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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 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 591 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 Wentworth Falls, CSG Protest 2015

Hear us live!

Saturday 25 March 2017
March In March [click for website]
Belmore Park, 191 Hay Street Sydney NSW

Saturday 25 March 2017
Connect And Participate Expo [click for website]
Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston ACT
11am -4pm

Saturday 1 April 2017
Festival Of Dangerous Songs - Solidarity Choir's 30th anniversary [click for website]
Gumbramurra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville NSW
4pm - 9pm

Saturday 8 April 2017
15th Annual Koori Flagraising & Mirror Flash Bowral to Katoomba [click for website]
Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group
meet at 2pm in Boronia St carpark, Bowral & walk [or be driven] into Gibbergunyah Reserve

Weekend 13-17 April 2017
National Folk Festival [click for website]
Epic Centre, Canberra ACT
blackboard gigs during weekend, tbc

Weekend 21-23 April 2017
St Albans Folk Festival [click for website]
St Albans,  NSW

Saturday 13 May 2017
Blackheath Day [click for website]
Phillips Hall, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre,
Blackheath NSW
noon, tbc

Saturday 23 September 2017
Loaded Dog Folk Club [click for website]
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
79 Johnston Street, Annandale NSW

Hear us on Radio!

Saturday 1 April 2017
Koori Country Konnection [click for website]
9am - ish


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