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.
Come for terrific and varied music, sustainable and delicious snacks, a lemonade bar, and a candlelit hour from 8:30-9:30. Admission is free, but this is a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, so bring your checkbook… donate directly, or purchase terrific silent auction items donated by local supporters.
Once again, the wonderful farm-to-table focused restaurant Terra Preta in Scranton is partnering with Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, and Temple Hesed to celebrate Earth Hour. NOTE: be sure to confirm Terra Preta’s address if you haven’t been in a while!
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Earth Hour, launched in 2007 in Australia by the World Wildlife Fund, is a chance for us to use our power to change climate change and help heal our Earth.
To bring awareness to climate change we will spend this one evening acknowledging how we can reduce our impact on our planet. For starters we will be turning off the lights to reduce our energy use.
Terra Preta will be offering local-sourced dinner features, and sharing a brief communal prayer.
In addition we will provide informational material for you to take home on ways you can continue to reduce climate change.
We will be joined with special live music byBrenda Fernandes, that will be sure to ease us into our candlelit dinner.
From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the current Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives. Learn more: https://www.fromtheashesfilm.com/
Join Weavers Way Co-op for a film screening followed by conversation with fellow Ambler area residents about ways we can work together to make Ambler more sustainable. Film will start at 7:15, music provided by Zero Emissions Musicians. Film running time is 80 minutes.
Sponsored by Ambler Coalition for Peace and Ambler Environmental Advisory Council, and made possible by an opportunity provided by the filmmaker through Interfaith Power & Light.