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Soul Suppers: Cora Harvey Armstrong
Jan 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
*Update: THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO IMPENDING WINTER WEATHER. We will update the listing as soon as we find a new date!*
Dinner 5:30 // Show 7:00 PM
Soul Suppers: Masters of Roots Music, featuring Cora Harvey Armstrong
UPDATE: This concert will be held at Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, at 105 Lankford Ave, in Charlottesville! This monthly Sunday evening concert series, featuring masters of American Roots Music, will feature a family style dinner at 5:30 pm and music at 7 pm. Dinner is included with the purchase of concert ticket. Tickets are $12 earlybird or $15 at the door. Join your neighbors for a delicious supper followed by a concert with Cora Harvey Armstrong!
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.
The Cora Harvey Armstrong concert is sponsored and co-presented by The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities