By Staff Reporter
THE England-based African gospel music group, Swindon Gospel Choir has released its first ever CD in Britain, a senior official said yesterday.
The CD entitled You are the same is expected to take gospel music lovers by storm, Pastor Stephen K Mpofu, told The ZimDiaspora.com.
Swindon Gospel Choir, with 15 members is a multicultural African Christian choir comprising of Zimbabweans, South Africans, Swazis and Nigerians and is domiciled in England. Some of the choir members are from Assemblies of God and Christendom Pentecostal Church. The founder and producer of the group is Pastor Mpofu of Christendom Pentecostal Church.
The new CD was recorded at Swindon College, in Swindon, a small town about 70 miles south-west of London, the British capital.
The Swindon Gospel Choir
However, the bubbling CD was mixed in South Africa by a reputable musical engineer, Shadrack Ndlovu who boasts of recording award-winning Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors, Hlengiwe Mhlaba and many more other successful artists. Those who have listened to the new CD say it is unique, and expect it to be a hit among gospel lovers.
“We had several high flyers in the music who have contributed to the success of this group, for instance, Nathan Simmonds, Director of music at Bethel Apostolic and Sheila Harrods, Director of Kentwood choir in Swindon,” said Pastor Mpofu.
“We had the first opportunity to perform in a packed theatre in December 2013 at Wyvern theatre and it was an amazing performance. Thanks to Sheila Harrods who gave us that opportunity. That was the highlight of our year,” the powerful speaking pastor said.
“We have come this far by faith and with a lot of support from local churches, family members and friends. It has not been easy, but by the grace of God we are this far today and still going forward. We are blessed to work with Phephile Zwane (Mrs P Allen) who is a recording artist and has released more than three albums in the UK. Everyone has contributed to this work. The commitment and dedication of the choir members made this possible. Some had come from far, spending money on transport, but they soldiered-on. SGC-Indumiso, God bless you,” he added.
“We hope everyone will be blessed with our music. As you support us in buying our music we will be giving back to the community as well. Swindon Gospel Choir is among the corporate sponsors for Food Bank in Swindon. For every CD sold a percentage of the money will be going to feed someone. Our aim is to minister to you spiritually, and at the same time put food on someone’s table,” said Pastor Mpofu.
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