Chorus Hamilton is a Registered Charitable Arts Organization and is one of Hamilton’s finest choral ensembles. Founded in 1968 to participate in the opening of Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, our choir continues to grow and is now approximately an 80 member semi-professional choral society.
The ensemble performs a large variety of music from chamber music to the greatest large scale works in the choral repertoire, with orchestral accompaniment and world class soloists. The chorus teams up regularly with orchestras and other symphonic choirs.
In the past, Chorus Hamilton has been invited to perform with the University of Guelph Symphony, the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, the Redeemer University Sinfonia, the Hamilton Youth Orchestra and Symphony on the Bay. In addition, we have collaborated with the McMaster University Choir and Fanshawe Chorus London in several choral events. The choir has performed concerts throughout Southwestern Ontario.
Our Conductor and Accompanist
Dr. David Holler – Conductor
Dr. Holler is active as an orchestral and choral conductor, tenor soloist and private music
instructor. He has studied at the University of Western Ontario Westminster Choir College in
Princeton, NJ, and is thrilled to have completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at
the University of Toronto with Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt.
In the Niagara region, David is the founding music director of the Mercredi Musique String Chamber Ensemble Chorus as well as teaching private music lessons and serving as music director at St. Julia’s Church. As a tenor soloist, Dr. Holler has performed with York University’s Professional Opera Training Workshop, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre and in several oratorio performances with Niagara’s Choralis Camerata. He has appeared in several solo and chamber music concerts with the Niagara International Chamber Music Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake and continues to perform solo recitals in the Niagara region.
In Hamilton, David is currently the artistic director of Chorus Hamilton, and has directed the McMaster University Choir. David is also the artistic director of Fanshawe Chorus London and, for two years, was the director of the Men’s Chorus at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Erika Reiman – Accompanist
Dr. Reiman studied piano at Mount Allison and McGill Universities and earned a PhD in musicology from the University of Toronto. She is the author of Schumann’s Piano Cycles and the Novels of Jean Paul, published by the University of Rochester Press in 2004. In addition to teaching piano at Brock University Erika is active as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician throughout Southern Ontario. She is the regular accompanist for Chorus Hamilton and performs regularly with the Duet Club Chorus of Hamilton, the Hamilton Children’s Choir, Trio Surgite and Chorus Hamilton. In 2016, she joined the faculty of Brott Opera as a repetiteur and vocal coach.