The Hamilton Children’s Choir provides unique music education experiences that are life changing.
About Our Charity
Celebrating 44 years of choral singing, the Hamilton Children’s Choir (HCC) family has grown to include six choral groups and more than 200 young singers from ages 3 to 18. Under the artistic direction of internationally acclaimed Zimfira Poloz and her team of artistic staff, Hamilton Children’s Choir is dedicated to exploring fresh approaches to choral music that reduce barriers, strengthen the choral art form and demonstrate that ‘excellence has no age’.
The HCC's work is grounded upon:
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, demonstrating that musical excellence and creativity has no boundaries or age
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 brings out the best of the joys and benefits of choral singing.
What People Are Saying
"“I was early and as I walked down the stairs to the rehearsal room I heard them singing. I thought “this must be what Heaven sounds like’.”"
— Hugh Fraser, former Hamilton Spectator columnist, Read More
"“It has truly opened my eyes to the power that music can wield.”"
— Zachary, HCC alumni, Read More
"“Music gives people, who are feeling like they don’t belong, a place to express themselves... that’s invaluable.”"
— Alyssa, HCC alumni, Read More
"“The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.”"
— Cherly Lavender