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Children of Uganda's Tour of Light comes to Palatine

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  • The Children of Uganda will bring their Tour of Light to Palatine's Cutting Hall for a Feb. 4 performance. Most proceeds from the performance, which also will feature the Palatine Children's Chorus and choir from St. Peter Lutheran School in Arlington Heights, will benefit orphaned and vulnerable children in the African nation.

      The Children of Uganda will bring their Tour of Light to Palatine's Cutting Hall for a Feb. 4 performance. Most proceeds from the performance, which also will feature the Palatine Children's Chorus and choir from St. Peter Lutheran School in Arlington Heights, will benefit orphaned and vulnerable children in the African nation.
    Courtesy of Children of Uganda

  • The Children of Uganda will bring their Tour of Light to Palatine's Cutting Hall for a Feb. 4 performance. Most proceeds from the performance, which also will feature the Palatine Children's Chorus, will benefit orphaned and vulnerable children in the African nation.

      The Children of Uganda will bring their Tour of Light to Palatine's Cutting Hall for a Feb. 4 performance. Most proceeds from the performance, which also will feature the Palatine Children's Chorus, will benefit orphaned and vulnerable children in the African nation.
    Courtesy of Children of Uganda

  • The Children of Uganda will bring their Tour of Light to Palatine's Cutting Hall for a Feb. 4 performance. Most proceeds from the performance, which also will feature the Palatine Children's Chorus, will benefit orphaned and vulnerable children in the African nation.

      The Children of Uganda will bring their Tour of Light to Palatine's Cutting Hall for a Feb. 4 performance. Most proceeds from the performance, which also will feature the Palatine Children's Chorus, will benefit orphaned and vulnerable children in the African nation.
    Courtesy of Children of Uganda

  • The Children of Uganda will bring their Tour of Light to Palatine's Cutting Hall for a Feb. 4 performance. Most proceeds from the performance, which also will feature the Palatine Children's Chorus, will benefit orphaned and vulnerable children in the African nation.

      The Children of Uganda will bring their Tour of Light to Palatine's Cutting Hall for a Feb. 4 performance. Most proceeds from the performance, which also will feature the Palatine Children's Chorus, will benefit orphaned and vulnerable children in the African nation.
    Courtesy of Children of Uganda

 
Submitted by the Palatine Park District

The Palatine Children's Chorus will welcome Children of Uganda and their Tour of Light music and dance troupe for a local performance on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

COU's Tour of Light performances capture the rich culture of Uganda through rapid rhythms, quicksilver movements, commanding drums, haunting flutes, funny folk tales and sweet songs of joy.

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In addition to special performances by the performers of COU, the Treble, Intermezzo, Concert and Honors Choirs from PCC will be performing. PCC is also pleased to welcome the choir from St. Peter Lutheran School in Arlington Heights for a guest performance.

The concert will be held in Palatine Park District's historic Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine.

The Tour of Light music and dance troupe has been performing across the nation since 1996, and has been on stage at AIDS benefits chaired by Elizabeth Taylor and Magic Johnson, for Grammy Week's MusiCares benefit honoring U2's Bono, as well as on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Sharon Osbourne Show." Other highlights include performances at the White House, the TED conference, Googleplex and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

At the center of the 2014 Tour of Light's mission will be to inspire young Americans to make a difference in the world -- most notably, in the lives of Uganda's future generation.

The music and dance troupe, comprised of 18 children and teens along with their young adult leaders, are ambassadors for Uganda's estimated 8 million orphaned and vulnerable children. Together, they will promote global awareness of the HIV/AIDS crisis and help raise funds for fellow children in their homeland.

Nearly 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit Children of Uganda. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased in person or by phone from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Cutting Hall Box Office, 150 E. Wood St. Tickets also can be purchased at www.cuttinghall.org.

Palatine Children's Chorus is a program of the Palatine Park District. For more information about the Tour of Light or Palatine Children's Chorus, visit www.thepcc.org or send an email to pccsings@gmail.com.

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