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From the Studio: The African Children's Choir

Sarah Wanyana

It is always a delight when The African Children's Choir visits the studio. Music for Life, its parent organization, works in four African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa. The choir of 7- to 10-year-olds performs worldwide, including before presidents and heads of state, and alongside prominent artists like Paul McCartney and Mariah Carey. The African Children's Choir has four more performances in Spokane this week, including Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.