History of MCC
The Mississauga Children’s Choir was established in 1980 by community leaders who felt there was a strong need for a community choir so the youth of Mississauga could share in the joys of choral singing. The MCC represents the communities in which it serves and strives to foster inclusivity and diversity. Early successes included winning the "Best Stage Performance" trophy at the 1984 Mississauga Rainbow Festival. In striving for excellence the Choir has always participated in regional festivals and competitions such as the Peel Music Festival, Kiwanis and Ontario Vocal Festivals and has also competed at the Provincial and National levels. In 2005, the MCC was awarded the Mississauga Arts Council's Established Performing Arts Award in recognition of its achievement, honour and excellence. In 2010 the Choir was awarded first place by the ACCC at the national competition for amateur choirs, Children's Category.
The Mississauga Children’s Choir held its first Mississauga Choral Festival in 2004 with five choirs from Ontario and Alberta participating under the direction of guest conductor Simon Carrington. Since then, attendance at the festival has grown and MCC hosts the Mississauga Choral Festival every other year. Many talented guess conductors have attended the festival such as James Litton, Stephen Hatfield, Bob Chilcott, Jennifer Moir, Sanna Valvanne and Henry Leck.