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The Hymns to Freedom Project
The Hymns to Freedom Project comes at a moment in our society of heightened racial tensions between black and white communities. Decades after the abolition of slavery and the Civil Rights movement, we still witness racial injustice and inequality.

Despite what the headlines read, this is not the full story. The Hymns to Freedom Project communicates the truth that love and unity are more powerful than hate and discord. Inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, composer Corey Butler, has created moving classical orchestrations to communicate the story of African American culture supported by a diverse orchestra and renowned singer, Jackie Richardson.

Mr. Butler's compositions fuse Classical Music and the Negro Spiritual and highlights the unlikely influences the genres have on each other. Tension and resolution in the pieces are juxtaposed against past and present racial environments and shows that when united, our differences can blend to create masterpieces. The show communicates the ideals of love, respect and unity to all and promises to entertain and challenge guests with the message that, We Are Better Together.

Date: May 5th, 2018 | 7pm
Venue: The Toronto Centre for the Arts

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