I never knew that music like this was accessible to me, I’m not trained and I cannot read music. But that doesn’t matter, the tools I need are available to me, the support I need is available to me and every week I feel I grow musically.
— Sarah Kayne
 

Visitors are always welcome!

Visitors are always welcome to watch, listen and experience what singing with Lions Gate is like. We rehearse every Tuesday at 7:00pm. Email us if you are interested in stopping by and we’ll give you all the details.

Read about the process to join and audition below.

 
 
 

Interested in singing with us? 

Submit a non-binding Guest Registration Form

Imagine walking into a room of 100+ friends, with whom you share a strong bond built from both weekly rehearsals where you hone your vocal craft and bi-annual retreats where you work hard to leap to new performance levels and play hard (or just relax with a drink and a snack) afterwards with your riser mates.

Imagine instead of your voice being a static identity that doesn't change, it becomes a fluid, dynamic instrument that continually evolves, developing more depth and beauty every week, reaching levels of excellence that you can’t even imagine

Imagine a repertoire so varied that each time a new song is introduced you are on the edge of your seat. Will it be a jazz tune from the 40's, soul from the 60's, current pop or Broadway?  Your musical palette will be filled with variety that will spark your interest every week.

From students to lawyers, business owners to homemakers, we are a community of strong, caring women who believe in the community we create together. We are a safe, accepting, and positive environment where women have the freedom to be themselves, show their strengths and develop new ones without fear of judgment. By working together every week with the common goal of musical and performance excellence, we build strong bonds that continue outside of the rehearsal hall.  

Our members not only contribute to the chorus vocally and visually, but many of these ladies perform in smaller ensembles called quartets, work tirelessly on our board of directors and music teams, perform odd jobs on committees, or just provide a friendly hug to a fellow risermate when needed. 

 
 
 

Process to join

There is nothing like becoming a member of Lions Gate Chorus! Being welcomed in song by your sister lionesses … it is truly something awesome.

Step 1 : Submit a Guest Registration Form to let us know you’re interested in singing with us.

Step 2: Complete a Voice Placement & Vocal Diagnostic

A vocal diagnostic is a required preliminary step to audition. We offer slots for a diagnostic before rehearsals. The purpose is to get a first impression of your voice, your aural skills (ear training) and identify your vocal range. You will be assigned a voice part and receive learning materials for our current audition song. The ability to read music is not required. We provide music charts and learning tracks for all songs.

Step 3: Practice Audition

After your voice placement and assessment, you will be assigned a temporary place to stand on the risers next to someone who sings the same part. Over the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to practice singing your music on the risers with the chorus. Within four weeks, we ask you to do a practice audition (in a smaller group setting) at the end of rehearsal where you will be asked to sing a portion of the audition song against the other voice parts. You will be given constructive feedback after this practice audition and will be encouraged to try a different vocal singing style (a different choir), try another practice audition, or prepare for your official audition.

Step 4: Audition

In your official audition, you will sing the full audition song against the other three parts. The musical leadership will again provide some instant feedback before asking you to step out of the room while they come to an agreement. You will be given a response within minutes.

Step 5: Official Member

Once you have passed your audition, the membership coordinator will contact you to arrange all membership related duties. You will be officially welcomed by the chorus on your first rehearsal after you have passed your audition.

Is you have any questions about this process, please email our membership coordinator.