Orphans' carol on iTunes could make all the difference this Christmas
The orphans of Makumbi Children's Home in Zimbabwe are praying that the wonders of modern technology and the internet are going to give their lives a much-needed boost this Christmas. The children's recording with the London Oratory School Schola of Makandifira/Silent Night will be available on iTunes as from Tuesday, 18 December. While they are suffering from hunger and lack of electricity due to the dire situation in Zimbabwe, they are hoping that enough people will download the record to raise much needed funds for the Jesuit-run orphanage.
Schola Director Lee Ward who travelled to Harare with music producer, Chris Birkett, to record the children, said: "Conditions in Zimbabwe are very difficult at the moment and getting into the country was not straightforward. The electricity supply was fitful and we could only record when we had power. Many odds had to be overcome in order to make this unique recording. It was an extraordinary privilege to work with the children. They were so full of enthusiasm for the project and worked incredibly hard for the recording. I think the record will be a poignant reminder of what Christmas is really about."
To listen to a preview of the record and watch a DVD of the recording, go to www.silentnight2007.com from where you will also be able to download the track from iTunes on Tuesday, 18 December.
Source: Jesuit Communications
Courtesy of Independent Catholic News