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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 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.

Ecopella 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 420 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 always 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!


Coming gigs

Sunday 12 October 2014
Groundswell Gloucester anti-CSG benefit  <- click for website
6:30pm Gloucester Art Gallery

Sunday 2 November 2014
House Concert at Skinkworld
Bundanoon
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Friday 21 November 2014
Save The Leard State Forest Fundraiser <- click for website
Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville
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Weekend 21-23 November 2014
Major's Creek Folk Festival <- click for website

Weekend 9-11 January 2015
Cygnet Folk Festival  <- click for website
Town of Cygnet, Tasmania

Ecopella environment choir before gig in Canberra 2013


photograph by Christine Watson

 

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