Mass in Celebration of Mother Earth

Today, I sang Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia: A Mass in Celebration of Mother Earth as an alto singer with the Jefferson Unitarian Church choir at the 8, 9:15 and 11 services of Choir Sunday.  Recordings of a tundra wolf, a humpback whale and seals intermingle with traditional Greek and Latin liturgical texts, the words of St. Francis, and writings from the Book of Job set to soaring twentieth-century melodies.

As the JUC choir activities conclude for the season, I am gearing up to perform classical/folk guitar sets at retirement communities during the summer months.