March 22, 2019

Celebrated Kenyan Moipei sisters graduate with first class at Texas University

Celebrated Kenyan musical trio, the Moipei triplets have stunned many after graduating top of their class.

The triplets, Mary, Martha and Magdaline graduated with first class honors at the St Mary’s University in Antonio, Texas, USA over the weekend.

The triplets together with their youngest sister Seraphine formed Moipei Quartet, a musical group that broke the norm to clinch the award of 4th SABC Crown Gospel Musical Award when they were just 12 and 10 respectively.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) picked the quartet as UNICEF ambassadors.

Despite their stunning academic wit, the triplets have entertained the campus with their angelic-like voices for the four years they studied there.

“I am very proud of the girls for the achievement they have made this far,” said their father and director Nicholas Moipei as quoted by the Standard.

He was accompanied by their mother, Christine, and Seraphine in Texas where they joined the girls in celebrating their success.

One of their most stunning performances was when they performed the American National Anthem at the start of a National Basketball Association match between defending champions San Antonio Spurs and the LA Clippers.

They also performed in last year’s inauguration ceremony of San Antonio mayor, Ron Nirenberg’s.

Meredith Kiesgen-Schilling, their professor at St Mary’s University said that, “Marta has a deeper voice, Mary is a high soprano and Maggy somewhere in between. Together their voices beautifully complement each other.”

Martha is a great pianist and also plays the trumpet while Maggy plays the flute and piccolo. Mary plays the clarinet and the saxophone as well.

They are expected to perform at the Tobin in a concert dubbed “Too Darn Hot” the first of its kind after their graduation in two weeks’ time.

The Moipei quartet performed in Kenya during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration ceremony in 2013.

They already have a 12-track album and are working to release their second album which will have themes in Texas where they spent four years of their lives studying.



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