"Virginia is the Mother State. It should be the leader in all facets of the Republic. This makes the absence of a state song glaring. The physical beauty and incomparable history of Virginia need to be transformed as well into the emotions of music. "Our Great Virginia" fulfills that need."
“Oh Shenandoah," an American folk song dating back to at least the early 1800’s.
Arrangement: Jim Papoulis
Lyrics: Mike Greenly
Vocal: Sophia Miller
Choir: Fairfax Choral Society Concert Choir Director: Patrick F. Vaughn
On September 10, 2014, the Speaker of the House for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Honorable William J. Howell, hosted the National Speakers Conference which brings together legislative leaders from all across the country. This event marked the first public performance of a musical tribute to the state ... Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. personally inspired this project.