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.
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 490 performances to our credit, embracing a wide range of
events: benefit concerts, protests, campaign launches, community
gatherings and folk festivals.
You might expect
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
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