Our Mission, Vision & Values
Hamilton Children’s Choir is committed to providing children and youth with rich musical education and performance opportunities, creating a sense of belonging, nurturing personal growth, and ensuring singers experience the benefits of community.
Equity – We strive towards becoming an equitable community and mitigating barriers to participation.
Artistic Integrity – We seek to inspire and motivate our singers to grow their musicianship through literacy and intentional practice, and challenge any self-limiting beliefs.
Collaboration – We believe that through collaboration we can foster a sense of belonging and create a more thriving and connected community.
The Elements of our Approach
Rehearsals focus on teaching knowledge and skills in a progressive manner, both within any ensemble throughout the year and between ensembles over many years. The challenges should be suited to the level of the participant, so that opportunities are created for individual growth.
Performances give participants a chance to showcase the products of their efforts, providing value to the community, and instilling a sense of joy in accomplishment and satisfaction in hard work amongst singers.
Local, national, and international travel and performance intensify the experience. Tours inspire and motivate participants to work hard while rewarding them with an experiential learning opportunity to observe and collaborate with other high-level musical organizations. Tours improve the organization’s relationship with other musical communities and expose our participants to new countries and cultures.
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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.