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.
To take part, we invite you to book a 15-minute vocal assessment with our friendly artistic staff.
Hillfield Strathallan College, 299 Fennell Ave. W., Hamilton, ON L9C 1G3
Caitlyn Breukelman, Conductor
Jason Lee, Collaborative Pianist
Jamie Drake, Collaborative Percussionist
Fees are pro-rated and paid over 8 months. For more information, please view our Fee Schedule.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.