GOSPEL devotees are set for a memorable New Year as local revered gospel choir Zimpraise hosts the Revelation Reloaded Concert at the Harare International Conference Centre.
Dubbed It’s all About Jesus, the concert will feature several gospel outfits, among them Sunshine City Choir, Xtreme Praise, Ultimate Worship, CCAP, Mudiwa and Thembalami, who will take turns to entertain fans at the show.
Gospel enthusiasts will be in for a treat as the event is expected to attract hundreds of fans and Christians from across the country.
Speaking to NewsDay, Zimpraise president Joseph Madziire said this year they were promising fans something totally different and the stage had been set for the event.
“This year’s concert is going to be a different one from our previous concerts as we are going to be honouring our members, whether they are still with us or have left together with some individuals who have contributed to the growth of brand Zimpraise,” Madziire said.
“The concert is the reloaded version of what we did in July when we recorded our fourth live DVD Season Seven at the gigantic Glamis Arena and to those who missed the event, I urge them to come in their numbers.”
Madziire said he came up with the idea of the CEO’s awards as a way of honouring people and stakeholders for their unwavering support that has seen the choir getting internationally recognised.
He said as the choir’s 2015 resolution, they had set sights on more international shows.
“For our 2015 season, we are going to continue with our mission of spreading the Word of God through music. We have a number of
international shows that have already been lined up, with our first concert being in March as we are billed to perform in Australia and in America five months later, which will be in August,” Madziire said.
The New Year concert will be a two-fold event that will see Sharon Manyonganise launching her second 10 track album titled Praise be to God.
The album, which was sponsored by Zimpraise and produced by Madziire, features the likes of Takesure Ncube on the track Zita Rajesu and Pride Priestly on Tawana Kukunda.
Some of the songs on the album are Raramira Jesu, My God is Good and Great Things.
Manyonganise expressed gratitude to people who helped her record the album.
“I am grateful that with God’s hand, I have managed to record my second album according to plans. I would like to thank Zimpraise and everyone who contributed to the release of this album,” Manyonganise said.
“This album took me almost three years to be completed as I was also being involved in Zimpraise Choir projects which I could not afford to miss.”
Madziire, the producer of the album, said as the brand Zimpraise continued to grow, starting from next year they would be assisting their choir members to record their solo projects.
On the concert day, doors will open around 1pm and advance tickets are going for $5 general admission and $10 for VIP. On the day of the concert, ordinary tickets will be selling for $10 and $15 for VIP respectively.
Zimpraise choir has done concerts both locally and internationally since it was established in 2006 and is known for its rendition of gospel hymns and choruses.
The choir has become a familiar fixture on international music programmes and continues to expand its projects as they are pushing boundaries, having performed in the United Kingdom, Dubai, America and Canada.