This up-and-coming amateur Congolese choir, set up in 1985, is starting to receive invitations from abroad. The singers form an ensemble which at first sight looks as classical as could be, yet their performance quickly takes an unexpected and humorous turn, far from the stereotypical image of a well-behaved choir? Right from the start, Ch?ur La Gr?ce has consisted of an excellent selection of choir leaders and experienced choral singers working in various Christian communities and churches in Kinshasa, which gives it an interdenominational character.
After exploring several repertoires, particularly Renaissance, Baroque and Classical, Ch?ur La Gr?ce decided in the early 90s to put together a typically Congolese repertoire, especially in the Negro folk style: the popular traditional songs of various different ethnic groups in the Congo. The choir currently sings in 18 languages, including the vernacular tongues of the Congo. The album "Zimboka za Bantu" was released by IglooMondo in 2007.