Mervin William Fick
MUS. BAC., A.R.C.T. C.R.C.C.O.
Our Artistic Director, Mervin William Fick, has been transforming choirs, inspiring individuals and raising performance levels of community, church and professional choirs for over 35 years., He is the founding director of the Toronto Beach Chorale, the Artistic Director of the MCS Chorus of Mississauga, and conductor of the PCS Singers of Brampton and the National Award winning Esprit Chamber Choir.
In 2008, Mervin formed the Seven Rivers Chorus of Canada to fulfill his dream of showcasing Canadian choral music Seven Rivers Chorus of Canada to showcase Canadian choral music in touring performances outside the country. He has led several successful musical tours in Europe. In its inaugural year, the choir went on a successful tour of Germany, with performances in Rengsdorf, Limburg Cathedral, Mainz Dom, Gräfenberg, and the Freiburg Münster Cathedral. In 2010, this choir toured Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria, performing in Dresden, Prague, and Vienna, and participating in the Cantus Salzburgensis Music Festival in Salzburg, including a multi-choir performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass (C Major) in the Salzburg Dom.
He was featured in a television broadcast “God’s Greatest Hits” on VisionTV in May 2012, discussing the cultural impact of Handel’s Messiah, the passion it ignites in singers and the authenticity this brings to a performance. He also enjoys the challenge of conducting new and innovative choral commissions; in 2009 Mervin conducted the Mississauga Choral Society in the world premiere of jazz musician David Mott’s Creation at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre which was recorded live by CBC Radio2.
Mervin maintains a busy vocal studio, and is in demand as clinician and vocal coach. A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music (MUS BAC), he has diplomas in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as a Colleague diploma and a Certificate in Service Playing from the Royal Canadian College of Organists.