4th Annual African Children's Choir NYC Gala


4th Annual African Children's Choir NYC Gala

Dec. 3, 2012

Hosted by “Political Animals” star Carla Gugino and “Nashville” leading lady Connie Britton, featuring special performances by the internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir, Big & Rich’s Big Kenny, and more!

Toast to the holidays while sharing in a spirited and unforgettable evening of music. This exclusive event allows New York City an exciting chance to meet the African Children’s Choir while supporting their efforts to raise global awareness of the plight of orphaned and abandoned children, and the power of education.

The Venue

City Winery is one of New York Cities premier venues for high-end culinary and cultural experience for customers passionate about wine, music, and culinary arts. Regularly featuring performances from the worlds top musicians and artists, the venue is known for it’s unique facility that combines a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining.  Taste some of New York’s finest wines in this intimate, warm setting that makes for a cozy holiday night out.


The Talent

The African Children’s Choir

The African Children’s Choir is made up of children from Africa who have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. Over the past 28 years the choir has raised millions of dollars to educate and rebuild countries devastated by famine, war and AIDS. Through its relief and development work, the ACC has now helped over 100,000 people throughout the 7 countries the organization serves. Their voices have been heard by world leaders and top entertainers, recently performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s and Gary Barlow’s “Sing” at the Queen’s Diamond Jubliee.

Big Kenny

Kenny Alphin came to fame as half of the Grammy-nominated super duo Big & Rich, which sold in excess of five million albums.  As a solo artist, Kenny has written top 10 hits for himself as well as Tim McGraw (“Last Dollar”), Gretchen Wilson (“Here For The Party”), Jason Aldean (“Hicktown”, “Amarillo Sky”), and been named BMI’s Songwriter of the Year.



The Hosts

Carla Gugino (Co-Host)

Carla Gugino is currently starring in the 2012 mini-series, Political Animals. She is known for her roles of Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids film trilogy, Dr. Vera Gorski in Sucker Punch, Lucille in Sin City, Amanda Daniels in seasons 3, 5 and 7 of Entourage, Sally Jupiter in Watchmen and as the lead characters of the television series Karen Sisco and Threshold. Her feature film work includes starring roles in Son in Law, Night at the Museum, Race to Witch Mountain, American Gangster and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

 Connie Britton (Co-Host)

Connie Britton is currently staring as Rayna James in the upcoming ABC musical drama series Nashville.  Well known for the roles of Nikki Faber on the ABC sitcom Spin City and as Diane Huxley on the TV series 24, Connie has received multiple Emmy nominations for her role as Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights and as Vivien Harmon in the FX horror-drama series American Horror Story.