The Mercury Newspaper Wednesday 25 May 2022
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Australia’s beloved musical treasure, Marcia Hines AM, will take to the stage this winter during Festival of Voices to perform her show The Gospel According to Marcia.
The show explores Marcia’s childhood memories and early experiences with gospel music, while celebrating the joys and heartache that define the faith and culture upheld in black American churches.
Marcia’s extraordinary voice will be accompanied by a 12-member choir and live band on the evening of Saturday 2 July at the Theatre Royal in Hobart.
Festival of Voices Director, Peter Choraziak, said it is an honour to have Marcia as part of the program and to offer such world-class talent to the Tasmanian people.
“Marcia not only is an amazing artist and performer, but she embodies everything our Festival is about – connection, joy and storytelling through the power of music and singing,” Mr Choraziak said.
“She has a way of captivating her audience and taking them on a journey through song, and this show will be no different.
“Those lucky enough to experience it will have an intimate insight into Marcia’s life and the people who influenced her to pursue gospel music. The story is truly inspiring and something incredibly special.”
During her five-decade long career, Marcia has captured the hearts of generations across the world. She has brought us chart-topping hits, including ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours’ and ‘You’ whilst also starring in some of the world’s most iconic musicals, such as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Outside of her stellar music and theatre career, Marcia’s influence and mentorship on younger generations through her role as a judge and mentor on Australian Idol has been profound.
In 2009, Marcia received the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to the Australian entertainment industry as a performer, judge and mentor, and to the community through a range of charitable organisations.
Other notable achievements include being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and crowned Queen of Pop three years in a row.
“This show will be an experience Tasmanians will not want to miss out on, and we strongly encourage people to book a ticket before they sell out,” Mr Choraziak said.