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Film, Video Concert: Cora Harvey Armstrong Gospel Group

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  • Concert: Cora Harvey Armstrong Gospel Group


  • In concert, gospel singer Cora Harvey Armstrong is joined by her sisters Clara and Virginia, her nieces Kimberly, Ruthy and Clarissa, and her band.

Event Date

  • May 09, 2019


  • -  Cora Harvey Armstrong is a gospel singer, piano player, songwriter, choir director and bandleader born and raised in King and Queen County, Virginia. Richmond-born musician and producer Bill McGee has described her as "Aretha Franklin on piano, Mahalia Jackson with her voice and Shirley Caesar with her style." Armstrong began taking piano lessons at age five. She had a gift for playing by ear and soon learned to read music as well. Cora and her sisters Clara and Virginia sang for many years with their mother, the late Eva Elizabeth Harvey, as the Harvey Family. After the death of their parents, the sisters and Cora's nieces, Clarissa and Ruthy, continued their career. Cora majored in music at Virginia State University, where she directed the internationally acclaimed VSU Gospel Chorale. For more than 40 years she 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 and Europe, and is a sought-after artist, pianist, psalmist and preacher.

Running Time

  • 53 minutes 48 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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