This year’s concert reflects 37 years of performances of inspirational music and its programming has a decidedly inclusive touch to it.
The Choir’s Albums, which span the past 35 years, will be available for purchase at the concert. One is a compilation of the first 25 years of the choir and another, the choir’s first, features its biggest international hit, ‘O Mary Don’t You Weep’.
In 1996, Artistic Director and founder, Dr. Trevor W. Payne C.M. was invested into the Order of Canada in recognition of his work to introduce and promote gospel music to the Canadian community, for the Choir’s support of numerous charitable causes and for its outreach efforts to the community’s youth population. He has been bestowed the 1994 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award for his significant achievement to the Black performing arts and for his promotion of gospel music through the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir and in 2014 Dr. Payne was honoured in a tribute by the Coloured Women’s Club of Montreal.