GOSPEL music fans will be in for a treat when over 10 choirs drawn from different churches converge for the annual One Voice Inter-Denominational Concert set for Unity Day at the Harare International Conference Centre.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
The concert, to be headlined by United States-based gospel diva Shingisai Suluma and likely to attract hundreds of gospel music lovers, will be held under the theme United for Christ.
One of the organisers of the concert, Learnmore Tavengwa, told The Standard Style that the main thrust of the concert will be to promote unity among different churches.
“As God is one, the One Voice Concert is meant to demonstrate as well as promote unity among Christians, hence the stellar line-up of inter-denominational choirs such as United Family International Church Choir, Heartfelt Worship Team, Prophetic Healing and Deliverance’s Yadah Choir, Covenant Praise, Africa Praise and TOG Praise Team,” he said.
“This is one such concert that gives inter-denominational choirs the platform to exchange notes on how best they can worship God through music while at the same time uniting under the body of Christ.”
Pastor Tavengwa said guest artiste Suluma is expected to touch down at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on December 17.
“Everything is moving according to the script with our guest Mai Suluma arriving in the country early on December 17 so that she will have adequate time for rehearsal ahead of this potentially explosive concert that will benefit both the body and soul,” he said.
“We are calling on people to come in their numbers for this year’s edition of the concert that is going to be bigger and more exciting as compared to previous editions. It will feature more than 20 choirs from different Christian denominations.”
The concert gives a platform to praise and worship teams from different churches as they rarely get the opportunity outside church to showcase their talents.
Apart from the choirs, the event will also see Simon Chimbetu’s daughter Saiwe, who has since bounced back into the music industry, sharing the stage with other rising stars.
Among other leading voices in the gospel music industry who are billed to perform at the event are Victory Praise Team, Assemblies Praise Team, Redeemed Praise Team, UAFC Worship, KPM Praise Team, Zaoga UCCI Choir, Zaoga Braeside Choir, Faith World Worship Team, National Praise Team, Living Worship, Jesus Generation International Ministries Praise Team, TWC Praise Team and Avondale Anglican Youth.