Sing With Us
If you are between the ages of 4-24 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 lots of programming to choose from. Learn more here
What to Expect
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
Currently, we are booking all vocal assessments online, using the Zoom meeting platform. The date, time, and Zoom link will be confirmed when you sign up for an assessment.
ZOOM FORMAT – ON YOUR VOCAL ASSESSMENT DAY
You’ll be given a unique Zoom meeting code that allows you to log in for your private vocal assessment. Ideally, you’ll be using a laptop or home computer, which will allow for the best sound and video. In a pinch, tablets and mobile phones will also usually work. Please find a quiet, comfortable place to set up your device. While we’re meeting online, parents are encouraged to sit nearby, listening in, and allow their child to be directly in front of the screen. During the meeting, parents are briefed in more detail about the ensembles and are given the opportunity to ask questions.
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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.