The World House Choir’s mission is “to perform music that motivates and inspires our communities toward justice, diversity, and equality as we strive for peace and create our web of mutuality.”
In observance of the 2019 United Nation’s Climate Justice for Peace Day, the 100-voice choir will perform Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia [Earth Mass]. The Missa Gaia is a contemporary work that is derived from a traditional religious form meant 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, soloists and a small ensemble of instrumentalists. Textured throughout in this lyrical environmental liturgy are rhythms from Africa, Brazil and the American gospel tradition. Dancers from the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will dance selected movements.