Gallery of Song

MCS Chorus’ in-school program ‘Gallery of Song: Spirit of the Land’ is an interactive presentation of Canadian music, poetry, and visual art for elementary students, developed by Artistic Director Mervin William Fick.  Central to MCS Chorus’ community outreach commitment, the program is offered at no cost to schools in the Peel District School Board.

MCS presents live interactive presentations of ‘The Gallery of Song: Spirit of the Land’ to schools in the Peel District Board. These include narration, choral performance and PowerPoint support.

The ‘Gallery of Song’ engages grades 4-5 students in discussions with the Artistic Director which develop into an open dialogue on creativity and inspiration and the appreciation of Canadian music, art and literature. The presentation provides the teachers a springboard for deeper exploration into studying Canadian art and music.

What the Teachers Say

Your presentation gave our students a fully integrated experience of Art in its many forms. Mervin Fick was a brilliant communicator, in his ability to connect with our students and engage them with questions that really made them think about the whole artistic process.
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-04-25T16:58:58-04:00
Your presentation gave our students a fully integrated experience of Art in its many forms. Mervin Fick was a brilliant communicator, in his ability to connect with our students and engage them with questions that really made them think about the whole artistic process.
The suggestions for classroom teachers really helped prepare the students for the experience.
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-04-25T16:59:41-04:00
The suggestions for classroom teachers really helped prepare the students for the experience.
The students were blown away by the impact of the paintings coming to life through live performance. It was one of the most effective and inspiring performing arts presentations we have had.”
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-04-25T17:00:07-04:00
The students were blown away by the impact of the paintings coming to life through live performance. It was one of the most effective and inspiring performing arts presentations we have had.”
Thanks to your hard work, our children have enjoyed their integrated arts experience of writing poetry, sketching, and learning new music in response to visual art media.
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-06-10T14:44:50-04:00
Thanks to your hard work, our children have enjoyed their integrated arts experience of writing poetry, sketching, and learning new music in response to visual art media.
The surround-sound experience of your beautiful singers encircling our students and bathing them in harmonics will not soon be forgotten by our students.
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-06-10T14:45:44-04:00
The surround-sound experience of your beautiful singers encircling our students and bathing them in harmonics will not soon be forgotten by our students.
I love how you challenged the students to view art and respond with their own thoughts . . . regardless of whether they 'liked' or 'did not like' the art they were viewing.
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-06-10T14:46:48-04:00
I love how you challenged the students to view art and respond with their own thoughts . . . regardless of whether they 'liked' or 'did not like' the art they were viewing.
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Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)

What the Students Say

I loved how all their voices blended together. They sounded magical.
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-04-25T17:17:07-04:00
I loved how all their voices blended together. They sounded magical.
I liked how you showed us that you can turn a painting into a song.

 
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-04-25T17:17:52-04:00
I liked how you showed us that you can turn a painting into a song.  
Thanks for telling us that creativity is part of  everything we  do.

 
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-04-25T17:18:18-04:00
Thanks for telling us that creativity is part of  everything we  do.  
I learned that solving problems is creative and Art is all around you.
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-04-25T17:18:46-04:00
I learned that solving problems is creative and Art is all around you.
I really believe what you said about how we have to stretch our minds.
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-06-10T14:38:32-04:00
I really believe what you said about how we have to stretch our minds.
I liked how Mr. Fick asked us about the painting before they sang.
Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)
2021-06-10T14:39:06-04:00
I liked how Mr. Fick asked us about the painting before they sang.
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Mississauga Chamber Singers (formerly MCSChorus)

The letters below were received following our performance for the Grade 3 students at Mentor College.

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