Choir Profile: Hamilton Sings! Community Choir

Details:

Location:

We rehearse at Sherman Boys & Girls Club in St. Peter’s Church, 705 Main St., East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Dates:

During the Covid-19 pandemic we are holding the “Social Isolation Sessions” via Zoom to choir members, their families and friends, and our alumni on Saturday mornings 10:00 – 11:30 (or when we stop singing!)

For more information contact us at hamiltonsings@gmail.com

Group type: Performing regularly

Further information:

Hamilton Sings! Community Choir is a place to share the love of singing with new friends and give voice to your community spirit.

With 70+ diverse members, we offer adults and youth from across the city the opportunity to experience the enrichment and pure joy of singing together, joy that we spread to hundreds of Hamiltonians at two major concerts every year.  We also sing at other events in the community, such as seniors’ homes and community centres.

Because we do not hold auditions, our choristers range from beginners to those with extensive experience. We encourage members to help each other not only learn and grow in musical skill and confidence, but also to better appreciate the strengths of people from all walks of life in our community.

Led by two award-winning musicians, the choir’s focus is on traditional, secular music, augmented by original songs written by members or local musicians. We often feature music that honours the heritage of our choristers, sung in languages ranging from French to Swahili, from Dutch to Danish.

In this way, we learn and grow as individuals, build bridges in the community among people who otherwise would probably never have met, and add another layer to the arts mosaic in the city.

We support our activities through voluntary member fees, numerous fund-raising events, sponsorships and donations.