I first performed this in 1985, whilst pregnant with my third child. I was a member of the Ottawa Choral Society, with Brian Law as its conductor at the time. It was an exultant moment. At the end of the performance, all of the lights were turned off in the National Arts Centre, and we all howled like wolves. It was spectacular. As with many professional choirs, and the arts these days, the OCS supplements its donations and grants, and offers choirs-for-hire. I was part of this group, as well as its Chamber Choir, too. Those were the good old days!
Rising from the days of respect for the environment, when we didn't realize what we did to planet earth, Paul, and the Paul Winter surely did. I have played this album many times with my students when we studied environmental issues.
These days, I crank up the stereo, and play it at great volume doing housework or gardening! It is inspiring, and seeps into your soul.
Missa Gaia/Earth Mass is an album released by Paul Winter in 1982 for Living Music. The title stems from two languages, latin and greek.
We announce intense rehearsals for Missa Gaia, every Tuesday night. St. James Anglican and St. Paul's church choirs, as well as other choir friends, will be presenting this piece, as well as two others, on Sunday, April 21st, 7:30.