History of the Choir

Agnus Dei Choir was founded in 2002 at the Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish Church in Mississauga, Ontario. Under the direction of Maria Lesniak, Agnus Dei Choir performed and specialized in religious music and enhanced Sunday masses and special holiday services. The choir has sung a broad variety of compositions, from very old masterpieces to very modern songs in the Polish, Latin, and English languages.

Agnus Dei’s first departure from performing religious songs was at their SPRING RHAPSODY Concert in June 2011. Also, the choir performed in a special concert in St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in April 2009 called “JESUS I TRUST IN YOU” POP ORATORIUM composed by Wojtek Bochenek.

Other Agnus Dei past performances since 2002 can be seen below:

May 26, 2013
2nd Annual Rosary Sunday
The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Marylake
King City, ON.

May 12, 2013
Agnus Dei Choir's 10th Anniversary Concert
St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Mississauga, ON. 

May 3, 2013
Vivat Polonia Concert
sponsored by The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland
MacMillan Theatre, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, ON.

January 27, 2013
Polish Christmas Carols/Koledy Concert
presented by Canadian Women’s Polish Heritage Fund
St. Teresa Church, Toronto, ON. 

January 6, 2013
God Is Born – Bóg Się Rodzi Christmas Concert,
Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Toronto, ON.

December 22, 2012
The Joy of Christmas Concert,
Churchill Place Retirement Residence, Oakville, ON.

December 21, 2012
The Joy of Christmas Concert,
The Kensington Rivera Retirement Residence, Oakville, ON.

June 3, 2012
Concert in Honour of Blessed Pope John Paul II,
"All Saints" Church, Toronto, ON.
 
April 15, 2012
Divine Mercy & Radio Maria Sunday Mass,
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Mississauga, ON.
 
January 15, 2012
Oh, On The Day of Birth – Hej, W Dzień Narodzenia, Christmas Concert,
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Mississauga, ON.
Note: Agnus Dei choir has organized, participated in and sponsored these concerts every year since 2002.
 
January 8, 2012
God Is Born – Bóg Się Rodzi Christmas Concert,
Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Toronto, ON.
 
June 19, 2011
Spring Rhapsody Concert,
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Mississauga, ON.
 
January 29, 2011
Christmas Carol Concert,
St. Teresa Roman Catholic Church, Toronto, ON.
 
January 9, 2011
Christmas Carol Concert
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Mississauga, ON.
 
December 11, 2010
“Ave Maria Concert”
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Mississauga, ON.
 
March 23, 2010
Agnus Dei performed as back-up artists for Ella Klis in her final recital for Academic Accreditation,
Humber College, Toronto, ON.
 
January 17, 2010
“Hej, W Dzień Narodzenie/ Hi, It’s Christmas”
Dom Polski Hall, Hamilton, ON.
 
January 2010
Concert – Canadian Women’s Polish Heritage Fund
presents: Christmas Carols/Kolędy,
John Paul II Cultural Centre, Mississauga, ON.
 
November 20, 2009
Knights of Columbus presents “ Voices for Christ”, Choir Singing Competition,
Christ the King Church Hall, Mississauga, ON.
Note: Agnus Dei Choir received 1st Runner-UP Award. 
 
Easter 2009
Our Lady Mother of Poland Church,
Scarborough, ON.
 
April 19, 2009
“Oratorium: "Jezu Ufam Tobie" = "Jesus I Trust in You”
performed in St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Mississauga, ON.
 
January 2009
Christmas Carol concert,
St. Teresa Roman Catholic Church, Toronto, ON.
 
Christmas 2008
Our Lady Mother of Poland Church,
Scarborough, ON.
 
Christmas 2008
Pro
motion and playing of our Christmas CD
by radio Polonia and KSM radio
 
Christmas and Easter 2008
Copernicus Lodge Retirement Home,
Toronto, ON
 
Christmas and Easter 2008
Wawel Villa, Retirement Residence,
Mississauga, ON.
 
November 14, 2008
Knights of Columbus presents “Voices for Christ”, Choir Singing Competition,
Christ the King Church Hall, Mississauga, ON.
Note:  Agnus Dei Choir received 1st Runner-UP Award. 
 
2008
St. Mark’s Church,
Toronto, ON
 
Spring 2008
Christ the King Church,
Toronto, ON.
 
2008
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Concert,
St. Catherines, Ontario
 
January 2008
Christmas Carol concert,
St. Teresa Roman Catholic Church, Etobicoke, ON.
 
Christmas and Easter 2007
Copernicus Lodge Retirement Home,
Toronto, ON
 
January 2007
Christmas Concert and Mass at Our Lady Mother of Poland Church,
Scarborough, ON.
 
November 16, 2007
Knights of Columbus presents “ Voices for Christ”, Choir Singing Competition,
Christ the King Church Hall, Mississauga, ON.
Note:  Agnus Dei Choir received 1st Runner-UP Award. 
 
2007
St. Mark’s Church,
Toronto, ON
 
May 23, 2007
Agnus Dei Choir performed in the “Polish Constitution Holiday” celebration
Polish Consulate in Toronto, ON.
 
Christmas and Easter 2007
Wawel Villa, Retirement Residence,
Mississauga, ON

January 5, 2007
Studio Forte Christmas Concert,
John Paul II Cultural Centre, Mississauga, ON
 
January 2007
International Christmas Carol Competition,
Brampton, ON.
Note:  Agnus Dei Choir received 1st Place Award
 
December 3, 2006
“In the Spirit of the Season Concert” in support of the Armed Forces Personnel,
Metropolitan United Church, sponsored by the Friends of Armed Forces Committee,
Toronto, ON
 
Christmas and Easter 2006
Copernicus Lodge Retirement Home,
Toronto, ON
 
November 17, 2006
Knights of Columbus presents “ Voices for Christ”, Choir Singing Competition,
Christ the King Church Hall, Mississauga, ON.
Note:  Agnus Dei Choir received 1st Runner-UP Award. 
 
Spring 2006
“Zaduszki Jazzowe - A Little Bit of Jazz” Concert,
Toronto, ON.
 
June 5, 2005
Canadian Polish Women’s Heritage Fund presents 9th Festival of Polish Choirs,
Oshawa, ON.
 
June 3, 2005
Concert for Tsunami Relief,
Bishop Marrocco Secondary School, Catholic Secondary School Auditorium,
Toronto, ON.
 
May 15, 2005
Tribute to Pope John Paul II Concert
King City, ON. 
 
Christmas 2004
Interview and free advertising for Agnus Dei Choir
on Radio Polonia and KSM radio.
 
November 27, 2004
Polish Choir’s Concert after Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving,
25th Anniversary celebration, St. Maximilian Kolbe,
Mississauga, ON.
 
May 30, 2004
Agnus Dei concert,
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Mississauga, ON.
 
Christmas 2003
Interview and free advertising for Agnus Dei Choir
on Radio Polonia and KSM radio.
 
Spring 2003
Queen of Peace Church,
Sarnia, ON
 
April 6, 2003
“Ojcze, jeśli możliwe...” concert,
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Mississauga, ON.
 
May 2003
Agnus Dei Choir performed at the Polish Consulate,
Toronto, ON
 
January 23, 2003
“Hej, kolęda, kolęda!” concert,
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Mississauga, ON.
 
2002
St. Mark’s Church,
Toronto, ON
 
November 2002
Agnus Dei Choir performed at the Polish Consulate
Toronto, ON.
 
July 2002
Mass in honour of Pope John Paul II,
Centennial Park,
Toronto, ON