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 first Wednesday in June, and the first two Wednesdays in September. 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 6 and 17 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, Mississauga, L5G 4L1.
What are some of the activities for the season?
- Two annual choir concerts
- Choir Professional Development Workshops
- Choir retreats
- Community performances
- Musical collaborations with various guests
Do I need a uniform?
Yes, only for performances. Choristers will receive a shirt on loan to wear for performances which must be returned at the end of the season or upon departure. Choir members must supply and wear their own formal black pants, black socks and black shoes.
Both girls and boys 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 spend doing extra volunteer activities such as singing at a senior’s residence, or participating in marketing events for the choir such as the Bread & Honey festival.
What is the membership fee?
The membership fee is currently $450.00 for the full season (September to May). You may pay in 3 instalments of $150 (Sept/Jan/March). Fees may be paid via Paypal or cheque. Membership fees are reviewed and determined by the choir’s Board of Directors.
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.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to apply.
Are there any other requirements?
Yes, all choir member and/or parents are required to:
- Volunteer the specified hours/events per season as per the Chorister Handbook
- 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.