It is never too late to discover a love of singing. There are choir groups out there for people of any age or ability. If you or someone you know are looking to join choir groups in Mississauga, but do not want to research and compare the options, this will be a useful resource for you.

“I don’t sing because I’m Happy;

I am happy because I sing”

– William James, American philosopher

CHORALE MOSAIC

  • VISION/MANDATE: “Artistic Director David Ambrose had a singular vision: to bring a brand new choral music festival unlike any other to Mississauga. David created Choral Mosaic to gather choral music lovers of all abilities from around the world to share unprecedented opportunities to explore the wonder of choral music. And to learn and perform together with headlining musicians!”
  • WHO: For all abilities (casual)
  • WHEN: Not disclosed on the website
  • FEES: Not disclosed on the website
  • IS IT A REGISTERED CHARITY: Yes

MCS CHORUS


  • VISION/MANDATE: “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, inspire and engage our audiences, motivating their loyalty and generosity.”
  • WHO: Adults
  • WHEN: Tuesdays at 7:15PM – 10:00PM
  • FEES: Membership fee $250
  • IS IT A REGISTERED CHARITY: Yes

Mississauga Children’s Choir

  • VISION/MANDATE: “The Mississauga Children’s Choir provides children with a life-enhancing opportunity to experience the challenge, joy and cultural benefits of choral singing of the highest calibre.”
  • WHO: Four Age Categories: Cantiamo (Kindergarten-Grade 1), Training Choir (6-8), Junior Choir (9-13, audition), and Senior Choir (13+, audition)
  • WHEN: Weekly rehearsals, September to June
  • FEES: Not disclosed on the website
  • IS IT A REGISTERED CHARITY: Yes

MISSISSAUGA FESTIVAL CHOIR

  • VISION/MANDATE: “Mississauga Festival Choir is a community choir that enriches lives through music by way of performance, education and outreach – while valuing excellence in choral music performance, education, spirit: celebration, joy and pleasure, and community engagement.”
  • WHO: Four Categories: Mississauga Festival Choir (casual), Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir (audition), Resonance (15-28), and Raising Voices (for individuals with dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease)
  • WHEN: Mondays at 7:30PM – 9:00PM, September to May
  • FEES: Membership fee $140 per half-season
  • IS IT A REGISTERED CHARITY: Yes

MISSISSAUGA FESTIVAL YOUTH CHOIR

  • VISION/MANDATE: “MFYC offers an inclusive, performance-based music education program with a strong multicultural focus. We strive to create a positive musical experience for all children.”
  • WHO: Three Age Categories: Capriccio (7-10), Ostinato (10-13), and Cadenza (13+)
  • WHEN: Wednesdays at 6:30PM – 7:15PM, September to May
  • FEES: Membership fee: $475 (full season, September to May) or $265 (partial season, September to December or January to May)
  • IS IT A REGISTERED CHARITY: Yes

MISSISSAUGA SUMMER CHORALE

  • VISION/MANDATE: “Founded in 2015, the Mississauga Summer Chorale unites young folks from the Mississauga area with a passion for choral excellence every year during the months of May through August. Reuniting old friends and creating new ones, the Mississauga Summer Chorale focuses on delivering engaging, thought-provoking and musically sincere presentations of mostly contemporary works.”
  • WHO: The Sehnsucht and Frission are both for all ages
  • WHEN: Wednesdays at 7:30PM – 9:00PM, May to August
  • FEES: Fixed $50 registration fee
  • IS IT A REGISTERED CHARITY: No

MUSIKA CHILDREN’S CHORUS

  • VISION/MANDATE: “Musika Children’s Chorus is a non-profit organization primarily dedicated to providing children and youth in Mississauga and surroundings exceptional music choral education and performing arts while stimulating and fostering pride in their cultural heritage.”
  • WHO: Ages 7-17
  • WHEN: Sundays: Training Group (2:30 PM – 3:30PM), Performance Group (3:30PM – 4:30PM), and Youth Group (4:30PM – 5:30PM)
  • FEES: Not disclosed on the website
  • IS IT A REGISTERED CHARITY: Yes

ONTARIO MALE CHOIR

  • VISION/MANDATE: “To foster and promote the art of male choral singing. stretch singers’ abilities, providing an opportunity for learning and growth in both youth and adults. To provide performance opportunities for younger singers’ beginning careers. To enhance the foundations singers take with them wherever they sing.”
  • WHO: Men of all ages (casual)
  • WHEN: Saturday at 9:00AM – 12:00PM
  • FEES: Reduced membership fee $150
  • IS IT A REGISTERED CHARITY: No

PHILIPPINE CHORALE SOCIETY OF MISSISSAUGA

  • Non-profit volunteer organization for enjoyment and promotion of Filipino choral music

THE AMBIANCE SINGERS

  • VISION/MANDATE: “The Ambiance Singers is a group of twenty women of all ages who love to learn and to sing a wide variety of popular music.”
  • WHO: Women of all ages (casual)
  • WHEN: September to June
  • FEES: Monthly membership fee
  • IS IT A REGISTERED CHARITY: Yes

There are also choir groups specific to individual churches. For more information on if your local church has a choir, visit their personal website. This list does not include companies that promote vocal/singing lessons, only choir groups. For more information on any of the companies listed in this article, click on their name, and a link will send you to their website.

For more information on the arts and culture in Mississauga visit https://culture.mississauga.ca/

Credit and thanks for the featured image to David Beale.

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