Hamilton Children's Choir to attend World Choral Competition in Laval, Quebec
Date: May 11, 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Choir type: Children's and Youth Choirs
The Hamilton Children's Choir (HCC) announces the Chamber Choir has accepted an invitation to attend the World Choral Competition of Laval to be held July 8 th - 12 th, 2009 in Laval, Quebec.
Since 2005, over 10,000 choristers have taken part in the Loto-Québec World Choral Festival, a 10-day choral singing festival presenting several hundred shows. It is the largest gathering of choirs and vocal groups in all of North America. Awarded the Québec Tourism Grand Prize in 2007 and 2008, the World Choral Festival has also ranked among the biggest events in all of Quebec, for its originality and success in the eyes of the general public.
For more than 30 years, the Hamilton Children's Choir has gathered children together in song, enriching their lives and the lives of those touched by their magnificent music.
Under the guidance of gifted artistic staff, HCC offers young people, from Hamilton and surrounding regions, aged 5 to 25 years, the unique opportunity to learn and grow through the study of choral music. Choristers experience the joys of singing, teamwork, musical understanding and artistic expression. They share their musical gift with concerts and performances locally, nationally and internationally.
Winners of the 2008 CBC/Radio-Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choir, GRAND PRIZE, Cantabile Award, for best performing choir, the Chamber Choir has previously toured in Poland and Spain. Locally, HCC Choirs/Choristers have performed with Celine Dion at the Juno Awards, Opera Hamilton, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hamilton Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bach Elgar Choir, Chorus Niagara, High Park Choirs and The Canadian Male Orpheus Male Choir. In addition our choirs have performed at special events/venues such as the HAIDA celebration, Ivor Wynne STADIUM, the Skydome, and "Ontario Sings".