It’s Not Too Late is an interactive, multimedia experience that delivers a potent blend of science, activism, and art – a microcosm of the coalition converging to change course at this dramatic moment in planetary history. This event includes a screening of Geoffrey Hudson’s A Passion for the Planet, a stunning eco-oratorio with director’s-cut style annotations by Hudson and climate scientist Michael E. Mann, preceded by a panel discussion with leaders in climate activism including Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas and Mann.
Geoffrey Hudson’s choral-orchestral work, A Passion for the Planet, is an hour-long oratorio on the subject of planetary crisis. Blending scientific prose, poetry, and sacred texts from many faiths, the libretto traces an arc from beauty and gratitude into darkness and out again into hope.
A Passion for the Planet is scored for a chorus of mixed voices, children’s chorus, soprano and baritone soloists, and instrumental ensemble. There are eleven movements; in the finale, performers and audience members join together to sing a simple chorale tune.
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The show begins with composer Geoffrey Hudson teaching the audience to sing a simple tune. Then follows the broadcast of A Passion for a Planet with director’s-cut-style annotations by Hudson and climate scientist Michael E. Mann, which include graphs, backstory, and musical examples. The eco-oratorio ends with audience members and performers joining to sing the tune learned at the top of the program, providing a sense of unity and underscoring the message that we all have parts to play in this campaign to save our planet. As vital participants in the work to be done, viewers can engage in real-time with the panelists via chat and join the performers to sing the final chorale.
Suggested: $15.00 USD
Join A Passion for the Planet composer Geoffrey Hudson, climate scientist Michael E. Mann, activist Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, and others as they discuss the climate emergency and explore just solutions. There is a lot of work to be done, and we are capable of doing it. There is still time to create a better future. And that work is underway all around us. What gives you hope?
Suggested: $10.00 USD
The event bundle includes tickets to both the conversation and the live screening of Geoffrey Hudson’s A Passion for the Planet, a stunning eco-oratorio with director’s-cut style annotations by Hudson and climate scientist Michael E. Mann.
Suggested: $25.00 USD