Join the community of St. Michael's Episcopal Church on Sunday at 10:15 a.m. for the Feast of St. Francis, and the celebratory Missa Gaia of Paul Winter. The Missa Gaia brings together choirs, instruments, and the voices of wolf, whale, and loon, and will be directed by Susan Dedell, with special guests Steve Rice, percussion; Don Baldini, bass; and Bruce Diehl, soprano sax. The music will be the central element for this unique and joyful service, and everyone is welcome.

The Missa Gaia was premiered in 1980 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where it has become a yearly event that is attended by over 5,000 people. Director Susan Dedell undertook the work with the Brattleboro Concert Choir in 2013, and has fielded requests ever since for a repeat. For further information about this event, please contact 802-254-6048. St. Michael's Episcopal Church is located at the corner of Bradley Avenue and Putney Road, and is fully accessible.