BRYN MAWR: Missa Gaia performance

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Presents Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia

On Sun., April 22 at 4:00 p.m., PA IPL member congregation, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church presents a major musical event for all age groups that expresses gratitude to God for his gift of the earth. Whale and wolf song, the call of loons, bird calls, organ and saxophone improvisation, high-tech videos, jazz, samba, bossa nova, gospel, folk music … all these musical and art forms and more will resonate in our Sanctuary!

Earth… known to the ancient Greeks as Gaia… is the inspiration for jazz great Paul Winter’s brilliant Missa Gaia. Composed in 1980 following an inspiring visit to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, Winter has created a joyous, celebratory mass that integrates world music with sounds made in the wild to celebrate the whole earth as a sacred space.

This performance features the Sanctuary Choir, Singing for Life, Youth Chorale, and Children’s Choir, along with jazz musicians, a haunting audio soundtrack of animal-song superimposed over the singing of the choir, and a dazzling video that will be projected above the choir.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $5 for students. To purchase in advance, visit bmpc.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.