The in Dordrecht born soprano Wilhelmina Gips shined specially in serious, religious repertoire, the oratorio and passions. The roles of Gabriel and Eva from 'Die Schöpfung' (Haydn) suited her better than for example Hanne from 'Die Jahreszeiten' (Haydn). Also in Schumann's 'Péri' she could get on with herself well. International she never broke through, but national she was a singer of importance. She has also worked as teacher, with a.o. the great and beloved baritone Jos Orelio as her pupil..