In 2017, Ms. Bornstein moved on to become Music Director of a large Universalist church in Arlington, VA.
Steve Weston took the reins as Artistic Director, bringing with him a background rich background as a music educator, professional flautist and professional chorister, singing with the New Mexico Singers, Showcase Chamber Ensemble, Las Vegas Chamber Singers, Divisi and Vox Nova Chamber Choir, as well as directing middle school choral programs with 100 plus singers, high school choral programs with 200 plus singers and the Bangor Area Children’s Choir.
As an educator, Mr. Weston brought the joy of singing, choral singing, and musicianship to children ages 8 through 18, young adults studying music and adults seeking to further their involvement in musical endeavors. His personal enjoyment of choral music becomes a catalyst of achievement and passion for those that sing under him. He remains passionate about safe, correct singing that leads to a lifelong enjoyment.
Founded on the belief that everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard, and that powerful things happen when we sing together in community, MCC is a multi-generational non-auditioned chorus offering a supportive environment for anyone who wants to sing. Performing music of hope, healing, transformation and peace from all over the world, singers are given a place to find voice for themselves and give voice to some of the issues of our time. In 2013, MCC expanded to include a fifty-voice auditioned adult chorale.
MCC provides musical education opportunities and small group offerings to further support its mission. In addition, MCC has served as a model for other nascent community choral programs around the country.
Now in its 20th semester, the MCC has performed a wide body of work across the un-auditioned community chorus and auditioned chorale. Our numbers have been as high as 160, creating a glorious noise that truly raised the roof. We continue our work of identifying and partnering with other organizations that believe in helping our community through their own work.
When we sing, we change who we are. When we change who we are, we change the world.