\"A powerful energy field of fantasy and fun\"
Heather\'s concerts are chock-full of quirky, upbeat, sing-along songs to stimulate the imagination and tickle the funny bone. Heather combines stories and songs into a seamless whole that celebrates the beauty and value of us all. People of all ages, from toddlers to grandparents, get swept up by Heather\'s exuberance and can\'t help but sing and dance along. Her repertoire includes songs in many musical styles, from folk to rap, country & western to rock & roll.
Heather released her fourth children\'s recording, Chickee\'s On The Run!, to great critical acclaim. Not only did it receive a JUNO nomination, but also received the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the National Parenting Publications Gold Award, and the Best Children’s Recordings Listing in “Emergency Librarian.” The coveted Parents’ Choice Awards are often referred to in the U.S. press as the Oscars of children’s media. The National Parenting Publications Association (NAPPA) does a national review of the best in children’s media with a focus on quality products that have a sustained educational and entertainment value.
Following in the sound waves of A Duck In New York City, Bellybutton, and Purple People Eater, Chickee\'s On The Run! sparkles, with songs like \"The Tortoise Race\", \"Only in Australia\", and \"Salt in Your Socks\".
The Kitchener-Waterloo Record called A Duck In New York City \"an outstanding production\". Kids Toronto said it\'s \"as hip as they come... Bishop successfully deals with feelings and attitudes... her humour captures the listener\". A Duck in New York City was also awarded the Parents\' Choice Gold Award.
From her home in rural Manitoba, Heather tours far and wide across Canada and the United States. She performs for arts organizations, community groups, schools, and festivals in major cities, rural towns, and remote communities. Over the past few years Heather has gone abroad touring in Australia, Scotland and Wales. She also has had her children\'s repertoire arranged for orchestra and has performed numerous family concerts with symphony orchestras both in Canada and the United States.
Heather has been featured on many national radio programs, including Morningside and The Gabereau Show. She was filmed for Listen Up!, a half-hour TV profile series of prominent Canadian musicians, and was included in a series of children\'s concerts for BCTV that has been broadcast in several regions of Canada. Heather has been a special guest on a number of episodes of Fred Penner\'s Place.
Heather conducts hands-on Teachers\' Workshops called \"Music Lives In Us All\" focusing on the use of music as an educational tool throughout the curriculum. Music is motivational and Heather presents practical activities for use in the areas of language arts, science, and social skills. The workshop content can be applied readily and effectively in the classroom.
\"Without a single strobe light or special effect, Bishop can tame an entire auditorium full of short attention spans.\"
Anchorage Daily News. Alaska .
\"Heather\'s experience, professionalism, talent and genuine appreciation of young people shine through the entire concert. An excellent tour.\"
Karen Mondor • Junior Concerts, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils
\"The audience hooted and howled with pleasure. In a non-stop performance, Bishop showed enough sparkle and stage savvy to appeal to both children and adults.\"
The Columbian • Vancouver, WA
\"What an absolute pleasure it was to have Heather back at our theatre. Her performance was packed with fun and energy.\"
The Arden Theatre . St. Albert, Alberta .
“A voice that can hold a note to make an opera singer jealous, friendly manner, and know how\"
Gravenhurst News • Ontario
\"Heather Bishop was a hit... she opened the children\'s entertainment series with a bang.\"
The Community Press • Tweed. Ontario
\"A simply outstanding performance. Heather captivated her audience by combining an energetic style of singing and antics with continual audience participation. Her manner of relating to the children while entertaining them was excellent.\"
Principal. Port McNeill, BC
\"Staring blankly at a TV screen this isn\'t - it\'s interactive entertainment. Heather Bishop style.\"
Winnipeg Free Press • Manitoba
\"Heather left behind a very happy theatre and an extremely thrilled audience.\"
Meadowvale Theatre • Mississauga, ON