Fresh from a New York opera stage Savannah Bisset sang in Cranbrook last Friday. Chuck Bisset’s students were motivated by Ms. Bisset’s skills as a professional soprano. Pictured

Bisset Singers serenade Cranbrook crowd

The Bisset Singers performed in Cranbrook featuring professional soprano, Savannah Bisset, on Saturday, Nov. 7.

For the Townsman

The Bisset Singers performed in Cranbrook featuring professional soprano, Savannah Bisset, on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The audience — especially the young girls in attendance — were enthralled with Ms. Bisset’s performance.

Bisset explained why she travelled to Cranbrook immediately following a performance with New York Lyric Opera Theatre in Manhattan.

“As a child I grew up in the Kootenays, hearing opera and classical music as both my parents were voice teachers,” she said. “I was 11 years old when I attended that year’s music festival that my love of music and performing began.”

“I know my father, Chuck Bisset, has a passion to teach a new generation of good singers and I share his desire,” Savannah said. “He has a wide range of ages in his choir with more than half the soprano section being the same age as me when I started.”

Chuck Bisset said he’s energized by the nine to seventy-five year old age span in his choir.

“What is so encouraging is the parents’ dedication that enables the children to practice and perform as full choir members,” he said.

“It’s almost like they’re a family team.”

In 2015 the Bisset singers performed in Invermere, Cranbrook, Kaslo, Trail and Yakima Washington bringing the unique Bisset sound to their presentations.

Early next year the choir will travel to Nelson and Rossland.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Dan Herrick, the head coach for the Rocky Mountain Rams, supervises drills during a practice at Mount Baker Secondary School. Trevor Crawley photo.
Rocky Mountain Rams program thriving as fall season wraps up

The Rocky Mountain Rams Football Club is set to wrap up another… Continue reading

Kootenay East voters out in droves already

A third of Kootenay East voters have either already voted or requested mail-in ballots

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

Lake Koocanusa weir; Cranbrook RCMP report; Cranbrook Community Theatre; Can Greens and NDP get along?

The people known to be in this photo are (front row, left to right) Lily Watts with young Lily Watts, who was born in Cranbrook, on her knee; Agnes Watts (holding rifle); unknown lady with child; Ernest Charles Watts with William Watts on knee. The names of the four gentlemen in the back row are unknown.
Who are these Cranbrook homesteaders?

Can you help identity the people in this 1914 photograph?

Bats are pictured snuggled in a bat box. (J. Saremba file)
Next week is International Bat Week

Monitoring for white-nose syndrome in B.C. will continue this winter

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry presents modelling of COVID-19 spread in B.C., March 25, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. sets another COVID-19 record with 203 new cases

up to 1,766 active cases in B.C., two more deaths

More and more electric cars are on the road, but one Chevy Bolt owner was shocked to see how much his BC Hydro bill skyrocketed once he started charging the vehicle. (Black Press file photo)
Lower Mainland man sees significant spike in BC Hydro bill after buying electrical vehicle

An increase should be expected, but Brian Chwiendacz experienced a 200-plus per cent hike

The Anonymous YVR is an Instagram page that reviews restaurants and other establishments around B.C. based on how well they adhere to COVID-19 rules. (Instagram)
Anonymous Instagram page reviews COVID-19 safety measures at B.C. businesses

There are a number of public health orders various types of establishments must follow to slow virus’s spread

Jordan Naterer, an electrical engineer from Vancouver, was last seen Saturday Oct. 10. (Facebook photo)
Search efforts to resume for missing Manning Park hiker; Trudeau speaks on case

PM says he’ll do what he can to ‘nudge’ efforts to find Jordan Naterer, yet has little leverage locally

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)
National media calling for level playing field with Google, Facebook

In Canada, Google and Facebook control 80 per cent of all online advertising revenues

École de L’Anse-au-sable. (Google Maps)
B.C. records first COVID-19 outbreak at school, six weeks after students return to class

Three cases of the virus have been identified at École de L’Anse-au-sable

Most Read