Music Royalty to Serenade Students

Music royalty will be on campus this Friday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the homecoming week’s events.

Lee Hall Auditorium is expected to be filled to capacity when the Clark Sisters, the legendary gospel vocal group consisting of four sisters: Jacky Clark-Chisholm, Elbertina “Twinkie” Clark, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Karen Clark-Sheard will bring the spirit with them.

This will be the second appearance that the group has performed at FAMU, with the first appearance dating back to 1995.

“My girls are coming to town and I can’t be began to describe my joy,” said LeAnna Johnston, a third-year elementary education student from Tallahassee. “I got my ticket and I’m ready to get my shout on.”

The Clark Sisters are the daughters of the equally legendary gospel musician and choral director, Mattie Moss Clark.

Credited for bringing gospel music to the mainstream, they are considered by many as pioneers of contemporary gospel. With multi-million selling hits including, ” Blessed and Highly Favored,” “You Brought the Sunshine” and “Hallelujah,” the Clark Sisters have engraved their names in the history books as the largest selling female gospel group in the history of gospel music.

Born and raised in Detroit, they got their influence from the church and notary singer Aretha Franklin.

Renowned for their unique vocal arrangements, they incorporate glass shattering trills and riffs, and deep soulful growls and runs, to make gospel music that clutches the heart and demands listeners’ attention.