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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 632 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 Gibbergunyah Reserve, 2017



Hear us live!

Saturday 23 September 2017
Loaded Dog Folk Club [click for website]
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
79 Johnston Street, Annandale NSW
8pm

Friday 29 September 2017
Hearing the Earth's Story Uniting Church Synod [click for website]
Pitt Street Uniting Church
264 Pitt Street, Sydney

8pm

Sunday 14 October 2017
Common Dreams Festival - Uniting church [click for website]
Pitt Street Uniting Church
264 Pitt Street, Sydney

Sunday 19 November 2017
Old Bus Depot Markets [click for website]
Old Bus Depot Markets
21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT
2pm - 4pm








 

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