Ottawa Jazz Festival – Sunday, June 22, 2014
Sunday, 01 June 2014 11:35

Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir
Founded and directed by
Dr. Trevor W. Payne, C.M.

The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir came together under the direction of Dr. Trevor W. Payne C.M. in 1982 for what was meant to be a one-time collaboration concert between the Montreal Black Community Youth Choir and the United Union Church Senior Choir. Three decades later, this award-winning choir has gained an international reputation. They have travelled across Canada and toured the world.

The Choir has collaborated with some of the music industry’s biggest names such as Celine Dion, Ray Charles, and Michael Bolton. They have released a dozen albums on the Justin Time label including, two retrospectives and their most recent release the seasonal ‘A Celebration In Time.’
Dr. Payne is the proud recipient of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee, Diamond Jubilee and the Order of Canada Medals. In January 2010 he received the Gala Soba Image Award for his contribution and devotion to one of the most prestigious gospel choirs in North America: the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir.