September 3 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Second Baptist Church
1709 Barrow Road
Little Rock, AR
Second Baptist Church Presents:
LABOR DAY WEEKEND GOSPEL CONCERT FEATURING
LEE WILLIAMS & THE SPIRITUAL QC's
AND TWINKIE CLARK (of The Clark Sisters)
...Listen we would love to see you there. This night promises to bless you!!!!!
General Admission Tickets: $20 (Advance Purchase)
Lee Williams & Twinkie Clark in Concert @ 2nd Baptist Church (Pastor Kevin Kelly) 1709 John Barrow Rd. Little Rock, Ar 72211 Sept 3, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20.00 Doors open @ 7 For more info contact (Derrick Gibbs @ 501-223-2323, ext. 208)
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Multi-Award winning gospel music group Lee William & the Spiritual QC's new CD, titled "Through The Years", is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. A must have cd that will minister to the hearts of loyal Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's lovers for many years to come! Top chart spots in Gospel in this millenium are rarely filled by quartets. Yet, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's have been blessed to find themselves with precisely that honor. Certainly it's no fluke as the sounds of this hard-driving ensemble have proved to be heavy crowd draws wherever their extensive concert touring takes them. The QC's deliver their trademarkded typical sound throughout the new project. You've got that flawless and relentlessly tight vocal groove of repeated broken phrases--- the theme of the song--- over which the dapper Lee Williams moves and whirls his gripping and gruffsome lead. It's scriptural teaching from him in one song, it's sincere testimony from him the next. His songwriting and arranging skills are evident throughout. All this is underpinned by one of the hardest working and sensitive quartet bands on the circuit. This new cd is simply one beautiful production of beautiful music, beautifully written-- quartet style. The Spiritual QCs, QCs standing for 'Qualified Christian singers', have existed in some form since 1968. However, it wasn't until the late '90s that they began recording and getting their due as a highly skilled traditional-styled black gospel group. And it wasn't until 1998 that the group started billing lead singer Lee Williams ahead of the Spiritual QC's name. Although the Spiritual QC's toured off and on over the last three decades of the 20th century, it wasn't until the '90s that their music was documented extensively. Through connections with their friends the Gospel Four, the Spiritual QC's entered the studio to record their first CD, Jesus Is Alive and Well, in 1996. A second album, Love Will Go All the Way, appeared in 1998, and the group -- now billed as Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's, toured extensively behind it. That set the stage for 2000's Good Time, which crashed into the Top Ten of Billboard's gospel albums chart in November, in just its second week of release. Accolades poured in during the next year; the group won Traditional Quartet of the Year at the Gospel Music Excellence Awards, and were nominated for Best Gospel Album at the Soul Train Music Awards. In May 2003, Williams and the Spiritual QC's released their fourth disc Right on Time.
Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark is a two-time Grammy Award winning American gospel singer, composer, musician, and evangelist. She is a member of The Clark Sisters, an influential gospel vocal ensemble active since the late '60s. A musical genius. The maestro dubbed as the "Queen of the Hammond B3 organ". Gifted musician and anointed vocalist, a true worshipper. Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark, is credited with being the "heart and soul of the Clark Sisters." In many respects, she has been the The Clark Sisters creative force in shaping the vibrant sound that has become the Clark Sisters hallmark (more affectionately known as the ‘Clark Sound’) since their mother Mattie Moss Clark turned over control of the group to her in the early 1970s.
Early in the group's development, Twinkie was the chief songwriter, music and vocal arranger, producer and also possessing a wide vocal range from soprano to bass.In the history of Gospel music, she has quickly become a legend in her own right. With the reverence of a vast array of audiences, critics and peers, she is considered by many Gospel aficionados to not only be Gospel music’s greatest, but also the undisputed “Queen of the B3 Hammond organ An accomplished pianist and organist, Twinkie received her formal musical training at the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C. and went on to faithfully work in the Lord’s vineyard, creating some of the most memorable hits available today for herself and her siblings. With Twinkie’s musical gifts accompanied by the vocal talents of her sisters, all made possible under the favor and anointing of God resting upon each of them, together they’ve acquired worldwide superior accolades including a gold record in 1981 with “You Brought the Sunshine,” their bonafide hit on the Gospel and R&B charts and their long-awaited induction into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999. The Clark Sisters received high honors at the 2007 Stellar Awards when they were presented with the coveted award for Most Notable Achievement. The Clark Sisters have been thrice nominated previously for the Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group Grammy with 1983's Sincerely, 1986's Heart & Soul, and 1988's Conqueror. However, most recently, the group won three Grammys in 2008. Live - One Last Time won the Best Traditional Gospel Album. Its album track "Blessed & Highly Favored" won the Best Gospel Performance. Considered to be the progenitor of contemperary gospel music, Twinkie has written hundreds of songs for her sisters and mother alone. The Clark Sisters are the largest selling female gospel group of all time having sold millions upon millions of albums and have paved the way for the contemporary genre of gospel music.