This interview was conducted on May 12, 2021 by Emilie Amrein and André de Quadros, founders of the Choral Commons.
Traditional folk song with new verses by Elise Witt
Featuring the Global Village Project, a space for young women to preserve their culture while learning and adapting to life in a new country.
Musicians honor Atlanta songstress for her contributions. Elise Witt, one of the godmothers of vocalism in Atlanta, has coached and counseled singers all over the world. Hundreds have subscribed to her classes in town and thousands have heard her perform, as a bandleader, a soloist and choral director.
Ever since Elise Witt moved to Atlanta in 1977, the acclaimed folk singer, educator and activist has made it her duty to foster community through song.
“This is the body of work,” Witt says. “Everything I do is extremely eclectic. There are songs in the songbook you can sit at home and play on your guitar, songs you can sing with friends on the front porch and songs you can sing with a choir.”