Things look different this year due to Covid-19!
We are beginning our year online over zoom and will re-evaluate our plan after Thanksgiving.
When we are able to sing in person again, we will be moving to a larger space, to allow for proper distancing.
Leamington United Church
9 John St.
(Beside Leamington Library)
Contact to register or click the pink button.
Virtual Times are adjusted to be only 40 min in length. We will return to hour rehearsals once we're back in person.
6:30 - 7:10 PM - Choir (Grades K - 6)
7:30 - 8:10 PM - Senior Choir (Grades 7 and up)
Music Moves Kids choir was created in the fall of 2013, to give children in Leamington and Kingsville the opportunity to perform in a group, and learn about choral singing. With five VERY successful years of choir under our belt we are looking forward to the next season, and busy choosing our repertoire.
MMK choir in its first year (2013/14) had many wonderful performance opportunities with some of the highlights including Leamington Farmer's Market, Pelee Island Winery Harvest Festival, Cogeco T.V, joint concerts with the County Classic Chorale as well as the opportunity to open the show AND sing with The Tenors.
In our second year (2014/15), we were invited to sing in the Canadian premiere of a Czech National Opera, Jakobin, in Toronto with Opera By Request. Following a successful performance, we were invited back to perform as the chorus of Cherubim in Boito's Mefistofeles. Locally, the MMK Choir joined the Windsor Community Choir for their 40th Anniversary concert in Windsor, and local musicians at UMEI for a successful fundraiser for SPEQTRA. A huge congratulations to the performers who joined The Tenors on stage at Caesar's Windsor for an audience of 5000 for the PBS special taping that aired June 2015.
To start off our third year (2015/16) MMK continued their operatic journey reprising their role as a chorus of Cherubim in Mefistofeles with Toronto's Opera by Request and then as shepherd's in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Abridged Opera. Starting off 2016 with a bang, the Music Moves Kids appeared as the chorus of children in Puccini's La Boheme, onstage at the Capitol Theatre with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. In the spring they won their second consecutive year in their category at the Windsor Kiwanis Festival. In August 2016 Music Moves Kids travelled to Edinburgh, Scotland to bring the children's opera, Brundibár, to life at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Music Moves Kids were busy in our fourth year (2016/17), asked back to the Capitol Theatre to join the Windsor Symphony Orchestra for their Christmas Pops concerts in December. We performed as the chorus of "Gingerbread Children" in Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, a lot - with Opera by Request in Toronto, 4th Wall Music, Abridged Opera in Windsor, Kingsville Folk Fest, and Leamington Sip and Savour Festival. MMK made another debut in the spring of 2017 with Opera Niagara performing the children's chorus in La Boheme and the chorus of orphans and children in Der Rosenkavalier with Opera by Request in Toronto.
Last season (2017/18) we performed for the Fiestas Patrias in Leamington, the Lighting Ceremony at Lakeside Park in Kinsgville, sang O Canada for a Lancer's Basketball game and returned to the Capitol once again for the WSO's season launch concert featuring Beethoven's 9th Symphony, for the Christmas Holiday Pops and for the Celebration of Point Pelee's Birthday and Canada Day in Leamington. We performed with 4th Wall Music for their Food and Music concert in early 2018 followed by the orphans in Der Rosenkavalier with Abridged Opera and the chorus of cherubim in Mefistofele with Opera Niagara. In May, we made our CARNEGIE HALL debut in New York City performing John Rutter's Mass of the Children, conducted by John Rutter, himself. In July members of Music Moves Kids performed in an original musical theatre composition by MMK member Elise Holbrooke (Age 12 when she composed it, now 13) at the Windsor Walkerville Fringe Festival, called RED: The Untold Story of the Queen of Hearts.
Our sixth season (2018/19) begins with a return to the Fiestas Patrias celebration performing "O Canada," continues with a debut for Kingsville Culture Days, followed by a debut in concert with the Windsor Barbershop Organization. For Christmas, we will reprise the chorus of shepherds in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Abridged Opera. The new year holds many exciting performance opportunities including a children's opera and a recording.... Stay tuned for updated performance details.
MMK onstage at the Capitol with the WSO 2017.
MMK singing for the opening ceremonies of Folk Fest 2017.
Backstage at Carnegie Hall
Getting ready to perform onstage with John Rutter.
ONSTAGE at Carnegie Hall
Wow it was beautiful! May, 2018. New York, New York!
Lakeside Park, Kingsville
Performing for the Holiday Lighting of Lakeside Park, 2017.
Outside the Capitol (WSO)
Before rehearsal for "Ode to Canada" with the Windsor Symphony, 2017.
Hansel and Gretel
Performing at Sip and Savour Festival, 2017.