SOPRANO I AND II/LEAD SINGER
Meet Bel DaSilva, the Soprano I and II/Lead Singer of Poetic Sounds. With the voice of an angel, this very talented singer has graced different stages in the Illinois and Missouri area. She has sung and acted in musical theatrical productions such as playing the dramatic role of Kate Rushton in the SIUE Summer Show-Biz play, "Working", Tuptim in "The King and I", and various other musical roles in countless other productions. She shows her vocal range with beautiful operatic shows, such as playing the part of Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress and Katisha in The Mikado at the SIUE Opera Theatre.
Bel's unmatched talent has granted her the opportunity to become the Music Director/President and Lead Alto for Harmon-E, as well as the President/Arranger for Bella Voice, both A Cappella Contemporary Choral Ensembles at SIUE. She was also the Alto I and Soprano II singer for the Saint Louis Symphony.
Bel is a graduate of SIUE (Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville) in Edwardsville, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Music-Voice Performance. She studied and performed under the direction of Dr. Emily Truckenbrod for Voice Classical and Dr. Kim Stamps for Voice Jazz training. She has accumulated such honors as the Arts of Life Nomination: Best Featured Actress for the role of Tuptim in “The King and I”, the Winner of the Dr. Leonard Van Camp Memorial Award for Outstanding Vocal Students, the Winner of the Friends of Music Vocal Scholar Award, and Missouri State Choir-Soprano. We’re honored to have this talented and accomplished singer in our group.