Founded in 1954, Lions Gate Chorus is the longest-standing Canadian chapter of Sweet Adelines International (SAI), a worldwide organization of women singing in the barbershop style.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, this award winning chorus has consistently climbed the ranks in the competition world. They have repeatedly earned gold medals at the Western Canadian Regional competitions, consistently improving their score over the years.
Through their commitment to the musical education and vocal skill development of every member, they have climbed up the International ranks, with a finish of Third Place in the world at the SAI International Competition in Calgary, AB, in October of 2007, a finish of Second Place in the the world at the SAI International Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, in October of 2009, and their most recent finish of Third Place in the world at the SAI International Competition in Houston, Texas, in October of 2011.
Musical Director Sandy Robinson Marron has been with the chorus for over 20 years, and her leadership inspires the chorus to strive for excellence at every rehearsal and performance and Choreographer Judy Pozsgay Rimple has designed some of the most innovative choreography in barbershop, supporting the musical plan while showing off their strong and sexy persona. Both travel extensively throughout the world coaching other groups to new levels of excellence.
Known for their touching ballads, explosive uptunes, and exciting pop music in 4-part a cappella harmony, Lions Gate Chorus is always an audience favourite.
Director: John “Smitty” Smith