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Are You Looking For Me? (2024) 

Faith (noun). A deep and unshakeable feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real without evidence.

Elevation’s second album Are You Looking for Me? is an exploration of the many dimensions of faith. Through a meticulously curated repertoire that blends ethereal melodies with raw, emotive lyrics, the album invites listeners on a profound journey inward and outward. It questions the essence of belief in the divine, in the goodness within people, in the transformative power of art, and in the relentless march of time. And, it challenges us to reflect on our own convictions and human potential. 

Are You Looking for Me? echoes Elevate Vocal Arts’ unwavering commitment to nurturing talent and providing platforms for voices from historically marginalized communities. The album serves as a dynamic canvas for artists to explore the complex narratives of faith, resilience, and identity. It showcases the choir’s range of vocal artistry through music, storytelling, and spoken word, and stands as a testament to the power of song and story. We are proud, yet humbled, for the opportunity to present this work of art with you, and we hope to spark conversation, inspire change, and strengthen the fabric of our democracy. Most of all, we hope it finds resonance with you.


Arreon A. Harley-Emerson

Artistic Director & CEO

Eternity (2023)

Welcome to Elevation’s debut album release. “Eternity,” the album’s title, reflects the timeless and transcendent nature of the vocal arts. The vocal arts, in all their myriad forms, have persisted through the ages—reflecting the human condition in times of joy, sorrow, conflict, and peace. Like a thread of “Eternity,” this unbroken chain of expression ties the past to the present and extends toward the future. It represents the timelessness of music, its universality, and its ability to speak to the human heart, regardless of era or culture.

“Eternity” encapsulates the boundless scope of the ensemble’s musical influences—from classical choral compositions by J.S. Bach, to poignant traditional spirituals, to contemporary pieces influenced by jazz, R&B, including a fresh setting of a text by hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur. By embracing these diverse genres, Elevation honors the past, participates in the present, and shapes the future of vocal arts, reflecting an eternal cycle of artistic creation and evolution.

Finally, “Eternity” mirrors the lasting impact that Elevation aims to have on its listeners and on the broader arts community. Through their performances, mentorship of apprentices, and support for arts educators, the ensemble seeks to create a legacy that endures—resonating throughout time, much like the beautiful, everlasting echoes of their voices.


-Arreon A. Harley-Emerson

Artistic Director & CEO

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