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SING WITH US!    TEMPORARILY?….

In the winter of 2024, Ecopella is gave a series of fundraising concerts, in some of our seven branches. The proceeds from these were donated to the Environmental Defender's Office, the Blue Mountains Wombat Conservation Group, Rising Tide, and Extinction Rebellion. 

We plan to continue this initiative in the spring, and so are looking for tuneful voices - in the Illawarra and Central Coast - whose owners are willing to attend some rehearsals and then to perform with us at whichever concerts they can attend. The songs will be chosen from among the easiest ones in our repertoire.

We hope this one-off project will interest singers who like “causing harmony to the environment,” but doubt they can commit to ongoing regular rehearsals.

The cost will be the same as for regular choir members - please click the Join button above for full details.


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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, the Central Coast and Newcastle. We have 896 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, and popular songs.


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!

 
 

Buy our albums! 

An Organism Called Earth - Songs In The Key Of Green - Green Footprints - You're Needed Now

You can download albums or individual songs using the links above.

You can also order physical CDs from there, however it's better for Ecopella if you mail order directly from Miguel.

 

Hear us live! 

[Click the blue titles for more information]

Choiracopia - variety concert

Saturday 3rd August, 2024

Smith's Altenative
76 Alinga Street, Canberra

 

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival 

Weekend 1st - 3rd November, 2024

time and location to be confirmed.