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Performances

First

May 11, 2024 | 3 pm
Christ First United Church

Experience the power of unity as our choirs bring to life the diverse heritage of different Indigenous musics, reflecting the deep cultural connections that are the basis of our community. We welcome back The Port Credit Secondary School Chamber Strings Ensemble as our guest artists.

PCSS Chamber Strings

MAY GUEST ARTIST

The Port Credit Secondary School Chamber Strings  Ensemble comprises students of grades 9-12 in the Regional Strings Program. They perform at local, regional, and national competitions regularly, and most recently received Platinum Standing and Best-of-Class at the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival; Gold Standing at the Golden Horseshoe Music Festival; and, Gold Standing at MusicFest Canada’s The Nationals.

Roots

Roots

Feb 24, 2024 | 3 pm
Christ First United Church

Step into “Roots,” a celebration of the timeless legacy of Black choral composers and arrangers. From the haunting melodies of spirituals to the brilliance of jazz, MCC invites you on a captivating journey. For this event, MCC is proud to welcome the current City of Mississauga Poet Laureate, Ayomide Bayowa.

Ayomide Bayowa

FEBRUARY GUEST ARTIST

Ayomide Bayowa is a Nigerian-Canadian poet, filmmaker and student of Theatre Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. His poetry has been honoured by various prizes, including being short-listed for both the 2018 Eriata Oribabhor Poetry Prize (EOPP) and the 2019 Christopher Okigbo Interuniversity Poetry Prize, being a top-10 gold entrant of the 9th Open Eurasian Literary Festival, London, England, winning the first-place prize of the June/July 2021 edition of the bi-monthly Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC) and placing as a semi-finalist of the 2021 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
Tapestry

Tapestry

DEC 9, 2023 | 3 PM
ISLINGTON UNITED CHURCH

Immerse yourself in a heartwarming musical afternoon that will bring you on a journey through the cultures and heritages that define our home of Mississauga. MCC continues to share our concert space with artists in the community, and we welcome the Odin Quartet as our guest artists for this concert.
Odin Quartet

Odin Quartet

DECEMBER GUEST ARTIST

Passionate about chamber music, the Toronto-based Odin Quartet represents the diversity and the promise of youth in Canada. Named after the one-eyed Norse god, seeker of knowledge and holder of the wisdom of the world, the Odin Quartet explores the role of classical music in modern-day storytelling. The Odin Quartet has enjoyed multiple collaborations with the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra as its ensemble-in-residence since 2018; most recently, the quartet premiered a new piece for string quartet and symphony orchestra by Samuel Bisson, under the baton of Maestro Ron Royer.

Beginnings

Beginnings

OCT 28, 2023 | 3 PM
CHRIST FIRST UNITED CHURCH

A concert where music forges connections that celebrate the bonds between our community and home. Through song and spoken word with guest artist Lisa Shen, we will take you on a journey that resonates with the melodies of our lives and our homestead of Mississauga.

Lisa Shen

OCTOBER GUEST ARTIST

Lisa Shen is a writer and spoken word artist, and the 2023-2025 Youth Poet Laureate of the City of Mississauga. Her work centers on feminism and girlhood, with secondary focuses on Chinese-Canadianism, disability, and queer identity. Lisa placed second in the country at the 2023 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam. She is the winner of the 2021 Mississauga Poetry Slam, the 2022 Ink Movement Slam, and the May 2020 Open Drawer Poetry Contest. She is also a TEDxMcMasterU Speaker. She has performed at venues across North America, from California to Toronto. Her work has been featured on CBC Radio, Rattle, and Voicemail Poems.