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Event took place at the Royal Albert Hall Event on 10-03-2002

Programme front coverSupport For Africa - "Reaching Out For Africa" Gospel Spectacular 

Reaching out for Africa Stars of the concert were introduced by: Frederick Forsythe CBE, Michael Portillo MP, Paul Boateng MP, Diana Moran, Iain Duncan Smith MP, Agbani Darego - Miss World, Pastor Douglas Goodman.

The Concert was produced by Sir Michael Parker KCVO, CBE, the Producer of the highly successful recent VE Day and VJ Day Celebrations, The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday Celebrations and countless other Royal, Military and Charity events including the annual Royal Tournament and Military Tattoos at Earls Court over the last twenty years.

The Concert was an amazing televised "happening" with massed 3000 Gospel Singers gathered from choirs all over the UK, Europe and Africa. The individual Choirs wore their group colourful robes giving rise to an explosion and profusion of colour, music and movement. This massive Choir who sponsored themselves occupied all the stalls, and Choir Stalls up to the Boxes in the Royal Albert Hall. The Choir raised the roof of the Hall with their combined voices in an exciting and varied Gospel programme. 

The programme featured Sir Cliff Richard, Gabrielle, Uri Geller, Rik Waller, DHOL Foundation, Boney M, Cliff Nash, other famous soloists and a cornucopia of Celebrities and Stars from the World of Dance, Pop Music, West End Theatre, Variety and Acting and the World famous African Children's Choir. 

The exciting dance section of the evening was a thrilling African dance presentation performed by Patti Boulaye's SUN DANCE world touring Dance and Drum show and other thrilling dancers. There was also a "discovery" section featuring little known African musical instruments played by virtuoso performers.

The whole event was kicked off by a Celebrity Press Reception to make it a night to remember in the unrivalled atmosphere of the Royal Albert Hall.

The production was televised and the proceeds went to the Support For Africa HIV Malaria/ African Clinics programme. The charity raised about 60,000 from the event and some of the schools and churches are still collecting their sponsorship.

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