Ode to earth

Singer, songwriter and activist Paul Baker Hernandez, based in Nicaragua, has written new lyrics to Beethoven's Freude schöner Götterfunken to highlight the urgency of our environmental crisis. His Ode to earth was performed by an impromptu choir at the United Church Bradford on Avon on 29 February as part of an event organised by the local Fairtrade Group. For me, it was an opportunity to bring my video camera and digital sound recorder back into action. A 2-minute video of the performance is now available to watch.

This page was last updated on 7 March 2020