The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut is a community choir comprised of amateur and professional musicians. Through developing and performing repertoire from all musical periods and genres, the choir strives to develop and promote an appreciation of choral music. Further, it strives to educate its members and the general public in the musical arts, to nurture emerging artists, and to attract people of diverse backgrounds both as choral singers and audience members.
MCC was founded in 1984 by alumni of the Fairfield University Chamber Singers who wished to continue their musical association with Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell. Under Dr. Maxwell’s leadership, the Choir has performed a wide range of repertoire in New England, New York, and many European capitals. The Choir’s renditions of the world’s greatest choral masterpieces have earned it a reputation as one of the leading vocal ensembles of the region. Its diverse programming reflects an extensive repertoire from all periods and genres—from classical to contemporary and from opera to theater, film, and pop. The MCC embraces a mission of developing and promoting the choral arts—a mission that begins with the training of its own members and reaches out to the entire community of Fairfield County