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Ecopella celebrates its 20th year of causing harmony to the environment!

Ecopella is an environmental choir that sings about the beauty of our world and the struggle to protect it from exploitation and degradation. The choir "causes harmony to the environment" by providing activists and audiences with topical a cappella singing at a high standard. Our strong environmental message encourages positive change in people's thoughts and actions, and we offer support to a wide variety of green organisations.

Founded in 1998 by musical director Miguel Heatwole, Ecopella spread from its base in Sydney to form branches in the Blue Mountains, Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Canberra and the Central Coast as well. We have 732 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 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!

Ecopella at Careys Cave, 2018



Hear us live!


Saturday 13 April 2019
Koori Flag-raising & Mirror Flash [click for website]
Gibbergunyah Reserve, Boronia Street Bowral
2pm

Saturday 5 May 2019
Hands Across The Sand [click for website]
Nobbys Beach, Newcastle
10:30am

Saturday 11 May 2019
Mad About Dirt [click for website]
Narara Valley High School, Narara
10am - 4pm    Ecopella at 12:30pm

Friday 17 May 2019
Ecopella on Tour! - Candelo [click for venue's website]
Candelo Hall, corner of William and Eden Streets, Candelo NSW
7:30pm

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Ecopella on Tour! - Lomond Acoustica [click for venue's website]
225 Nicholson St, Brunswick East, VIC
8pm

Friday 24 May 2019
Ecopella on Tour! - House Concert, benefit for Darebin Climate Action Now
$25 (or $15 concession) phone 0407 360 499 for details.
7:30pm

Saturday 25 May 2019
Ecopella on Tour! - Ceres Markets [click for venue's website]
Stewart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East, VIC
10am - 1pm

Saturday 25 May 2019
Ecopella on Tour! - singing workshop [click for venue's website]
Jika Jika Centre, Cnr Plant and Union Streets, Northcote, VIC
3pm - 5:30pm

Sunday 26 May 2019
Ecopella on Tour! - concert with Living Out Loud [click for their website]
The Oratory, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, VIC
3pm

Sunday 29 September 2019
Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group fundraiser [click for website]
 Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
9 New Street, Lawson
2:30pm

Friday 4 October 2019
Learning, Citizenship and Activism for Sustainability Conference [click for website]
 Sutherland Shire Entertainment Centre
30 Eton St, Sutherland
Ecopella to sing at the conference dinner




 





 

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