Sing With Us

Our Programs

If you are between the ages of 18 months and 24 years, have a passion for singing, are eager to learn more about music, enjoy performing, and want to broaden your musical horizons – then come SING with us!

We have programming for all ages and levels of experience.

Curious About HCC?

We’d love for you to sing with us!

When you’re part of HCC, you will:

  • learn about music, performance, and how your voice works
  • feel safe to make discoveries about yourself
  • collaborate and grow within a community of fellow artists
  • experience the joy of belonging
  • gain confidence in your innate intuition and capacity
  • create lifelong friendships (just ask our alumni!)

What to Expect

Singers under age 7 are placed into our programs based on their age, while singers over the age of 7 need to have a vocal assessment in order to join Hamilton Children’s Choir. The main objective during a vocal assessment is to get to know the young singer and make a confident recommendation about which HCC ensemble will best bring out their passion. This is accomplished by creating a safe and comfortable environment where young singers can share their musical talents, interact with our artistic staff, and learn about HCC. We pride ourselves on the process being a positive introduction for everyone! 

Please come prepared to:
  • sing a song of your choice (ideally it’s a common folk song – Twinkle Twinkle, Happy Birthday, O Canada), but we’ll happily listen to whatever the young singer feels excited to perform
  • take part in some ear-training and music reading activities (rhythm clapbacks, melody echos, note reading)
  • chat a bit about your musical background (even if the answer is very short!) and your interests 
  • spend 20 minutes, maximum, meeting with us 

Usually, vocal assessments are held at Christ’s Church Cathedral (252 James St. N) or Hillfield Strathallan College (299 Fennell Ave W) in Hamilton. Your location and meeting time will be confirmed when you sign up for an assessment. Please read the details carefully once the session is confirmed. 

At the end of our meeting, you’ll learn about which HCC ensemble is the recommended fit for your chorister. Follow-up information will be sent to you by email so that you can peruse the details and make the best decision for your family. 

Come Sing With Us!

What are you waiting for? We are proud to offer a supportive environment where children find their true selves, forge lifelong friendships, and experience the power of belonging, all while cultivating a love for music and unlocking your full musical potential. 

Any Questions?

At the end of our meeting, you’ll learn about which HCC ensemble is the recommended fit for your chorister. Follow-up information will be sent to you by email. 
If you have any questions, we would be happy to answer them! You can contact us by email: or give us a call at 905-527-1618.

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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