UK to stage choir performance for Malala

 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai will be at the heart of a choir performance here next week which will acclaim her extraordinary story.

PTI| Updated: Oct 19, 2014, 23:10 PM IST

London: Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai will be at the heart of a choir performance here next week which will acclaim her extraordinary story.

'Malala/ A Child of Our Time', composed by James McCarthy and written by Pakistani novelist Bina Shah will be performed here on October 28, Barbican Centre said in a statement.

"As a child of our own time, she is celebrated in McCarthy's 'Malala' Yousafzai shot by the Taliban for her stance on girls' education continues her campaign undaunted.

"Her story has inspired the creation of this evocative and profoundly moving work for youth choir, symphony orchestra and chorus," the statement said.

Choirs of girls from City of London, Hornsey and St Michael's Catholic schools will deliver the words of the performance, commissioned by the Crouch End Festival Chorus.

The 17-year-old Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 was airlifted for a life-saving surgery to Birmingham where she lives with her family now.

The young crusader has since become one of the most prominent campaigners for girls education.

Malala emerged as the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month. Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi was the other recipient of the award.