GOSPEL enthusiasts will today celebrate the New Year in style when they join famous interdenominational choir, Zimpraise, for a gospel concert at the Harare International Conference Centre.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
The show, dubbed It’s Still All About Jesus Christ, is expected to attract thousands of Christians from across the country.
United Kingdom-based artiste Obert Mazivisa and South Africa-based Prosper Mateva will join an array of local artistes who include Sabastian Magacha, Mathius Mhere, Tembalami Tagwireyi and Worship Addicts, among other gospel musicians.
In an interview with NewsDay ahead of the show, Joseph Madziire, the chief executive of the choir, said the show would be aimed at fulfilling their mission of spreading the Word of God.
Madziire said as the choir’s 2014 resolution, they had set sights on more international shows.
“By way of welcoming the year 2014, we are going to be audition for new members. We are considering for vocalists who will take the group to the next level,” Madziire said.
“As the choir grows it has become apparent that we always adapt to new changes and rejuvenate the group by bringing in more talents. From the 80 new members we would audition the best singers and performers would be trained to become masters in what they do, not only artistically, but also spiritually.”
According to Madziire, an independent panel of judges will be put in place to ensure there is transparency and accountability during the auditioning process and for someone to qualify they need to be great vocalists, dancers and instrumentalists.
He said plans of expanding Zimpraise Academy are also at an advanced stage and the project looked bright with vocalists already being auditioned.
“This year, Zimpraise organisation will be giving up to 80 scholarships through our academy and institute. And the academy will run workshops for six months which will conclude with a festival,” he said.