AUS | Adelaide Premiere
The extraordinary Marcia Hines celebrates memories from her childhood in Boston – and her early experiences with Gospel music. From age 10, Hines spent her Sundays accompanying her blind aunt, Florence James, to four churches in inner city Boston - where Aunt Florence was the leader of the church choirs. The guidance and tutelage of her aunt in the art of singing propelled Hines to Australia, and the lead role in 'Hair', at the age of 16.
Accompanied by Charmaine Jones's Gospo Collective and led by musical director Joe Accaria, this unmissable concert is a celebration of the joy and the heartbreak that so defines the art and the culture of black American churches.
Hines outstrips everyone with her intimate understanding of the genre and ability to know where she can add extra flairs and flourishes whilst also exhibiting her external joy when she sings... Broadway World
Photo credit: Riccardo Raiti