Lions Gate Chorus has been thrilling audiences with ringing 4-part a cappella harmony and outstanding showmanship since 1954
Lions Gate Chorus is a group of over 100 women of all ages and backgrounds who live in the Greater Vancouver Area, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Northern Washington. These women join forces and voices to create four-part a cappella music, covering styles ranging from barbershop to Broadway, jazz to pop. This Vancouver choir is Internationally ranked among womens’ barbershop groups and known the world over for pushing the boundaries of classic barbershop to create show packages that engage, entertain and thrill audiences.
MASTER 700 DIRECTOR
Lions Gate Chorus, Multiple top 5 medalists
2004 International Quartet Champions
2016 International 9th Place Medalist Quartet
CERTIFIED SOUND JUDGE
CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL FACULTY
SOUGHT AFTER BARBERSHOP COACH
Sandy Marron - Director
Sandy has been the Musical Director of Lions Gate Chorus since November 1st, 1991. Her extensive training in classical piano (Grade X Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto), degrees in Psychology and Music Education from the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada), and vocal jazz & classical choral singing and conducting have all contributed to her success as a leader in the barbershop world.
Sandy is a Master 700 Director in the Director Certification Program, the highest designation possible in Sweet Adelines, and is a Certified Sound Judge for the organization. She is a professional barbershop coach, traveling the world as a coach for both Sweet Adelines and the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Sandy sings tenor with Brava!, 2004 International Quartet Champions, Canada's very first Queens of Harmony! She also co-founded Martini Quartet in 2008, and sang with them for 3 years, achieving 3 top five international medals. She now sings with Glow, 2016 Int’l 9th Place Medalist Quartet.
On a personal note, Sandy is married to Tim Marron, a Certified Singing Judge in the BHS and a barbershop coach. Tim is Lions Gate’s in-house coach for vocal production & vocal expression, as well as giving private voice lessons to individual members.
Tim & Sandy live in Port Moody with their kitties, Robert & Cora. Their oldest son Connor is a student at Arizona State University in Phoenix studying Engineering, and their younger son Austin is a student at CDI in Surrey studying Registered Massage Therapy. Both boys also love to sing barbershop!