JOHN SHORTIS and Moya Simpson join with Ecopella a cappella choir in the “EARTHBeat” Concert tomorrow at Belconnen Arts Centre.The powerful songs in the program are designed to transport audience members into the great outdoors, drawing inspiration from the beauty of the land in the Canberra region.
Event organiser, Christine Watson, says, “If you want to ensure that we pass this land on safely to our children and children’s children ‘EARTHBeat’ will inspire you to get out there and be inspired by the power of nature.”
Though best known for their satirical and social history shows, over their 17 years living in the region, Shortis and Simpson have built up an extensive repertoire of original compositions honouring the power of nature and celebrating places in the land.
In “EARTHBeat”, the pair will make a journey from Weereewa (Lake George) to Ginninderra Creek and Pine Island, and to “places more global”.
Established by Miguel Heatwole in Sydney in 1988, the environmental choir Ecopella sings about the beauty of the world and the struggle to protect it from exploitation and destruction.
The group sings a range of Heatwole’s, choir members and friends compositions, together with favourites from the Australian folk scene, flavouring their songs with folk, jazz, pop, and Western classical influences.
EARTHBeat Concert at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, 8pm, on Saturday, October 19, Bookings to https://earthbeat.eventbrite.com.au
Snacks and meals from environmentally friendly caterer, Evolution in Action, he from 7.30-8:00pm and during interval.