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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 over 540 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
photograph by Jan O’Leary

Hear us live!

Sunday 29 May 2016
Transitioning from a Carbon based to a Renewable Economy [click for website]
Public Forum by Blue Mountains Greens
School of Arts 217 Great Western Hwy, Wentworth Falls

Sunday 5 June 2016
Community Of Choirs in Concert [click to book a ticket!]
Abbotsleigh School, 1666 Pacific Hwy, Wahroonga

Saturday 18 June 2016
Winter Magic [click for website]
11:30am parade & 1:10pm on Studleigh Place stage.
Katoomba, Main, and Parke Streets, Katoomba

Saturday 25 June 2016
Workshop and Busking for Ryde-Epping Greens
Eastwood Women's Rest Centre
Hillview Road, Eastwood (at rear of Eastwood Library

Saturday 16 July 2016
Bowral Benefit concert for Black Dog Institute
7:30pm tbc.
 Bowral High School Hall, Aitken Road, Bowral

Sunday 9 October 2016
Woytopia Festival [click for website]
Woy Woy's festival of sustainability | arts + music | community
9am-3pm. Performance at ....
Woy Woy South public school The School Mall, Woy Woy


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