Headed to International Competition

June 6, 2019 - 12:12am -- Cara Bedford

All-women Edmonton Barbershop Chorus Heading to United States to compete on international stage


Edmonton – For the first time in 75 years Gateway Chorus, an Edmonton-based Barbershop Chorus, has received a wildcard invitation to compete internationally in Louisville Kentucky in October 2020. 

"Gateway Chorus is comprised of more than 60 women of all ages who have worked very hard to make it to international competition and represent Edmonton as a wildcard contestant for the first time in our almost 60-year history,” said Lisa Greenough, Director of Gateway Chorus.

This year Gateway scored at a level high enough at regional competition in Surrey B.C. to qualify for the wildcard spot for the first time in Gateway’s history. 

Gateway will recruit new members until Jan. 31, 2020 to sing with them at internationals and is seeking donations to help them travel to Kentucky. 

Gateway chorus is a safe space for all women to sing, laugh and enjoy the magic of music. 

“While the chorus’ musical accomplishments are indeed wonderful, my personal pride comes in the community we have built. A safe space for all women, from all walks of life, to join together over music. It truly is a beautiful thing. For me, this aspect of our chorus makes every performance with Gateway feel like it is on the international stage.”

Gateway rehearses every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Orange Hub in west Edmonton. 



About Gateway Chorus:


Gateway Chorus is an a cappella choir in Edmonton, Alberta. We specialize in producing that beautiful ringing sound you only hear in barbershop harmony!

Gateway was established as a chapter of Sweet Adelines International in 1961. A competitive performance chorus, we've had successes at both the regional and international level. We welcome singers of all ages and experience levels, from long-time a capella fans to brand new converts! Want to get a better idea of what we do? Check out our videos page, or just drop by for a rehearsal



For more information:

Cara Bedford, Marketing Coordinator Gateway Chorus: 780-722-0002



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Visitors are always welcome at Gateway rehearsals, moved online for 2020. Our normal rehearsal space is in room 186 at the Orange Hub, 10045 156 St NW, Edmonton.

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