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Sunday September 21st 2 concerts. First is 10:30 at the First Presbyterian Church 314 Xenia Ave (right downtown Yellow Springs) Second concert is at 6:30 PM at the Grace United Methodist Church at the corner of Salem and Harvard. I know you will feel the love and joy as this amazing choir sings for Peace.
MISSA GAIA: A Mass in Celebration of Mother Earth A Call to Action on Climate Change/Climate Justice The World House Choir (100 singers from throughout the Miami Valley region: Dayton, Cincinnati, Middletown, Urbana, Xenia, Springfield and Yellow Springs) will be joined by guest dancers and instrumentalists in a production of MISSA GAIA: A Mass in Celebration of Mother Earth by the Paul Winter Consort. Performances will be on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, at 7pm in the Antioch College Amphitheatre in Yellow Springs (in case of rain, at the Antioch College Foundry Theatre, 902 Corry St., Yellow Springs), and Sunday, September 13 at 3pm in Grace United Methodist Church in Dayton (Salem Ave. and Harvard Blvd.). The local performances are a “Call to Action on Climate Change and Climate Justice.” Paul Winter's MISSA GAIA is a contemporary work that uses a traditional religious form, the Mass, to move listeners to reflect on the interconnectedness and sanctity of all life on earth. It weaves the recorded calls of wolf, whale, and harp seal together with choral voices and a nine-piece ensemble of instrumentalists. Textured throughout this lyrical environmental liturgy are rhythms from Africa, Brazil and the American gospel tradition. Dancers will accompany several of the movements. A community wide Environmental Justice Fair will accompany each MISSA GAIA concert. It will draw together and encourage community participation and support for area groups working in the arenas of climate change and climate justice. Before each performance, organizations will set up information tables and food trucks will be on site to sustain attendees. Groups participating in the fair include the Greene Environmental Coalition, Miami Group of the Sierra Club, Yellow Springs Resiliency Network, People for Safe Water, Community Solutions, Tecumseh Land Trust and B-W Greenways. Dr. Catherine Roma, founder and artistic director of the World House Choir, Barbara Leeds, accompanist and assistant director, sound engineer Michael Casselli and choreographer Melissa Heston will join forces with the World House Choir, dancers and instrumentalists to bring this production to life. Admission to the concert is free (donations accepted), childcare is provided free of charge, venues are ADA accessible and the event will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Ohio Arts Council, the Puffin-West Foundation, the Dayton Foundation and Xylem YSI are providing Grant support for this production. The World House Choir is associated with the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College.