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, the choir is now a 62 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
David Holler – Conductor
David 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 currently working on his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at
the University of Toronto with Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt.
In the Niagara region, Mr. Holler 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, Mr. 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. Mr. Holler 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, he has directed the McMaster University Choir and is currently the music director of Chorus Hamilton. Mr. Holler was the director of the Men’s Chorus at the University of Toronto for two years and is also the artistic director of the Fanshawe Chorus London.
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 her piano teaching duties at Brock University Erika is active as soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician throughout Southern Ontario. She performs regularly with Chorus Hamilton, the Duet Club Chorus of Hamilton, the Hamilton Children’s Choir and Trio Surgite. In 2016, she joined the faculty of Brott Opera as a repetiteur and vocal coach.