A pair of Trinity Valley Community College educators provided entertainment on Tuesday during a Cedar Creek Lake Women's Club meeting.
Kristin Huggins is chair of the Fine Arts Division and professor of voice. She teaches applied music, music appreciation and American popular music. Mary Tidwell, an instructor of music theory, ear-training and music appreciation, accompanied her on keyboard.
The performance at the Cedar Creek Lake Women's Club was called “Progressions of a Light Lyric Soprano, and the pair performed seven songs, including the Broadway hits, “I Dreamed a Dream” from the Les Miserables musical and “Diva's Lament” from Spamalot. She also performed some operatic songs, including “Du gai soleil” from Werther.
A regular performer in the Metroplex and Houston areas, Huggins has performed such operatic roles as Gretel and Hansel, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote, Despina in Copsi fan Tutte, Rose in Weill's Street Scenes, Miss Havisham in Argento's Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night and Titania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Originally from Athens, Huggins has a master's degree in vocal performance from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Abilene Christian University.
Tidwell has been professor and chair of the Music Department and Fine Arts Division at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville. Before that, she taught at Purdue University and at Baylor University in Waco. She has performed throughout Texas. Tidwell has a bachelor's degree in piano performances and a master's degree in piano performance and literature from Baylor.
On the fourth Tuesday of the month, members of the Cedar Creek Lake Women's Club meet at Cedar Creek Country Club to hear entertainment, book reviews or fashion shows.
The club is a service organization that supports four food pantries in the lake area.