Can I join the choir?
If you love to sing, we would love to have you sing with MFYC! We run intakes twice a year: the last 2 weeks of August and the first two weeks of January. These generally happen on the first Wednesday after Labour Day, and the first Wednesday after New Year’s Day. Please check our website and FB page on updates for the next intake session or find out more by filling up the form, so we can provide you with the necessary information to join the choir.
Will I have to audition?
No, if you want to sing you are welcome to join us. MFYC is a true community choir and there are no auditions only a voice assessment with our Artistic Team that will help us to know each singer in order to place him/her in the appropriate Choir level.
Who sings in MFYC?
MFYC membership is open to anyone between 7 and 19 years old. Members have resided in Mississauga, Etobicoke, Oakville and Brampton.
When and where do you rehearse?
Generally, rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from September to May. The first rehearsal of the season usually takes place on the second Wednesday in September. There is a break over the December holidays and during March Break. Rehearsals take place at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre, 1389 Cawthra Road, just south of the Queen Elizabeth Way.
- Capriccio: (Age: 7-10) Rehearsal from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Ostinato (Age: 10-13) Rehearsal from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
- Cadenza (High school) Rehearsal from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
- Chamber Choir (High school) Rehearsal from 8:30pm to 9:00pm
What are some of the activities for the season?
- Two annual choir concerts
- Choir Professional Development Workshops
- Annual Choir Camp
- Chamber Choir Retreat
- Musical collaborations with various guests
Do I need a uniform?
Yes, only for performances. You will need to buy ($50.00) MFYC’s Red shirt that is part of performance attire. Choir members must wear formal black pants, black socks and black shoes. A document describing full attire requirements is provided to members.
Both women and men are given as a loan a black folder to hold their music for all performances.
Will singing in the choir help me with my volunteer hours?
Yes! Students in high school must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. MFYC will give you a letter certifying the hours you sang with us!
What is the membership fee?
The membership fee is currently $425.00 for the full season (September to May), or $265.00 for a partial season (September to December or January to May). See Fee Schedule for more information. Membership fees are reviewed and determined by the choir’s Board of Directors.
Remember you will be eligible for the Children’s Activity Tax Credit.
Do I have to pay for music?
Choristers are provided with sheet music for the season and upcoming concerts. All sheet music is on loan and remains the property of MFYC. If any sheet is lost or damaged, then a $10.00 fee is applicable.
Are membership fee subsidies available?
Small membership subsidies are available in cases of demonstrated need.
Yes, all choir member and/or parents are required to:
- Volunteer for at least 15 hours per season
- Participate in fundraiser activities and meet the goal of at least $100.00
- Participate in MFYC’s annual general meeting at the beginning of the season
Buy-out fees available for those who cannot commit.