our approach

our mission

Hamilton Children’s Choir makes a difference in the lives of children and youth within the greater Hamilton community by providing young people with exceptional choral music instruction and performance opportunities that foster creativity, personal development and social growth.

Our Values

Accessibility for All – “If you can speak, you can sing.” Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of singing in a choir.

Excellence in Choral Music – We strive to be amongst the best in the world.

The Power of Teamwork – We believe we’re stronger when working together: Choristers as a choir, and our organization as part of a thriving arts community.

Compassion & Appreciation for Diversity – Music can help us understand our differences, connect people from all backgrounds, and uncover what it means to be human.

Personal Growth – Challenge and learning bring out the best of the joys and benefits of choral singing.

The Elements of Our Approach

Education – Rehearsals focus on teaching knowledge and skills in a progressive manner, both within any choir throughout the year, and between choirs over many years.  The challenges should be suited to the level of the chorister, so that opportunities are created for individual growth.

Performing – Performances give choristers 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 choristers.

Touring – Local, national, and international travel and performance intensify the choral experience.  Tours inspire and motivate choristers to work hard, while rewarding them with an experiential learning opportunity to observe and collaborate with other high level choirs.  Tours improve the organization’s relationship with other choir communities, and expose our choristers to new countries and cultures.