"Despite a small budget, the MCC gives a variety of concert experiences." -Recent feedback from a grant committee.
"The gift of music touches people on every level - intellectual, emotional and spiritual.Our continued support of this, MCC, and other organizations is a gift to our communities and ourselves. Please join me in applauding this wonderful group." - Jill F.
"...You and everyone on that stage should feel very proud of the gift they gave to their audience....Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon of such wonderful music." - Rosanne M.
"Such a leading group in choral music in MN - always going forward." - Sue & Roger T.
We are a community choir with deep roots in central Minnesota. Since our founding in 1973, we have been striving to bring the enjoyment of choral music to the area.
We foster community and provide value to the residents of central Minnesota by encouraging collaborations with other arts organizations. Past collaborators include:
We also strive to foster a lifelong love of choral music by providing educational experiences and collaborations with elementary, middle school, and high school singers. We recently purchased seated risers and hope to purchase chairs in the near future so we can continue to be accessible to all who wish to sing.
We believe that a community without arts is missing its heart and soul, and such a community will have difficulty in economic development and growth.
Your donation allows us to purchase music, perform in a wide variety of venues around the area, and cover administrative and programmatic costs without requesting dues from our singers. Because of the generosity of donors, we are able to keep ticket prices at an affordable level for central Minnesota residents. We often provide free or reduced price tickets for children, students, and seniors.
Ten dollars is the approximate amount we spend to purchase the music for one singer for one concert. We don't use illegal copies and we try to support Minnesota composers and musicians when we can!
Additional funding can help with things like providing free tickets to under served populations, offsetting transportation costs to extend our concerts to outlying rural communities, helping us develop programs in partnership with other local groups or schools, commissioning pieces by Minnesota composers and hiring professional local musicians to perform with us for the works of masters like Mozart and Handel.
We love to share our music with you, and we are grateful you have chosen to share with us today! Thank you so much!