O'Fallon Progress

Uganda choir to perform at O’Fallon church

The Ugandan Thunder, a nationally acclaimed choir consisting of 22 multi-talented children, will be appearing at 7 p.m. Monday at the O’Fallon First United Methodist Church, 504 E. U.S. Highway 50.

The choir members range in age from 8 to 13 and are from the Royal School and Orphanage located in Uganda, East Africa. The Royal School is ranked among the top 10 schools in all of Uganda. The choir has been in the United States for nearly a year, traveling, singing, and serving as ambassadors for their orphanages and school.

The Ugandan Thunder Choir will sing songs in both African and American styles. The concert is packed with high energy music, dancing, native costumes and instrumentation, and interaction with the audience.

There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be taken for the choir during the concert. The concert is scheduled to last one hour. Childcare will be provided, and the church is handicap accessible.