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Sparrow Schools choir visit 21-23 November

posted 14 Oct 2015, 13:58 by CHS Info   [ updated 11 Nov 2015, 11:46 ]

For updates on the Sparrows' visit please go to our Facebook Event Page

Sparrow is an Educational Trust comprising two schools and a Further Education and Training (FET) college, based in Melville and Sophia Town (Johannesburg, South Africa) where over 700 children and young adults, unable to cope in mainstream education, are given a chance to become contributing members of society. 

Many at Sparrow come from families devastated by HIV/AIDS. There are children who have faced abuse, exploitation, deprivation and homelessness. Some are orphans and will never have experienced parental love; many live in the townships and will have had to fend for themselves from a very young age. There are children with serious learning difficulties and there are children who have the kinds of problems that result from years of neglect. All of them are in desperate need of the help that Sparrow can offer, if they are to break out of the cycle of poverty. 

The Sparrow Schools choir are visiting England from 21 November, starting in Clapham.

On Thursday 3rd December the Sparrow Schools choir will be performing at The Sparrow Schools Foundation annual Celebration of Christmas at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Booking here.

But before that, on Saturday 21 November – the day of their arrival - at around 6pm, they will be giving an informal concert here at CHS. And you can book right here, with tickets at £5 and £1 for children, and optional donation.

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They will also attend the Eucharist on Sunday 22 November. 

To give you some idea of their sound, here is a video of one of the items in their concert given at Carpenters' Hall in 2011.