ZIMBABWE’s gospel scene continues to experience a growth of a new style of praise and worship as evidenced by several new choirs.

Another new gospel ensemble Zimworship Choir has emerged with the release of their debut nine-track album titled Zimworship 01.

The choir, which comprises 10 members from different local churches, was formed last year as the brainchild of two childhood friends Edward Mushuna and Sonny Mashambanhaka.

Mushuna is not new on the music scene as he once had a two-year stint with Gospel Trumpet which is regarded as one of the pioneers of gospel music in Zimbabwe.

Speaking to NewsDay, the choir manager Mashambanhaka said it has been through determination, perseverance, hard work and faith in God that has seen them releasing the album.

“The dream to form a choir started during our early teenage and the inspiration we have drawn from Baba Machanic Manyeruke, Sharon Manyika, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Helen Baylor and Keith Green has borne fruits,” Mashambanhaka said.

Mashambanhaka said they intended to raise and develop talented musicians who would help spread the word of God through music.

“Our vision and mission is to raise a new generation of worshippers in Zimbabwe, while at the same time identifying and nurturing talent of the less privileged so that they can comprehend their full potential in music,” he said.

“The choir is composed of members with strong passion for preaching the Word of God through music with a new style as we seek to promote the genre differently.”

He said they seek to foster a vibrant and inclusive choir which will transform the gospel genre and help the marginalised, vulnerable, and underprivileged in the society.

“We have already started working on the DVD and we finished shooting two videos for the songs All Around and He touched Me,” he said.

Songs on the album are All Around, Tarira Uone, NdiMwari, PaCalvary, Vhangeri, Ane Hanya Neni, Kristu Ibwe, Muri Mwari Baba and He touched me.