After singers are confident in the basics of reading music and holding their own vocal part, they can now use their skills to “explore” more challenging music and dive deeper into the craft of performance, and more advanced music theory. As a result, singers further develop healthy vocal production, sight-singing, ear training and theory skills. This ensemble performs more frequently and memorizes music at a faster pace than younger ensembles. Esplori members also collaborate within a larger choral community, joining together for an Ontario-wide choral workshop, where they can hear other choirs, build friendships, and work with guest conductors.

This program requires a Vocal Assessment, so our team can get to know the young singer and make a confident recommendation about which HCC ensemble will best bring out their passion. Book your Vocal Assessment below.

Tuesdays 6:15PM-8:00PM or
Thursdays 6:15PM-8:00PM
Hillfield Strathallan College, 299 Fennell Ave. W., Hamilton, ON L9C 1G3
Artistic Staff
Caitlyn Breukelman, conductor 
Greer Schatz, conductor 
Ethan Lacey, collaborative accompanist
Fees are pro-rated and paid over 8 months. For more information, please view our Fee Schedule. 

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  • Ashley Carpenter, Alumna
    I feel so honoured to be a chorister with the HCC. It has opened up my learning capabilities and allowed me to express myself artistically in an amazing environment.
    Ashley Carpenter, Alumna
  • Sarah Davis, Alumna
    I credit being part of the choir assisting me in my career path, giving me confidence in front of groups of people and giving me the ability to be successful and grow quickly in my roles.
    Sarah Davis, Alumna
  • Alyssa LeClair, Alumna
    What the HCC does best is give people who are feeling like they don’t belong a place to express themselves, and as a young artist… that’s truly invaluable.
    Alyssa LeClair, Alumna
  • Nathan Fledderus, Chorister
    Through the HCC, I’ve made so many strong friendships and advanced musically to a level I never thought I could. The HCC is a safe learning environment in which choristers and director learn more than just music, which is brought together by a common goal.
    Nathan Fledderus, Chorister
  • Ardra Shephard, Alumna
    The ways in which my years as part of the HCC have affected my life and who I am today are too manifold to count. HCC was the most influential experience of my teenage years and I am incredibly grateful for it.
    Ardra Shephard, Alumna
  • Erica Charles, Alumna
    There’s a perfect balance of discipline, work ethic, fun, and creativity that’s encouraged within this group. You learn how to pull together as a team: both musically and intellectually. You succeed alongside one another. You encourage each other’s highs and are there for one another for the lows. You literally learn how to breathe together: what could be more magical than that?
    Erica Charles, Alumna
  • Sophia Brohman, Chorister
    When I joined the HCC, suddenly there was a whole room of people who felt the exact same way I did when I was singing.
    Sophia Brohman, Chorister