About the choir

About the Choir
Waterloo Region Mass Choir (WRMC) is a 25-voice multicultural, interdenominational and intergenerational gospel choir based in Kitchener, Ontario.

Founded in 2018 by Artistic Director, Darren Hamilton, the choir’s mission is to advance the awareness, education and impact of gospel music in Canada by providing an environment for members to learn, create and present authentic gospel performances while expressing their Christian faith.

Since its inception, WRMC has functioned as a semi-professional recording group with a dedicated professional leadership team, creating high-energy, high-quality gospel music through live performances and musical recordings. They also directly connect with the community through music education, workshops and advocacy, while sharing messages of inspiration, hope, resiliency and joy.

Performing regularly at local churches and large community events, the choir strives to expand the accessibility of gospel music to a broader audience, welcoming listeners of all backgrounds, cultures and faiths.

In 2019, WRMC participated in the Hymn to Freedom Project, lending their voices to The Many Roads to Freedom video recording. They have also shared the stage with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Grand Philharmonic Choir, and have been seen in major media outlets including the CBC and the Waterloo Region Record.

In 2021, WRMC joined the United Artists 4 Change collective and participated in the recording of the social justice-themed song, “Freedom Marching”, part of the Freedom Marching Project which is spearheaded by R&B artist Rufus John. The project was officially released in January 2022 ahead of Black History Month and has been receiving positive reviews and national media coverage.