Musique Royale presents Missa Gaia / Earth Mass
The Paul Winter Consort’s world-music celebration of God’s creation
Directed by Nick Halley
Featuring The King’s Chorus and Capella Regalis boys, Theresa Thomason (gospel singer sensation), and an 8-piece band
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 King’s 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 John’s 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.
On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., the choirs will be performing selected movements in a liturgical service at the University of King’s College Chapel, which is free and open to the public. The concerts on March 21 and 23 will feature additional music by Paul Halley written for Thomason’s voice.
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 John’s 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.
Installations et services
- Défense de fumer
- Toilettes publiques
- Accessible aux fauteuils roulants
Prix: 20.00 $
Détails :Tickets for the Lunenburg performance are available
from Musique Royale at 902.634.9994, from Shop on the Corner (Lunenburg), and at the door.
Tickets for the Halifax performance are available from the King's Co-op Bookstore at 902.422.1270 ext. 261, and at the door.