Great Canadian Hymns Competition

Life changes, society changes, our city changes,
so we need new expressions of how we see the world and our place in it.

The Great Canadian Hymn Competition II drew entries from across the country, from seasoned and new composers in a diverse range of styles.

HIRO KOGURE came to Canada from Japan 10 years ago. An avid choral singer and violinist he has created a beautiful hymn in the style of his favourite composer, Mozart. The text is by the English poet Frances Havergal writing in 1874. The Toronto private girls’ school Havergal College is named after her.