Internationally known gospel singer Willie-Mae Wright to perform

International gospel singer Willie-Mae Wright.

Cleveland gospel singer Mother Willie-Mae Wright will perform her first concert in more than 10 years at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights.

The internationally known singer has been performing, and advocating for the poor, since the 1960s. She sang for Pope John VI at the Vatican in 1975 and has opened for many famous names in gospel music, including the legendary Mahalia Jackson. Wright is the matriarch of the Wright Family Singers, featuring seven of her eight children. The group performed for President Bill Clinton at the White House in 1994.

The 80-year-old Wright has lived a long and exhilerating life, singing, praising God and fighting to eradicate poverty. Her performance will combine her gift of song with personal stories of the trials and triumphs of her remarkable life.

Forest Hill Church is located at 3031 Monticello Blvd. More information is available at or by calling 216-321-2660. The concert is free and open to the public.

Peg Weissbrod

Peg Weissbrod is a freelance writer and content manager for Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights.

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