We’re proud to partner with the Congress of Black Women, Waterloo Region for the Hymn to Freedom Project.

In the same way, that Americans now use Lift Every Voice and Sing to celebrate Black History Month in the USA, the Congress of Black Women, Waterloo Region is producing a music video of Oscar Peterson’s iconic Hymn to Freedom to celebrate Black History Month in Canada. This locally-produced video will feature Corey Butler’s arrangement of Peterson’s classic piece with lyrics by Harriette Hamilton.

Corey Butler is the Musical Director of the Juno Award-winning, Toronto Mass Choir and the Artistic Director of Zamar Music Productions. The finished DVD will feature the performance of this Canadian masterpiece with a joint 100-voice choir and will feature images and visuals of historical segments of Canadian Black History. A live performance of the work is scheduled for February 2, 2019. For more information click here.

In order to make this happen, we need your help.

Join us in raising funds for the Hymn to Freedom Project.