Led by Artistic Director, Mervin William Fick, Mississauga Chamber Singers is committed to the classical choral repertoire, strong community engagement and vital educational programming. Founded in 1975 as a large (80 voice) oratorio society, the choir evolved to its current musical ensemble as a chamber choir of approximately 30 auditioned singers.
Mississauga Chamber Singers offers a diversified season of extensive community engagement events, multi-generational musical education programming and ticketed concerts. This wide range of programming compliments other music organizations, offering additional options for audience engagement within the city.
2009 - Engaged Artistic Director, Mervin Fick, bringing fresh vision inspiring renewal and artistic growth with the transition from a large (80 voice) oratorio society to a chamber choir of 35-40 auditioned singers.
2010 – Launched the ‘Gallery of Song’ in-school presentations, introducing grade 3-5 students to live interactive presentations
2017 - Expanded commitment to Seniors' programming beyond 2 ‘Seasonal Performances’ with introduction of the ‘Canada Is’ presentation, including narrative and music celebrating Canada
2019 – Travelled to Ontario's Norfolk County, presenting 4 ‘Gallery of Song’ sessions and performing with local community choir
2019 – Introduced choral theatre elements to Seasonal Programming, combining classical choral repertoire with narrative enhanced by theatrical production values of lighting, costuming and movement
2020 (January)– Introduced the first weekly group study in rhythmic training and sight-singing to raise the ensemble’s overall musicality to a higher standard
P.O.Box 59505 321 Lakeshore Road West Mississauga, ON, Canada, L5H 1G9
Why You Should Join
Are you looking for an excellent choir that rehearses and performs in Mississauga and participates in local community events? Are you an enthusiastic singer looking to enhance your vocal skills and knowledge of music? Would you like to share the joy of classical music with a group of like-minded singers? Then MCS Chorus is for you!
MCS' Artistic Director, Mervin Fick, is dedicated to singers’ development and has inspired the choristers to strive to achieve higher levels of choral excellence. His rehearsal techniques allow choristers to work in a safe, inclusive learning environment. Informative and instructional rehearsals include integrated theory, history, vocal and period performance techniques. Mervin, in partnership with professional section leads, encourages discussion, offering solutions and strategies on vocal and ensemble development and musical interpretation.
Additional Info for Choristers
We are an auditioned chamber choir, performing a wide variety of choral music, with an emphasis on classical repertoire. We meet Tuesday evenings, 7:15-10:00pm at St. Andrew’s Memorial Presbyterian Church, 24 Stavebank Road North, Mississauga, beginning the first Tuesday after Labour Day, and continuing through to the end of May.
During the unprecedented time of Covid-19, the dynamic and charismatic Artistic Director Mervin Fick is leading MCS’ first ever ‘Choir School’ which includes Basic, Intermediate and Advanced study groups. Choristers study Rhythms, Intervals, Sight-Singing and Musicality under the direction of three professional instructors. The skills learned will strengthen the full choral ensemble in live performances once the Covid restrictions are eased and lifted.
To be a community based auditioned chamber choir presenting excellent performances encompassing a wide range of the classical choral repertoire.
To preserve the classic choral art form, and introduce this music to new and diverse audiences.
To nurture a culture of learning, furthering the education and appreciation of this musical art-form.
To develop and strengthen community relationships within the communities of Mississauga through a shared celebration of the joy of singing.
To engage emerging artists and foster the choral art form in next generation performers and audiences.
To delight and engage our audiences, inspiring their loyalty and generosity.
MCS Chorus strives to be Mississauga’s premiere chamber choir, dedicated to promoting the appreciation of classical choral music.
MCS Chorus is a thriving, vibrant and integral member of the artistic community within the city of Mississauga.