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A youth choir’s recent trip to South Africa and back

The Shallaway Youth Choir is no stranger to taking its talent on the road in the 25 years of operation, and has been across the globe including stops in Central and South America, and Europe.

But this summer the group extended far beyond where they ever thought they could bring their music, a stop in South Africa which included Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Pilanesburg, Soweto, Stellenbosch and more.

“It was absolutely amazing. Life changing,” Grace Keeping, a member of the Shallaway Youth Choir told CBC Radio’s On The Go.

“We got to see how the culture sang and really immersed itself in music, and how much music was a part of their culture. We got to show them a bit of our culture as well.”

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