Eldest member of legendary Clark Sisters gospel group to speak at UM-Dearborn Nov. 19 as part of the campus's “Introduction to Gospel Music” course

November 7, 2007

DEARBORN / Nov. 7, 2007---Jacky Clark-Chisholm, of the legendary gospel group The Clark Sisters, will visit the University of Michigan-Dearborn this month for a presentation on “Gospel Music in the 21st Century” as part of the campus’s “Introduction to Gospel Music” course.

A Conversation with Jacky Clark-Chisholm will be held at 6:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 in Room 1030 of the campus’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will include a question-and-answer session and light refreshments. The event is supported by a Diversity Challenge Grant from the Office of the Provost at UM-Dearborn.

For more information, contact the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at 313-583-6329 or csrs_rs@umd.umich.edu.

The eldest of The Clark Sisters, Clark-Chisholm has spent the last three decades singing and teaching across the country and abroad. The group has recorded more than 12 albums and contributed to numerous projects including the Grammy Award-winning Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.

Clark-Chisholm had major roles in the gospel stage plays Mama Don't, Lawd Have Mercy and Can a Woman Make a Man Lose His Mind?

Clark-Chisholm played an essential role in establishing the Clark Conservatory of Music in Detroit with her mother and her younger sister, Twinkie. She served as an administrator at the school, developing a curriculum and organizing workshops that have trained hundreds of students over the years.

The Clark Sisters are currently on a national tour in support of their latest project Live...One More Time which debuted at the top of the gospel charts and has remained in the top 10 for 29 weeks.


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