Kolibro is a welcoming and inclusive introductory music program for singers in Kindergarten and Grade 1. The ensemble focuses on developing a healthy vocal tone, understanding and feeling beat and rhythm, basic music literacy, and engaging with music with freedom and joy. The format of the rehearsal includes rhythmic puzzles, listening activities, creativity exercises and singing games.
Kolibro Eta (4-5 years):
Kolibro Juna (5-6 years):
Kolibro Kantisto (6-7 years):
Calvin Christian School
547 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON L9C 3P7
Leslie Kent, Conductor
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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.