World Vision Korea Children's Choir Touring U.S.
Founded in the summer of 1960, the World Vision Korea Children’s Choir continues to bless audiences worldwide. Their first tour outside of Korea launched in October of 1961 with World Vision’s founder, Bob Pierce. The choir of 43 orphans travelled to the U.S. as a way of expressing appreciation to American sponsors. Remarkably, the tour travelled to 77 cities in 42 states in three months.
To date, the choir has performed more than 4,000 concerts in more than 40 countries. Their presence has graced various concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. The group has sung for notable sporting events, too. These events include the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics and the 2002 World Cup Promotional Tour in Europe.
The Children’s Choir has toured yearly in the States since 2003. Performer Twila Paris joined them for the 2006 and 2007 tours.
While the awards and accolades are many for the choir, it is the choir’s mission — to help children around world — that counts. The tour has acquired more than 10,0000 sponsorships since the kickoff of the U.S. Tour in 2003.