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

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.

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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.