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Awards
Awards

The  Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir under the direction of Prof. Trevor W. Payne, has, in the past decade evolved into what is now considered to be one of the world's finest choirs.

2010

SOBA Image Award presenter to Trevor W. Payne, C.M.
for his contribution and devotion to Gospel Music for almost 30 years with one of the most prestigious gospel choirs in North America: the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir.


2009

May 2009, Prof. Payne’s biography was inscribed into the Canadian Who’s Who 2010 (Volume XLV) celebrating its 100th anniversary

December 2009, he was inducted into the Hour Magazine Hall of Fame


2002

The Golden Jubilee Medal is presented to Trevor W. Payne, C.M.
on the occasion of the fiftieth Anniversary of HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN to the Throne
Montreal, Canada October 24, 2002

Jubilation VIII - A Cappella Plus is nominated for a FELIX Award
for the best recording by a Quebec artist done in a language other than French.
Other nominees include Céline Dion Sponsored by ADISQ,
Montréal, Canada October, 2002


2001

Trevor W. Payne receives the Gold Medal of Honour for his contributions to Gospel Music in France
Presented by M. Lemay, Mayor of Coutances-Manche,
France May 2001

 

2000

Trevor W. Payne receives the Thomas A. Dorsey Award for Pioneering Gospel Music in Canada
Presented by Vision Awards Inc. in Association with the Ottawa Blues Festival.
Ottawa, July 2000


1997

Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir voted 'Vocal Ensemble of the Year (1997)'
for the fourth time in the past six years by the National Jazz Report Magazine.
Toronto, June 1997

The National Council of Barbadian Associations in Canada Inc. honours Trevor W. Payne
for his outstanding musical achievements and his contributions to the Canadian Black Community.
Montreal, May 1997


1996

Trevor W. Payne appointed to the Order of Canada by His Excellency Romeo Leblanc, Governor General of Canada.
Ottawa, November 1996

Trevor W. Payne named as one of the Ten Best Orchestra/Choir Conductors in the history of the City of Montreal.
The Gazette, Montreal, June 1996

Trevor W. Payne named one of the Five Most Outstanding Black Graduates in the 175-year history of McGill University of Montreal
by the McGill Graduate Society.
Montreal, February 1996


1995

Winner of Canada's "Vocal Group of the Year" award, by The Jazz Report, for third consecutive year.
Toronto, June 1995

Jubilation V - Joy to the World wins Juno Award from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS)
in the 'Best Blues/Gospel Recording' category.
Toronto, March 1995


1994

Winner of Canada's "Vocal Group of the Year" Award, by The Jazz Report, for second consecutive year.
Toronto, June 1994

Choir director and founder Trevor W. Payne receives the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award from the Black Theatre Workshop.
Montreal, January 1994


1993

Winner of Canada's "Vocal Group of the Year" Award, by The Jazz Report Magazine
for "their recording history and the accumulative efforts of the group over the years".
Toronto, May 1993

Jubilation III - Glory Train nominated for FELIX (Best Sound Engineering) by l'ADISQ
(Association Québecoise de l'Industrie du Disque, du Spectacle et de la Vidéo).
Montréal, September 1993

Jubilation III - Glory Train nominated for JUNO award (Roots and Traditional category)
by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
Toronto, February 1993


1990

Choir director and founder Trevor W. Payne receives Jackie Robinson Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
from the Montreal Association of Black Business Persons and Professionals.
Montreal, April 1990

Jubilation II nominated for JUNO Award (Roots and Traditional category.
Vancouver, March 1990


1989

Jubilation ll wins Best Gospel Album Award
Presented by the Association of Gospel Music Ministries (AGMM).
Toronto, March 1989

Winner of Best Choral Ensemble Award by the AGMM.
Toronto, March 1989


1988

Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir nominated for the Most Outstanding Choir Award
by the Association of Gospel Music Ministries (AGMM).
Toronto, May 1988

Highway to Heaven nominated for the Most Outstanding Recording Award [AGMM].
Toronto, May 1988

1987

Nominated for the Black Music Award (Rhythm & Blues Category)
by the Canadian Black Music Association.
Toronto, May 1987

Winner of the Outstanding Recording Artist Award
by the Association of Gospel Music Ministries.
Toronto, May 1987