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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 550 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!

Weekend 26-28 August 2016
Blackheath Choir Festival
Various locations, Blackheath NSW
(Ecopella are on Saturday, 9:45pm, Gardiners Inn Hotel)

Saturday 10 September 2016
Sue Gee album launch of Planet Hot [click for website]
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
1 Bedford Street, Newtown
7pm - free entry

Sunday 9 October 2016
Woytopia Festival [click for website]
Woy Woy's festival of sustainability | arts + music | community
9am-3pm. Performance at 11:30am
Woy Woy South public school The School Mall, Woy Woy

Weekend 14-16 October 2016
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Sunday 23 October 2016
Robertson Community Technology Centre [click for website]
58-60 Hoddle Street, Robertson
Benefit for local charities

Saturday 5 November 2016
Lakemba Community Garden Eco Day [click for website]
Lakemba Community Garden, Jubilee Reserve
10am tbc

Saturday 19 November 2016
Kariong Eco-Garden [click for website]
Dandaloo St Kariong (cnr Woy Woy Rd)


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