Hear Us Children's Choir
Malawi is a country with a strong tradition of choir singing. In 2010, the Hear Us Children’s choir was created as part of a project to enhance music and music education in Malawi through choral music by Catalan NGO, Petits Músics del Món, and Music Crossroads Malawi.
The choir is based at the Music Crossroads Malawi Centre in Area 23, in Lilongwe, comprising children from various primary schools around the city. Having started out with twenty-five children in 2010, it grew over the years with more children joining the choir as others left primary school for secondary school.
Children are taught music reading and writing, as well as how to play instruments, for example, the recorder. In addition, the choir has also been introducing other activities to widen opportunities and develop various other skills in the children besides singing. Some of these include dancing, theatre, life skills and workshops on HIV/AIDS awareness.
The Hear Us Children’s choir has performed in various events, such as the International Children's Choir, in Malawi, in 2010, while in April 2012, the children showcased their creativity, during a performance that included choir singing, theatre and traditional dances. The young group effectively weaved local myths and traditions into their activities, making their performance even more unique.
Parents and guardians agree that the Hear Us Children’s Choir is improving the lives of children. The choir continues to equip the children with necessary life skills and
values that not only help them in their academic life, but also helps them develop socially.
These are some links to the International Children's Choir festival that took part on 27th february 2010 at SOS gounds in Lilongwe.
Boma Primary School Choir:
Mlodza 1 Primary School: