Prizes & Awards
The Marionettes is among the most decorated choirs and performing arts groups in the Caribbean, having won several national and international awards and competitive prizes.
Gretta Taylor, June Thorne and Jocelyn Pierre receive Queen’s Hall 50th Anniversary awards for culture
Humming Bird Medal (Gold) for its outstanding contribution to music in Trinidad & Tobago (1987) Keys to the City of Port of Spain (1992) Port of Spain Corporation Achievement Award for sterling contribution to the field of music (1999) Trinidad & Tobago Icon (History Makers) Award for distinguished service to Trinidad & Tobago (2002) Trinidad & Tobago IBC Inc. (Independence Ball Committee, Miami) Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Culture of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (2006) Queen’s Hall Award for Contribution to the Performing Arts (2009)
Trinidad & Tobago Music Festival Prizes
The unbeatable Marionettes ladies sweep the Music Festival
1964: JCC Cup for Best Adult Choir 1966: JCC Cup for Best Adult Choir Mary Elizabeth Evans Cup for Best Religious & Church Choir 1968: Mary Elizabeth Evans Cup for Best Religious & Church Choir Merchants Trophy for Best Adult ‘X’ Class Choir Olive Walke Shield for Best All Round Choir Founder’s Trophy (May Johnstone Commemoration Trophy) for Most Outstanding Performance of the Festival 1980: Ashdown Cup ( Best Religious Open Choir over 20 singers) Lion’s Trophy ( Most Outstanding Choir of the Festival) JCC Cup ( Best Adult Choir)
Gretta Taylor received the Ruth Railton Prize from the Lord Mayor of Cork (1984)
International Prizes Ruth Railton Prize for the most outstanding contribution by a visiting group at the Cork International Choral and Dance Festival (Ireland, 1984) 2nd place, Madrigal Choirs, Cork International Choral and Dance Festival (Ireland, 1984) 2nd place, Mixed Choirs, Cork International Choral and Dance Festival (Ireland, 1984) 2nd place, Mixed Choirs, Middlesbrough International Choral Festival (England, 1992)
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