Missa Gaia/Earth Mass
The Paul Winter Consorts world-music celebration of Gods creation.
Presented by Musique Royale.
Directed by Nick Halley
and featuring The Kings Chorus and the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis, American gospel singer Theresa Thomason, and a8-piece band including saxophone, organ, bass, oboe, cello, and percussion.
If you are interested in learning some of the Missa Gaia/Earth Mass music, come to the Sheer Joy of Singing workshop directed by Nick Halley on Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. at St Johns Anglican Church, Lunenburg. Breakfast goodies will be provided. Workshop entry is free for anyone who purchases a ticket to the Lunenburg performance. Call 902.634.9994 to register.
Ever heard a liturgical mass inspired by the song of a humpback whale or the lonely cry of an Alaskan tundra wolf? How about one that merges Brazilian and West African rhythms with Gregorian Chant and contemporary gospel? Choir with saxophone? Missa Gaia / Earth Mass was composed by a team of musicians bringing their different musical traditions together with the haunting voices of animals recorded in the wild a wolf, a whale, seal pups, a loon. The result is, in the words of Paul Winter, a rare and exciting celebration that is both ecumenical and ecological, one that embraces all life on Earth.
Nick Halley directs The Kings Chorus and the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis in two performances of the Missa Gaia / Earth Mass on the weekend of the Spring Equinox, with performances at St Johns Anglican Church in Lunenburg on March 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and at First Baptist Church in Halifax on March 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Paul Halley, a main composer of the work, will be playing keyboards and leading an 8-piece band including saxophone, organ, bass, oboe, cello, and percussion. The performances will feature American gospel singer sensation Theresa Thomason.
Date and time
$20 in advance/$25 at the door, $10 for students.
Available from Musique Royale at 902.634.9994, firstname.lastname@example.org, Shop on the Corner (Lunenburg), and at the door.
St John's Anglican Church
81 Cumberland St