Missa Gaia (Earth Mass) features the Sanctuary Choir, Singing for Life, Youth Chorale, and Children’s Choir, along with jazz musicians, a haunting audio soundtrack of animal-song, and a dazzling video that will be projected above the choir.
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, 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 video, the brainchild of church members Tim Starn and Carolyn Gerrish, includes dozens of images captured by members of the Sanctuary Choir during several of its mission tours abroad.
Tickets: $20 for adults; $5 for students and may be purchased at www.bmpc.org. StephanieSpeakman@bmpc.org.