'Thirty years ago, Ray Barnett was on a humanitarian trip to war-torn Uganda when he gave a small boy a ride from his decimated home to the safety of another village. During the journey, the child did what he knew how to do best – he sang. That simple song of dignity and hope became the catalyst for a programme that has changed the lives of thousands of children and reshaped the future of the African continent.'
'Rallying support from the west, Ray coordinated the first tour of the Choir, which successfully brought the voices of 31 children of war-torn Africa to the West. The Choir inspired audiences with their stories and raised enough funds to open the first Children’s Home at Makerere. The Home provided a stable environment and a quality education for the Choir children and additional children who needed care.'
The choir and the charity work continues to develop and you can find out more about the fantastic work of the ACC here: https://africanchildrenschoir.org.uk
Our own Sir Henry Fermor Choir had the fantastic opportunity to sing at All Saints with the world-famous ACC and we were then blessed with a visit to our school from the ACC, where our children and staff had our very own personal performance by the ACC, before their return to Uganda.