Festival International de Jazz de Montreal presents

Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir

The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir breathes life and soul into churches and venues with its famed gospel, both traditional and contemporary, woven together with Gregorian chants, Bach chorales, a modern jazz oratorio and traditional Zulu music. An eternal success, the choir was founded in 1982 by professor Trevor Payne – with a little help from Daisy Peterson Sweeney, sister of Oscar Peterson. Although the Choir was meant to give but a one-time performance as part of the 75th anniversary of the Union United Church in Montreal, it went on performing and recording extensively. Its first (live) album, Highway to Heaven, came out in 1986. Soon, the ensemble was making headway in Europe and the United States. Over the course of its illustrious career, the MJGC has played for various dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II and Nelson Mandela, and collaborated with Ray Charles, Céline Dion and Michael Bolton.

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Jazz Festival LogoRanked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for over three decades. Every year, the metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazz-centric celebration, where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of the genre in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-thirds of them free – in 15 concert halls and on 8 outdoor stages, welcoming more than 2 million visitors to the city, from noon to midnight! And it all happens in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in an area off-limits to car traffic! There’s no doubt – Montreal is the heartbeat of Planet Jazz!
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