will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hudson.
This is the group’s fourth tour to the U.S. Twenty-five children were chosen from the 50-voice choir to tour in Washington, D.C., New York City, Pittsburgh, and churches in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan this fall. The group has recently released their first full-length album.
Created as an opportunity for the children to express themselves to God and to their world through music, song, and dance, the choir is an integral part of Key of Hope, a mission aiding children affected by the AIDS epidemic and poverty on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa.
Key of Hope, founded by a Michigan couple in 2007, operates with a staff of 25, ministering in over a dozen different slums with almost 2,000 children being visited at home each week. The nonprofit meets basic physical needs; provides spiritual counsel and the hope of the Gospel; offers sports and music programs and school fee assistance, among other initiatives.
Church members will house the choir and their chaperones and the congregation has dinners planned for them.
Gloria Dei Lutheran is located at 2113 Ravenna St..