Welcome to

Hamilton Sings! Community Choir

We are a non-audition, mixed-voice choir for adults and older youth. Our members may be new to singing or to choirs, or they may bring lots of musical experience. Everyone wants a fun and friendly place to make music together.

There is no audition! Choir membership includes healthy, functional voice coaching, and musical skills development.

Saturday Choir

Saturday’s Choral Connections

Sue Crowe Connolly and Hanna Bech Mathieson have prepared a winter 2021 season of song, delivered to your home and desktop through Zoom technology. Though temporarily absent from our traditional rehearsal space of the Hamilton Boys and Girls Club, we’re delighted to take a virtual and vital place in your living room.

Some highlights of our 2021 winter program:

  • Real connections with your music-loving friends
  • Focus on musical skill building at your own pace
  • Explore various musical traditions such as Quebec music history & culture
  • Dynamic instruction includes possible workshops led by local and international artists
  • Member access to instructional materials includes voice files and sheet music

Rehearsals commence on Saturday, January 23rd at 10:00 AM, and continue until Saturday, March 13th.  We’ll take March 20th off and be back again for the second half of our winter term on March 27th. These sessions are now open to all interested individuals, but please register so that we can contact you with information about the week’s upcoming session.

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sound files, lyrics, sheet music, even some video

Choral Connections
Winter & Spring 2021

New session material arrives regularly.

January – May

  • Solstice Carol
  • Double Sledder Lad
  • Tiny Perfect Moles
  • Beidh Aonach Amarach
  • The Ballad of Sam Lawrence
  • God Bless the Grass
  • Temagami Round
  • Mo Li Hua
  • Merge With the River
  • Minun Kultani
  • Fire in My Heart
  • Bella Ciao
  • North of Superior
  • Tickle Cove Pond
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
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We’ve been singing together
all through this pandemic season!

And we’ll be back in the fall.
Watch for announcements
here,
in your e-mail, or on the
Hamilton Sings! Facebook page.

See you in September!
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Our home, the Sherman Boys and Girls Club, is closed for the forseeable future. So we cannot rehearse there again until circumstances change.
On Saturday mornings from September to May, Hanna and Sue led choir members in the Choral Connections sessions, with warmups, a sing-along, and some new music.

Hamilton Sings! spring concert, “Songs of Canada at 150 Plus” took place at Christ’s Church Cathedral, James St N. in Hamilton. This selection, Dave Gould’s “Starlight Tours”, was performed by Dave, accompanied by the choir and Stephen Fuller on violin.

Brenda’s Updates

AGM is Coming!

Tomorrow is our last “official” Choral Connections for this session, so come out and we’ll sing through some of the songs we’ve covered since January. If you have a particular request from our past let us know. Hanna has a Korean song for us and may attempt to revisit some tunes from bygone days.

What a Calming Mantra

Fellow Earthlings, The earth the air the fire the water return return return return. The earth the air the fire the water return return return return.

Solstice Carol Project & a Treat

Hi Everyone, Our long anticipated choir video project of Solstice Carol is at hand. Marija has kindly sent you all the details and here’s a reminder of our current time lines:

Video Project Update & Sign-up Details

Hello Songsters! On behalf of Sue and Hanna, I am excited to be reaching out with details about the Solstice Carol video project that’s been announced at the last couple of Choral Connections and in Brenda’s weekly news digest.

The Vowel Called E

Hey Gang – Last week we learned more about that vowel called E and it’s special relationship with falsetto and the chest register. We had fun with The Earth Is Our Mother, Tiny Perfect Moles, Skye Boat Song, Maid on the Shore, Butterfly, and others. Shape notes and ideal choir section ratios were also discussed. Plans are developing now to make tomorrow just as interesting, so don’t be late!

“It’s my bank account Doc.”

Hi Everybody Psssst! Is anybody out there? I’m stuck in a Covid-19 head fog and can barely tell if I’m breathing. . .   Not to make light of the suffering of the sick and those overwhelmed by their care and welfare – that’s all too real.