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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 686 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 Gibbergunyah Reserve, 2017

Hear us live!

Sunday 22 July 2018
Five Years Too Long [click for website]
Wheeler Place, Newcastle

Saturday 4 August 2018
Koori Radio [click for website]
George Kookaburra Show
27 Cope Street, Redfern NSW
 93.7 FM

Saturday 4 August 2018
Easy Care Gardening 30th Anniversary Garden Party [click for website]
Eryldene Historic House
17 McIntosh Street, Gordon
 Event starts 1pm - we perform at 3:30pm

Saturday 4 August 2018

Singing In Harmony - with Voices From The Waters [click for website]
Berowra RSL
997 Pacific Hwy, Berowra

Saturday 1 September 2018
Grunt And Groove - for Wollemi Common [click for website]
Wollemi Common
near 2113 Putty Road, Colo NSW
Working Bee all day, concert at night

Sunday 14 October 2018
Woytopia [click for website]
Woy Woy South Public School, Waterloo Ave, Woy Woy
9:00am - 3pm [our time slot t.b.c]


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