FAMOUS inter-denominational group Zimpraise Choir have increased the registration fee for their forthcoming edition of interviews and auditions for prospective singers and instrumentalists to join Zimpraise Ministry.
The choir’s fifth annual talent search, which excludes Zimpraise Kids, has been scheduled for February 17 at Holiday Inn, Harare. Individuals are required to fork out $3 for the registration process.
Last year’s auditions were conducted through WhatsApp voice notes of a one-minute-long voice clip upon paying $2 registration fee through a mobile money transfer facility.
According to information posted by the choral group on its Facebook social network site, there are two options for prospective members to register for the auditions.
Those in Harare can register at their offices while individuals outside the city are required to register via the mobile money transfer facility.
“It is that time of the year again for Zimpraise Ministry auditions and interviews. As Zimpraise we have a mandate to forward the gospel of Christ as we reach and reproduce within our communities. And in this way Zimpraise is proud to have you all share in its growth and expansion in ministry and empowerment through its Choir, Youth Counselling Outreach, Youth Talent Development and Zimpraise Kids ministries,” read part of the post.
“God has been so good to us and not only is this audition season exciting for you, but also for us as we get to be a part of making a people inspired and equipped with the passion for the truth of Christ and his compassion for others that we may be enablers of change for the cause of Christ.”
Speaking to NewsDay, the choir’s public relations officer Tendai Zhou said preparations were on course to host auditions of an international standard.
“We have seen it fit that we engage people who are interested in joining us as we go out into schools, rural areas as we ascertain how we can help the less privileged as well as to share the word of God.”
Zhou said the $3 administration fee is to help them secure the venue as well as other administrative costs that include the interviewing panel and refreshments.
Speaking from United Kingdom, Zimpraise president Joseph Madziire said their vision has sort of refocused to become more ministry oriented because of the testimonies they have been receiving through the way the choir has been ministering.
“The reason why we are hosting these auditions as a ministry is because Zimpraise has grown from just being a choir or academy, but it is more ministerial now,” Madziire said.
Zimpraise was established in 2006 with the aim of uniting the nation through praise and worship.