Haitian children sing for hope
Waldoboro — Hope Haitian Children’s Choir, a group of 16 children from Haiti , will perform Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 71 Grace Ave., Off Route 1 near Moody’s Diner.
Sharing their music in both Creole and English, these youngsters arrive in the states on Aug. 3 and will be rehearsing intensely in the Boothbay Region for 10 days in preparation for a three-week tour of Maine and New England. Boothbay’s Barb House has been working with friends in Port-au-Prince since early spring on the project, which aims to share the faith and hope these children and young adults have in Christ, even in the midst of very difficult circumstances in their homeland.
The Haiti Comes Alive concert is an opportunity to discover the good things that are happening in Haiti. The concert is free, but people will have an opportunity to share monetarily with a portion of the donations going to support a new group coming next year and the rest going back to aid children in two projects in Haiti, Heartline Ministries and Compassion International.
In May, House, along with singer/songwriter Fay Christy, spent several days in Haiti, conducting two music workshops with approximately 130 children then choosing which young people would make the trip to the United States. Some have a significant proficiency in English, while others are early in the process of learning the language. A couple of Haitian parents have worked with the group to aid in their adjustment, as the age of the younger members is 6-years-old. Both Christy and House have written songs for the choir to perform in addition to other songs from their homeland. For more information about this concert, call 832-7659.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.