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Soul Suppers: Cora Harvey Armstrong *NEW DATE*
May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm$25
Dinner/Doors 5:30 // Show 7:00 PM. Held at Mount Zion’s First African Baptist Church (105 Lankford Ave., Charlottesville).
Introducing Soul Suppers, a new monthly concert series featuring Masters of American Roots Music. Our mission at The Front Porch is to bring people from all walks of life together through music. Soul Suppers is designed to help us do just that, through sharing meals and music with neighbors and new friends. Tickets are $25; dinner is included! A home-cooked, family-style supper is served at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm.
Please support the spirit of this series by buying your tickets early! This helps us make sure we have enough food for everyone. We can guarantee dinner for all tickets purchased up to two days prior to the concert. We have a block of Pay What You Can tickets available that will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a PWYC ticket if needed.
Marinated vegetable salad with beans, cucumber, tomato, onion and herbs
Baked penne with ground beef, red sauce and cheese (meat option)
Baked penne pasta with eggplant and zucchini with red sauce and cheese (vegetarian option)
Dessert: shortbread with berries and whipped cream
Born and raised in King and Queen County, Cora began taking piano lessons at the age of five. She had the gift of being able to play by ear and was taught to read music as well. Cora and her sisters Clara and Virginia sang for many years with their mother, the late Eva Elizabeth Harvey and were known as The Harvey Family. After the death of their parents, the sisters and nieces Clarissa and Ruthy, continue singing and praising God. Having majored in music at Virginia State University, where she greatly contributed to the historic legacy of the VSU Gospel Choir as director, Cora for more than forty years has been a favorite Gospel Music performer at festivals and celebrations around the country and abroad. She has toured and lectured on Gospel Music in Japan, she’s performed in several cities in and around Europe with Stellar Award Winner, Min. Earl Bynum. She is currently a student at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Divinity at Virginia Union University and working to gain a Master of Divinity Degree. Cora has become a sought after artist, pianist, psalmist and preacher.