In reading some of the articles on the Montreal Union United website, I was delighted when I read this paragraph.
The choirs have been just one facet of Union’s musical initiatives. Union Church proudly remembers how jazz legends Oscar Peterson and Dr. Oliver Jones were nurtured and developed within Union’s walls. Both families were long-time members of the Church. In fact, Dr. Jones was 5 years old when he played for his first live audience — the Union United Church congregation.
Here’s a sample of the wonderful music these two musical legends performed together in 2004. Oscar Peterson’s Hymn to Freedom!