HAMILTON CHILDREN'S CHOIR
If you’ve ever experienced a performance by the Hamilton Children’s Choir, you already know why they have a reputation for being one of the leading children’s choral programs. Going far beyond technical excellence, the choir consistently dazzles audiences with its focused sound, brilliant repertoire, and captivating stage presence.
Celebrating 40 years of singing, the Hamilton Children’s Choir has grown to include four choral groups and approximately 150 young singers aged four to 18. Guided by world-renowned artistic director Zimfira Poloz and a talented artistic team, the HCC offers children and youth the experience of musical training, vocal instruction, and world-class performances, along with an unmatched opportunity for personal growth, challenging work and rewarding experiences.
The Hamilton Children’s Choir has become one of the most famous and sought after choirs in the world today. Winning international competitions and being invited to participate in festivals all over the world to perform. The group's noteworthy accomplishments include winning the 2009 “Let the People Sing” Choral Competition in Oslo, Norway (hosted by the European Broadcasting Union, via satellite from Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio). The HCC was also awarded first place in the Children’s Choir category and Best Canadian Performance by Youth at the 2008 CBC National Radio Choral Competition for Amateur Choirs, and received the Cantabile Grand Prize for Best Performing Choir at the 2008 CBC National Radio Gala Competition. In 2012, they were awarded the Grand Prize in the Children's Choir Category at the premier Xinghai International Choir Championships in Guangzhou, China.
Across Canada and around the world, the Hamilton Children's Choir has gathered children and youth together in song, enriching their lives and the lives of those touched by their magnificent music-making.