Cora Harvey Armstrong performs at Virginia Union University's Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology 2015 convocation (photo by Maureen McNabb).
In January's issue of Richmond magazine (on newsstands now!), we explore the rich legacy of gospel music in Richmond, and its evolution from the songs of an enslaved people to the treasured art form it is today. In this video, watch veteran Richmond gospel singer Cora Harvey Armstrong perform at Virginia Union University (and read her amazing gospel music journey in the magazine), witness a rousing rehearsal by up-and-coming young adult choir Zion’s Voice (and read how they're taking Richmond's gospel to the next level inside the issue) and hear the small-but-mighty sound of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church’s Inspirational Choir, led by the writer of this feature, Samantha Willis.
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Inspirational Choir, led by "Make a Joyful Noise" writer, Samantha Willis, at the piano (photo by Maureen McNabb).
(Video shot and produced by Maureen McNabb)