HYMN TO FREEDOM

Our 2020 anthem is Oscar Peterson’s iconic “Hymn to Freedom,” with lyrics by Harriette Hamilton. At a time when our world can seem divided and fractured, “Hymn to Freedom” espouses a message of unity and equality, which resonates as deeply today as it did in the 1960s, when it was embraced as the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. We look forward to joining #TogetherInHarmony with you on May 4.

ANTHEM VIDEO

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ARTISTS AND PERSONNEL

Composer

Oscar Peterson

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Lyricist

Harriette Hamilton

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Jazz Trio

Robi
Botos

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Jim
Doxas

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Dave
Young

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Youth4Music Artists

Ben
MacDonald

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Irene
Harrett

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Worrell
McFarlane

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Choir

Jackie
Hawley

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Cantiamo Choirs
of Ottawa

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Anthem and Resource Personnel

Paul
Read

Arranger
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Randall
Haley

Guitar
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Yves
Carrière

Translator
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Robert
Filion

Translator
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Céline
Peterson

Consultant
& Biographer

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Verna
Ahner

Band
Consultant

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Brenda
Porter

Learning
Guide

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