HARARE – Trailblazing gospel choir, ZimPraise, will tour the United Kingdom early next month in their first ever international tour.
The colourful interdenominational group, whose hit Sungano is dominating music charts, will go on their maiden international tour with veteran gospel musician Pastor G and upcoming gospel star Tembalami “Praise” Tagwirei.
Tendai Zhou, ZimPraise’s head of public relations told the Daily News yesterday that the week-long tour, which will kick off on November 2 ,was definitely on.
“ZimPraise chief executive officer Joseph Madziyire has just returned from the United Kingdom where he had gone to finalise everything on the tour,” said Zhou.
The ZimPraise spokesperson added that the tour had created excitement among the 30-strong interdenominational choir and also in the United Kingdom.
“This will be the first time for ZimPraise to embark on an international tour therefore it is not surprising that there is a lot of excitement around the tour.
“The tickets for the shows are already on sale. The first stop for the Sungano/Covenant Tour will be in Birmingham at the Champions Church on November 2."
“After the Birmingham concert; the next stop will be in Luton at the Dunstable Conference Centre on November 9,” said Zhou.
As expected the hit Sungano has created a buzz around the imminent tour.
“Sungano is sure to get gospel music lovers begging for more during the tour. The song is topping radio charts even in the United Kingdom. Sungano won’t be the only hit to look forward to. A wide range of songs will also be delivered in the vernacular as well as English.”
ZimPraise was formed in 2006 as a result of a strong desire to unite various denominations in Zimbabwe through song and worship.
Famous music producer Macdonald “Macdee” Chidavaenzi is widely regarded to be first person who set the stage for the formation of what has become arguably the best interdenominational choir in Zimbabwe.
The first project featured a number of now prominent gospel musicians including Pastor G, Gordon Taurai Nzira, Bethan Pasinawako, Tawanda Pashapa and many others.
Ever since the interdenominational group recorded its first album titled ZimPraise Volume 1 in December of 2007, the group has recorded six live DVD recordings.
Their last recording released last month contains 35 songs.
The highly successful album, which contains the song Sungano, featured gospel musician Mathias Mhere.