Gordon Hignell Memorial Trophy

Trophies

Gordon Hignell Memorial Trophy

Gordon Hignell Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the most outstanding performance by a Vocal Group 

Gordon Hignell’s mother and widow donated the Gordon Hignell Memorial Trophy to the Winnipeg Music Festival in 1951.  This trophy was originally given for the most outstanding Grade B Two Song Group Vocal performance. Since 2009, this trophy has been given for the most outstanding performance by a Vocal Group.

Gordon Kirby Hignell, the son of V.R. Hignell, was born in 1919.  He served with the 197th R.C.A.F. Squadron in World War II.  Officer Hignell, a R.C.A.F. pilot, was reported missing over France and declared killed July 23, 1943.

Winners

1951 Gwen Houston
1952 Phyllis Cooke
1953 Carolyn Malinoski
1954 Henriette Platford
1955 Carolyn Malinoski
1956 Peggy Dryden
1957 Evelyn Snyder
1958 Lynn Furch
1959 Lynn Furch
1960 Margaret Jonasson
1961 George Wiens
1962 Marlene Conley
1963 Arthur R. Janzen
1964 Glen Harder
1965 John Ens
1966 Shirley McClintock
1967 Frances Richards
1968 Sandra Head
1969 Eva Michaluk
1970 Beverly Cohen
1971 Karen Crerar
1972 Bonnie Lawson
1973 Michael Crossman
1974 James Paschke
1975 Barbara Pearce
1976 Irmgard Cornies
1977 Norene Morrow
1978 Susan Harrison
1979 Lisa Cosens
1980 Donnalynn Grills
1981 Angela Wright
1982 Cheryl McNabb Davis
1983 James East
1984 Twila Duerksen
1985 Lorren Pettit
1986 Pamela Johnson
1987 Fred Cross
1988 Karla Heese
1989 Karis R. Wiebe
1990 Kirsten Brough
1991 Kevin Young
1992 Marni Enns
1993 Penni Foshaug
1994 Sandra Fach
1995 Jeff Sawatzky
1996 Amanda Hammond
1997 Jonathan Zantingh
1998 John Van Benthem 
1999 Kristina Malazdrewich

2000 Heather M. Pauls
2001 Nancy Dewar
2002 Somer Kenny
2003 Ashley Queen
2004 Katie Smith
2005 Heather Baragar
2006 no entry
2007 Jan van der Hooft
2008 Domanie Billinghurst-Schadek
2009 Christina Thanisch-Smith
        & Jacqueline Thomson
2010 Melodie Langevin
        & Jessica Nickel
2011 Dawn DeCraene-Young
        & Joanne Mercier
2012 Carly Rae Berthon
        & Allison Phipps
2013 Melodie Langevin
        & Jessica Nickel
2014 Jennie Baragar-Petrash
        & Signy Baragar
2015 Marianne Sawatsky
        & Lukas Sawatsky
2016 Nina Hutsulak & Stepan Paches
2017 Nina Hutsulak
       & Alexander Paches