ANNE DOWNTON, MASTER DIRECTOR
Baritone, 2017 International Quartet Champions, Frenzy
Anne has been singing barbershop since 2000, when she joined Westcoast Harmony Chorus. She was instantly hooked and hasn't looked back since.
Anne became a co-director of Westcoast in 2005, and became the sole director in 2011. She earned the title Master Director (the youngest person ever to attain Master Director status, at the age of 24!) and, under her direction, Westcoast has won the Region 26 Chorus Competition multiple times, and also earned the title of 2013 International Harmony Classic Champions.
Anne is a member of the Sweet Adelines International faculty, having established herself as a trusted vocal coach for individuals, quartets and choruses around the world. She is also the chair of the Director Resource Toolkit Task Force. In the past, she has served as the Region 26 Education Coordinator, on the Region 26 Regional Education Faculty, and the International Music Sales & Marketability Committee.
Anne sings baritone with the 2017 International Quartet Champions, Frenzy. She also sang baritone with Young Women in Harmony quartet, Stir It Up, winning a 2nd place medal at the 2006 International Rising Star Contest after only 5 months of rehearsals.
Anne lives in the Greater Vancouver area, and in her “other life”, works at a law firm as a senior corporate legal assistant. In 2010, Anne completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.