This collection of original songs and chants for group singing was created during the Covid-19 pandemic with the intention to "Unite, Empower, Uplift!" Elisa has been teaching these songs as part of her ongoing class series, Freeing Your Voice, which shifted online starting in March 2020. Songs for the Circleshowcases multi-part songs with scores of these pieces (the "songbook") available for individuals to enjoy and groups to share broadly within community choirs, schools, religious organizations, and Threshold Choirs internationally.
we will walk by elisa s. keeler, soloist: SingTrece
A gospel-style choral piece encouraging love and unity by recognizing the light in all of humanity. It makes a stand for racial justice by indicating that "it has taken too long to undo the wrong of oppression...". It offers a ray of hope envisioning the change we wish to see.
Elisa's first R&B release since 2009! The song is meant to inspire us to get outside, even when the weight of the world is on our shoulders. It's meant to invite us into the present moment, to tap the beautiful and replenishing aspects of nature. And last but not least, to remind us of our resilience and the sunlight within, even in the darkest of times.
This is the single release version of a social justice anthem that Elisa wrote for choirs. The piece was debuted in a virtual choir concert by the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers on December 20th, 2020.
This piece was written on March 19th, 2020 during the world-wide pandemic. Elisa sings of the blossoming love of family and friends amidst the most difficult of times. Her 4 year-old son Levi created the album art.