We are known as ‘Men who love to sing’. We come from many backgrounds and have different levels of skill in music. We aim to bring high quality choral singing to our audiences and encourage self-development through music among our members.
Vision: The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir (COMC) is a respected amateur male choir that aspires to a masterful standard of choral music performance.
Mission: To give back to the community by providing a forum for men who wish to learn to sing or improve their singing ability, and who enjoy the camaraderie of working as a team towards the following shared goals:
- promoting artistic excellence in the greater Hamilton area,
- supporting the fundraising efforts of charitable organizations and service groups,
- building community and civic pride.
We sing in four-part harmony (tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, and bass) with piano accompaniment. Our repertoire is extensive and includes popular tunes, ballads, jazz numbers, spirituals, songs from musicals, opera choruses, hymns, traditional and folk songs.
Singing wonderfully right off the bat is not a prerequisite for us. We are always improving. ‘Practice makes perfect.’ It is surprising how good your sound becomes within a few months of singing regularly.
We are a registered Canadian Charity that has helped raise some $800,000 for service groups, churches, and other charitable organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and The Hamilton Spectator’s Summer Camp Fund.