To celebrate musical, cultural and spiritual diversity and uplift the human spirit through music.
A world where all people can connect and share in the joy of music, regardless of cultural or spiritual differences.
Lonnie Delisle has served as the Music Director of the Universal Gospel Choir as Music Director since 2013.
Lonnie sang in many choirs as a child and throughout college and university, which was foundational in his development as a choral conductor. “There’s no instrument that compares to the human voice,” he says, “especially when many voices join together with powerful synergy. It’s magic!” Along with being the Music Director of the Universal Gospel Choir, Lonnie is the Music Director at Canadian Memorial Church the and Director of the Delisle Vocal Project. Lonnie continues to provide select choral coaching and workshops and is sought after to play Hammond organ and piano for special events and recording projects.
Lonnie’s formal training includes a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Western Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Trinity Western University.
Sabrielle began working with Universal Gospel Choir in 2019 and serves as both Communications Manager and as a Soprano in the choir.
Sabrielle is an experienced performer, event producer, communications manager and early childhood music educator, with a background in theatre performance, jazz and ensemble singing. She is a graduate of both the Musical Theatre and Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management Programs from Capilano University and has lent her expertise to many local organizations including Axis Theatre, Urban Ink, Play On Words Productions, and Turning Point Ensemble.
Sabrielle is the Co-Director of North Shore Music Together, a member of local trio Dia and a section lead/soloist at Canadian Memorial United Church.
Jonny Tobin is a GRAMMY and JUNO-nominated, multi award-winning keyboardist, producer, and beatmaker. His original tunes have been transmitted through the underground radio waves all over the world, and his keys and production work have graced tracks from independent artists like NYC-based Sarah Kang to acclaimed electronic producer Trian Kayhatu to breakout hip-hop artist D. Smoke. He has toured internationally, including festival headlining shows with gospel R&B powerhouses The Hamiltones, and breakout Chinese pop R&B star ZiZi (子子).
The Universal Gospel Choir is a registered society and charitable organization. Elected by the membership, the Board of Directors governs the organization to ensure the choir carries out its mission in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner.. The Board, Music Director and staff work together as the management team.
Andrea Smith (President/Music Committee)
Cristina Ciccone (Co-Treasurer)
Marilee Roome (Co-Treasurer)
Tracey Gabert (Secretary/Production Committee/Music Committee)
Rosemary Burd (Membership Committee)
Gysele Van Hoogstraten (Social Committee)
Heather D’Oyley (PR Committee)
Sherri Smith (Production Committee)