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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 590 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 18 February 2017
Springwood Community Garden - Grand Opening [click for website]
168 Hawkesbury Road, Springwood NSW [up the hill past St Thomas public school, before the gates to St Columbas]

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

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

Hear us on Radio!

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


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