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
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, the Central Coast and Newcastle.
We have 850 performances to our credit, embracing a wide range of
events: benefit concerts, protests, campaign launches, community
gatherings and folk festivals.
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, and popular songs.
welcomes new members and
opportunities to perform. Although we accept payment, we often donate
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