Canadian Tenor Remigio Pereira is probably best known as of late for altering the lyrics to O Canada prior to the Major League Baseball all-star game back in July.

Remigio Pereira made headlines after changing the verse “With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong and free,” to “We’re all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great.”

He also held up a sign bearing the message “all lives matter” on one side and “united we stand” on the other, while standing alongside his fellow Tenors on the field.


Public backlash ensued almost immediately, and the aftermath left Pereira with cancelled tour dates and indefinitely dropped from the Canadian Tenors.
Pereira apologized profusely, stating his message wasn’t intended to be racist, and was lost in translation. But the damage was already done.
Despite cancelled tour dates in London and St. Catherine’s, Pereira is still set to perform in Brampton on September 29 with award-winning guitarist Pavlo Simtikidis.

More information about the show can be found here.

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