Cora Harvey Armstrong
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"One of the most gifted musicians and composers I have ever met"
Bill McGee, Musician - Producer - Engineer
"The Queen of Virginia Gospel Music"
James Saxsmo Gates, Musician - Educator
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 of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Singer - PIANIST - PSALMIST - licensed and Ordained Minister