Sing and pray for the earth! Participate in this gorgeous, global event at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, this Sunday, 18 November 2012. 3pm start. All welcome.The Good Earth Singers is an organization dedicated to building community through song. Its latest global campaign is One Earth. One Voice. The campaign, led by classical singer Shyla Nelson, will rally 15 million people worldwide to learn and sing a Nigerian song, “Ise Oluwa,” for an unprecedented global event on 21 December 2012 to celebrate and heal the earth.
Meet Shyla and learn about her extraordinary, courageous journey when she joins Rev. Dr. Stephanie Dowrick’s special interfaith service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 18 November in the Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney, with representatives of many of Sydney’s leading community choirs. At the end of the service, concluding with Shyla’s testimony and community singing, Shyla and the congregation will walk to the Royal Botanic Gardens to sing “Ise Oluwa,” ahead of the global moment of song on 21 December 2012.
Sydney is just one stop on Shyla’s 99-day journey. Through her travels, she has generated support of One Earth. One Voice in more than 35 countries, and among world-renowned musicians, scientists, environmentalists and world leaders. “One Earth. One Voice is an accumulation of hard work and a genuine belief that the power of the human voice is a catalyst for healing humanity’s relationship with the earth,” Shyla Nelson says. “The unifying power of song will be a rallying call to action in response to crises and violence across the globe that threatens our lives.”
The Sydney event at Pitt Street Uniting Church, with Shyla Nelson, hosted by Dr Stephanie Dowrick and Elizabeth Lecoanet, Director of Sydney Sings, is open to all.
The December event will be broadcast online at oneearth-onevoice.org. To follow Nelson’s journey visit the One Earth. One Voice. website at oneearth-onevoice.org and The Global Earth Singers Facebook page.
About Shyla Nelson
Shyla Nelson is an internationally-renowned classical singer and voice trainer. She founded The Good Earth Singers in 2009 to empower communities and take positive action to improve the local and global environment. As a solo artist, Nelson has been acclaimed as a soprano of “consummate artistry and vocal grace” whose concert and operatic appearances have delighted audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has also collaborated with multiple Grammy Award-winning musicians Paul Winter Consort.
About The Good Earth Singers
The Good Earth Singers is an organization dedicated to building local community through song. Its mission is to develop and support the songful celebration of our common humanity and our deep, devotional connection to the earth. GES helps anyone, regardless of experience and background, learn how to offer his or her voice in service and celebration of this loving earth on which we live. To learn more and join the global One Earth. One Voice. choir, visit www.oneearth-onevoice.org.
Anyone can add their voice to the global event and learn the Nigerian song, “Ise Oluwa” on Dec. 21, 2012 by downloading the free smartphone app, “Sing!”.