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The Spirit of Singing



Jon Washburn, Conductor
Friday, August 17 at 7:30 pm
Melrose United Church
86 Homewood Avenue, Hamilton, ON L8P 2M4

Talent, energy, dedication — for 46 years, each new collection of bright young singers called the Ontario Youth Choir has been pushing the boundaries of choral excellence and amazing crowds with the quality of their performances. Chosen by rigorous audition, the university and secondary school age singers from all over the province gather once a year to rehearse and perform. Two of the choir’s members have McMaster ties: Liam Clapp is a McMaster student and singer in the choir; Elise Naccarato is an alum of McMaster’s music program and the choir’s Apprentice Conductor.  This year’s concert, The Spirit of Singing, includes an eclectic range of repertoire, from musical giants like Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Britten, Fauré and Bernstein to young Canadian composers of today and tomorrow. The spirit of singing and the spirit of youth are very similar – both, in fact, are irrepressible. This is sure to make for some excellent and exciting music-making.

This year the choir is led by the legendary Canadian choral master – Jon Washburn of the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

This is a performance you will not want to miss, so reserve your tickets now!

TICKETS: $30 regular; $25 senior; $20 student
Available online through; over the phone at 416-923-1144 or at the door