Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

​​​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.

Our Values

Equity – We strive towards becoming an equitable community and mitigating barriers to participation.

Growth – We care about the child and their development, and believe music can be a meaningful way to foster growth.

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.

Creativity – We are committed to being ever-evolving, and to uncovering new voices, new ideas, and new ways to present choral music.

– We believe that through collaboration we can foster a sense of belonging and create a more thriving and connected community.
Diversity – Hamilton is diverse and we actively strive to be its reflection, enabling our collective community to be more empowered.

The Elements of our Approach

Education –

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.

Performing – 

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. 

Does that sound good?

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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