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.
Tickets $10 - $75, available from Kings Co-op Booktore at 902.422.1270 ext. 261, and at the door.
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
First Baptist Church
1300 Oxford St.