Maria Clark Releases New Album

Spelman College | Mar-22-2022

Maria Clark, senior instructor in voice and applied studies coordinator, recently released a new album of spirituals and hymns entitled "Soul Sanctuary" in collaboration with esteemed African American composer/pianist Maria Thompson Corley and Spelman cello instructor Ismail Akbar. The album recently hit #27 out of 100 on Amazon's Best Seller for New Classical Music List.


Soprano Maria Clark and pianist Maria Thompson Corley navigate the intense emotion, scars of suffering, and religious passion in the hymns and gospels on SOUL SANCTUARY from Navona Records. Featuring empowering spirituals from the past two centuries, the duo brings to life religious songs that have stood the test of time and find deep relevance today. Arranged by Thompson Corley and recorded in Atlanta GA’s Peachtree Presbyterian Church, these spirituals, including His Eye is on the Sparrow, Wade in the Water, and Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, offer uplifting outlooks in the face of adversity.