A Gem from Jarratt

By Crown and Joy Presbyterian Church | February 25, 2021

Recently, a sister from our church brought a musician to my attention. Composer, musician, and educator Undine Smith Moore hails from Jarratt, Virginia, the home of our sister.

In recent years, Moore has received recognition for the her work as an African-American composer, particularly her choral compositions. Follow the links below to learn a little more about this notable Virginian woman and to hear an excerpt from one of her most well-known work, The Life of a Martyr.

Notable Virginia Women – Undine Smith Moore – from the Library of Virginia

Scenes from the Life of a Martyr – video excerpt