Lions Gate Chorus is preparing for Regional Competition

April 20, 2014

May 1 to 4, 2014  700 women who love to sing a cappella will be “strutting their “stuff” on the stage competing for a Region 26 Gold medal that will entitle them to compete internationally in Las Vegas 2015.

Region 26 is the only all  CANADIAN region which encompasses BC, Alberta , Saskatchewan and the Territories.  Sweet Adelines International Inc is a not –for -profit worldwide organization with 27,000 members in 11 countries, and all committed to advancing the musical art form of a capella harmony (barbershop style) through education and performance.

To give you a preview of the fine art of a capella, there will be a free performance at 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm on Friday May 2 at the Centre Court, Guildford Town Centre .


Region 26 Mass sing 2013 at Guildford Town Centre

The Competition will be held at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium 10238 – 168th St., Surrey, BC V4N  1Z4 http://goo.gl/maps/7ovtv


– Quartet Competition May 2, Friday – 6 pm

– Chorus Competition May 3, Saturday – starting Noon

– Show of Champions May 3, Saturday – 7 pm

Tickets can be purchased at the door – For more information contact Yvonne Meyer region26contest@gmail.com .

Please also visit our website http://www.region26.ca to find a chorus rehearsing near you!!!



Coaching with Jim Arns a ROARING Success!

November 20, 2012

What happens when you combine TWO brilliant Master 700 Directors, a motivated chorus of lionesses and a weekend of singing, laughter and hard work?  A retreat with Lions Gate, Sandy Marron and Jim Arns, of course!  The incomparable Jim Arns, six-time International Champion director of the Melodeers Chorus, came to work with Lions Gate this past weekend.

Jim and Sandy make a formidable team, bouncing around ideas, feeding off each others’ energy and often speaking in unison.  The four contest songs have been chosen and Jim worked tirelessly to add his own brand of finesse and musicianship.

Saturday’s workshop culminated in a show for friends and family and featured not only barbershop songs, but many non-barbershop songs (rock, country, jazz) as well,  showcasing the diversity of the chorus.


the dynamic duo, Sandy and Jim

Each and every member of Lions Gate left the weekend feeling exhilarated, excited and fired up for our journey to contest in Hawaii next November.  We are ready to ROAR!


Lions Gate at the Vancouver Art Gallery

June 10, 2012

Lions Gate recently had an opportunity to perform at the Vancouver Art Gallery as part of their Out For Lunch program.  The noon-hour performance saw around 30 Lions Gate Members (it was a weekday, after all) singing for happy Vancouver Art Gallery visitors.  The performance space in the Rotunda was unusual, with most of the singers standing on a sweeping staircase, but the acoustics were amazing, like singing in a cathedral.  During the hour-long performance we sang about twelve songs and we were able to interject brief barbershop facts into the MC spots.  The audience was extremely appreciative and many audience members came up to us afterwards to tell us how much they enjoyed it.  It was a wonderful opportunity to perform in public and to share our art form with many who otherwise would never get the chance to hear us.  It was certainly a highlight in our performing careers.  Thanks for having us, Out for Lunch!


Lions Gate Wins Regional Competition!

May 10, 2012

The members of Lions Gate are back from a very successful regional competition in Calgary, Alberta. We took region 26 by storm and won the contest with a score of 692!

We are very proud of our very own Glow, who won the quartet competition. We can’t wait to see them take the International stage in Denver later this year.

The Region is lucky to call the current Queens of Harmony, Martini, our very own. Well, half of Martini, anyways – Tenor Corinna and Bass Shannon sing with Lions Gate as well.  Martini wowed the audience at the Show of Champions and sang late into the night at the Afterglow.

Our director Sandy pulled extra duties when she not only subbed for Glow’s under-the-weather Tenor in the Show of Champions, but subbed for Frenzy’s under-the-weather tenor as mic testers!

A highlight of the weekend was when Martini took the stage with Queens of Harmony Brava and formed a mega-quartet. Their sound was unbelievable and left everyone in the audience breathless.

Lions Gate wishes to congratulate all competitors on a job well done and thank them for fabulous weekend! We look forward to seeing everyone next year in Surrey, BC.


Become a Friend of Lions Gate Chorus!

February 14, 2012

Song sponsorships on our latest CD are sold out, but it’s not too late to become a Friend of Lions Gate Chorus!
Fir only $50, you will see your name listed in the liner notes as a Friend of Lions Gate Chorus, a copy of the CD and a tax receipt for $25.  Act now!
For details, please visit



Exciting CD Sponsorship Opportunities!

January 14, 2012

As we produce our latest CD, you are invited to show your support for Lions Gate Chorus by becoming a Song Sponsor or a Friend of the Chorus!

For $250, you have the opportunity to be a Song Sponsor, which offers you the exclusive sponsorship of your favourite LGC song.

SONG SPONSOR Benefits include:
• Your name listed below the song you have sponsored in the CD liner notes with your dedication (you can choose to sponsor the song in memory of someone you love, or sponsor a song from your own chorus, your own quartet, your business etc.)
• FOUR copies of the CD
• A Tax receipt for $150

For $50, you can be recognized as a Friend of Lions Gate Chorus


FRIEND Benefits include:
• Your name listed as a FRIEND OF LIONS GATE CHORUS in the CD liner notes
• One copy of the CD
• A Tax Receipt for $25

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Back at it!

January 4, 2012

After a much-deserved post-Contest break, the Lionesses were back in full voice last night for the annual “Let’s bang through a bunch of old songs to see what we still like and/or remember” rehearsal. Many laughs ensued as multiple tag versions were sung simultaneously, lyrics were flubbed and entire verses forgotten. It was great fun and a reminder of why we love some songs, and why other songs are meant to be forgotten. Later in the night, a run-through of the new ballad was much more successful and created goose bumps throughout the crowd. It’s going to be a great one!