On Forgiveness

Forgiveness is available to all of us through our human capacity for compassion and empathy, yet can seem out of reach, unnecessary, undeserved or overwhelming. We rarely speak of forgiveness with our loved ones, and in our fast paced world where “moving on” and “getting over it” are the appropriate responses to legitimate hurt and trauma, there seems to be little space or time to honestly and gently step into the past. Often we do move on, only to realize that things feel heavier, that we don't quite feel like ourselves and that our options seem narrower. Forgiveness is Freedom is an experience that opens up the space for each person in the audience to come as they are, and explore their own story through a new lens, so they can return home with a renewed sense of hope and a practice to call their own.

Forgiveness is Freedom is a blend of concert, guided meditation and forgiveness practice that grounds itself in the most recent research on trauma, and that is inspired by the work of Nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu and the forgiveness practice he offers in his book “The Book of Forgiving”.

Forgiveness is Freedom is an unprecedented musical and inner journey that has been leaving audiences moved long after the last note, and energized by the new possibilities that emerge from this powerful practice.

Andréa Tyniec has been leading audiences through the inner journey of the four steps of forgiveness*: telling the story – naming the hurt – granting forgiveness – renewing or releasing the relationship; and performing specially chosen solo violins works that accompany each stage of the practice to provide a musical context to allow for a deeper experience.

Where209 Hannah Street, Vanier, ON
ScheduleDecember 26 - 7:30 pm


Early bird registration fee (before November 3): $35 + HST

Regular registration: $40 + HST

Limited enrollment

This is a first for Ottawa. We look forward to welcoming Andréa and her wonderful offering.



Forgiveness is Freedom with Andréa Tyniec
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