Sing with MCS
The rush of excitement you get when you hear everyone come together in harmony, the high you feel after you’ve left rehearsal or the sense of belonging you feel when you are at rehearsal with a group of supportive people you are able to call your friends – all familiar feelings to anyone who has experienced the joy of singing in a choir.
If you are looking for an excellent choir that rehearses and performs in Mississauga, and would like to share the joy of classical music with a group of like-minded singers, the Mississauga Chamber Singers may be the place for you.
MCS is an auditioned choir, performing a wide variety of choral music, with an emphasis on classical repertoire. We invite enthusiastic singers, aged 18 and older, who share the joy of classical music to join us.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are auditions held?
Interested singers are invited to audition in September and January. However, experienced singers may be able to join the choir at other times.
Do I need to have previous experience?
Yes, the Mississauga Chamber Singers repertoire is challenging. Choristers with previous classical choral experience are preferred.
Do I need to be able to read music?
Will I receive vocal/musical training with Mississauga Chamber Singers?
Yes. Mississauga Chamber Singers’ 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.
When and where does MCS rehearse?
Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings, 7:15pm-10:00 September through May at St Andrew’s Memorial Presbyterian Church, 24 Stavebank Road, Mississauga. Dress rehearsals are usually held the Friday prior to concerts. Additional rehearsals and/or workshops may be added throughout the season.
Are there membership fees?
Membership dues for the season are $250.00, payable in two installments – $150. in September, $100. in February.
Is there a dress code?
The dress code for ticketed performances is:
Women: MCS Concert Dress (purchased by the chorister – approximate cost US$57.00 + shipping/handling)
Men: Tuxedo, black bow tie.
Can I sit in on a rehearsal before auditioning?
Contact us to make arrangements to observe a rehearsal.
Are there COVID protocols that must be followed?
Yes, we require that all members be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the Province of Ontario.
How do I apply for an audition?
Complete and submit the online application form. You will be contacted to arrange a date and time.
Thank you for your interest in joining Mississauga Chamber Singers.