An overwhelming response to auditions calls last week forced choral group Spirit Praise Choir to double recruitment of singers to 24, The Anchor reports.
The initiative has managed to give different vocalists a platform to showcase their talent.
“This audition was successful and it shows we are reaching out to many people. We only wanted 12 voices to merge with those who are already there, but we ended up taking 24,” choir director Learnmore Tavengwa said.
Tavengwa said the group’s main aim is to uplift talent adding the group intends to continue releasing albums.
“When we release albums we make sure people are given are chance to shine,” he added.
Spirit Praise choir has so far released three albums and several live DVD albums.
Some of the albums include, “Vatatu Mumwechete” and “Nguva Yatokwana”.
“Our albums did well and we are hopeful people will like what we put on the market. We want choral music to grow,” he added.
“We encouraged different members of the choir to compose the songs on our albums. We have realized that within the group, we have talented vocalists and songwriters, therefore giving them an equal opportunity to shine,” he said.
Critics have hailed Spirit Praise for their effort to bring choral groups, including from different churches, on the same stage.