Sea to Sky
Representing Lions Gate Chorus
Tenor: Bonnie Lavallee
Lead: Roxane Carlisle
Baritone: Elvera Collier
Bass: Janine Roberts
Sea to Sky is a new quartet, but its members are not new to quartetting! It seems that “one night a week” is not nearly enough, so we filled our spare time with more singing! Our name represents the amazing geographical area we live in, from the waterfront of Vancouver to the beautiful Eastern Fraser Valley.
Bonnie (Tenor) has been singing LEAD with Lions Gate since 2009, having transferred from Green Heart Chorus. She is ready to spread her wings and try a new part! She previously competed with Liquid Sound quartet (with bari Elvera).
Roxy (Lead) has been with Lions Gate since 2009 as well, after starting her BBShop adventure with Green Heart Chorus. She previously quartetted with Envision, Detour and lastly Spice. One thing you can’t miss about her is her laugh! It is infectious and we hear it a LOT!
Elvera (Bari) has been with Lions Gate since 2004, previously singing with Westcoast Harmony Chorus (Burnaby chorus) and discovered her BBShop passion with White Spruce City Chorus in Prince George. A certified director, she feels very blessed to be an Assistant Director with Lions Gate. She has been in 11 quartets, many of them competing, including Five Foot Four, GoGo! and most recently, Liquid Sound with tenor Bonnie and HatTrick. A few quartets never made it to the contest stage, but everyone of them holds a special place in her heart.
Janine (Bass) joined Lions Gate in 1995 then took a few years away to explore other life opportunities and returned to the pride in 2017. Another multi-sectional quartet member – she has sung Lead in multiple quartets, most notably Black Velvet who enjoyed performing in many venues from Portland to Vancouver. She is now happy singing the “best” part (her words)! She is currently singing bari in FULL MEASURE, a mixed quartet, who recently placed 4th at the Evergreen Div 1 competition! She is a Director & Membership Chair for the Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association (MBHA).
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