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Ecopella is an environmental choir that sings about the beauty of our world and the struggle to protect it from exploitation and destruction. Founded in 1998 by musical director Miguel Heatwole, the choir serves the environment movement by providing activists and audiences with the opportunity of enjoying a very high standard of a cappella singing. The strong environmental message of Ecopella's Save-The-World Music encourages positive change in people's thoughts and actions and offers support to a wide variety of green organisations.

Ecopella originated in Sydney and we now have branches in the Blue Mountains, Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Canberra and the Central Coast as well. We have over 400 performances to our credit, embracing a wide range of events: benefit concerts, protests, campaign launches, community gatherings and folk festivals.

You might expect a choir that sings about the environment to be a gloomy ensemble, but Ecopella's sense of fun fills each performance with positive and satirical messages. Even when the mood becomes serious the beauty and solemnity of the music is uplifting. Many of the pieces are original compositions and most of the arrangements are ours also. Stylistically our influences include folk, classical, popular songs, and occasionally jazz.

The choir always welcomes new members and opportunities to perform. Although we accept payment, we often donate or discount our services to unfunded community organisations. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to sing with us, or us to sing for you!


Coming gigs

Weekend 25 - 26 April 2014
St Albans Folk Festival  <- click for website
St Albans, north of Wisemans Ferry
8:30am & 10:10pm Friday
1:20pm & 6:40pm Saturday

Week 3 - 10 May 2014
Maules Creek Blockade  <- click for website
Near Boggabri, NSW

Sunday 11 May 2014
Mother's Day Classic walk against breast cancer  <- click for website
Bowral

Friday 27 June 2014
Winterfest Bundanoon  <- click for website
Memorial Hall on the main street of Bundanoon
evening concert


Ecopella environment choir before gig in Canberra 2013


photograph by Christine Watson

 

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