About Chorus Hamilton
Chorus Hamilton is a Registered Charitable Arts Organization and is one of Hamilton’s oldest choral ensembles. Founded in 1968, the choir has grown and changed, but remains a community of people who share a love of music. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music, from short and large-scale classical works, to jazz and contemporary pop music.
In the past, Chorus Hamilton has performed with several groups throughout Southern Ontario, and partners regularly with Fanshawe Chorus London. Chorus Hamilton makes appearances in the community; at Lime Ridge Mall to sing Christmas favourites and spread Christmas cheer, with Dundas Concert Band at Dundas Driving Park, and various locations in the city when invited.
The Choir is very fortunate to have Dr. David Holler as its Musical Director and Dr. Erika Reiman as its accompanist, two talented and accomplished professional musicians.
Our Director: Dr. David Holler
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 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.
Our Accompanist: Dr. Erika Reiman
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.
Erika is the regular accompanist for Chorus Hamilton and also performs regularly with the University Choir and Sora Singers at Brock University. She is the music director at St. Paul’s United Church in Paris, Ontario.