The Hinds Sisters Trio to Perfrom at Baylor Jan. 16

Jan. 12, 1999

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's Lyceum Series will present the Hinds Sisters Trio in concert in Roxy Grove Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.

The Hinds Sisters Trio is comprised of mezzo-soprano Ruby Hinds and sopranos Esther Hinds and Grace Hinds. Each one a distinguished solo vocalist in her own right, they have performed together ever since being introduced internationally by Gian Carlo Menotti at the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds. Their accompanist is pianist/composer/arranger Joseph Joubert.

In addition to their joint appearances, the Hinds Sisters continue to perform in the United States and abroad with some of the world's most renowned conductors orchestras, and opera companies.

The first portion of the Trio's Baylor concert will feature music of Mozart--his Alleluia and arias from The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute--as well as a pair of songs by Henry Purcell and three excerpts from Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols.

Following intermission,the Hinds Sisters will sing arias from Verdi's operas Aïda and Un ballo in maschera, plus a trio from Menotti's opera Maria Golovin. They also will be showcased as solo performers. Grace Hinds will be the featured soloist in Margaret Bonds's "Minstrel Man," Ruby Hinds in Xavier Montsalvatge's "Ninghe Ninghe" and Esther Hinds in Miguel Sandoval's "Lament."

The program will conclude with their trademark, a rousing medley of American spirituals.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991. The Lyceum Series is funded annually by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas.

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