Awards & Recognition

National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, First Place – Oakville Choir for Children and Youth, 2019

Government of Canada: Exchanges Canada Funding – Connecting Youth through the arts (Choral Music), Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Oakville, 2019

Ontario Choral Music Education Project, February 2019 & July 2019

Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting 2018 (Associate Music Director, Charlene Pauls, recipient)

Podium (Canada’s National Choral Festival) – Raise Her Voice invited Spotlight Concert performance, St. John’s Newfoundland, July 2018

Gros Morne Summer Music FestivalRaise Her Voice invited choral artists, Dr. Sarah Morrison & Dr. Charlene Pauls, guest choral clinicians

Choral Canada/Canada Arts Council ….float (choral installation event) – Raise Her Voice – one of five invited choirs to perform from across Canada, St. John’s, Newfoundland, July 2018

National Boy Choir of Canada – Seven of our AFGM singers were invited to perform in this national choral ensemble, Newfoundland & Italy, July 2018

National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs 2017Raise Her Voice – Second Place Award, Children’s Choir category

OMFA 2017 – Raise Her Voice Chamber – Award at the Provincial level

Peel Music Festival 2017 – Raise Her Voice & Raise Her Voice Chamber – two first place awards

Pacific International Choral Festival 2016Raise Her Voice invited to perform, International Choral Festival, Oregon, USA

Peel Music Festival 2015 – Raise Her Voice & Raise Her Voice Chamber – two first place awards

Global TV live performance: Children’s Toy Drive – RHV Cherub – December 2015

Global TV live performance: Breakfast Television – Raise Her Voice – July 2014

8th World Choir Games Riga, Latvia 2014 –Senior Choir: Gold Medal, Youth Choirs of Equal Voices category, Champions Level, Chamber Choir:  Silver Medal, Musica Sacra category, Champions Level

Peel Music Festival 2014 (Cherub, Intermediate, Senior, Chamber Choirs) – three First Place and one Second place award

National Choral Award, Nomination, The OCC Inclusivity Program (May 2013)

The Nationals, MusicFest Canada Choral & Vocal Jazz Division May 2013 (Gold)

OMFA 2013 (Intermediate Choir) National Level in Class 15/107 Margaret Wharton Memorial category.

2012 Cogeco Stars Among Us- Oakville Arts Award, Finalists in Arts Group Category 

7th World Choir Games Cincinnati, Ohio 2012 (Senior and Chamber choirs) – Double Gold in the Musica Sacra and Youth Choirs of Equal Voices categories, Open Competition Division

Peel Music Festival 2012 (Cherub, Intermediate, Senior, Chamber & Indigo Voices – three First Place and two Second Place Awards)

Ontario Vocal Festival 2008, 2011, 2012 & 2015 (Senior and Chamber Choirs – Gold Standing and invitation to the Nationals)

Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting 2010 (Artistic Director, Sarah Morrison, recipient) 

The International Choral Festival of Preveza, Greece 2010 (Three silver medals)

The Nationals, MusicFest Canada Choral & Vocal Jazz Division May 2009 (Gold)

Kiwanis Music Festival 2008 (Boy Choir – Gold)

Choir Olympics Bremen, Germany, Children’s Choirs category July 2004 (Gold)

International Choral Competition Budapest, Hungary, April 2003 (Chamber Choir – Gold)