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PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Soprano Soloist with Whispering River Orchestra 
Schubert: Mass in G
Conducted by Catherine Maguire
Artistic Director Brenda Muller
MARCH 2018 

Solo Appearance with York University Symphony Orchestra ~ Winner of 2017 Concerto Competition, 1st Year Studies
York University: Tribute Communities Recital Hall
Conducted by Professor William Thomas
FEBRUARY 2018 

Men of Note Christmas Concert “Home for Christmas”  ~ Guest Soloist, Two Performances
Christ Church Anglican 
Maestra Oksana Vignan
DECEMBER 2017 
Hansel and Gretel ~ Role of Sandman & Dew Fairy (fully staged)
PC Ho Community Theatre
Tryptych Opera with Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Norman Reintamm
DECEMBER 2017 
Recital and CD Launch ~ Kira Braun & Peter Krochak
Atelier Umetsu
OCTOBER 2017 

Handel's 'Messiah' ~ Soprano Soloist, Two Performances
Conducted by Maestro Stephane Potvin
APRIL, 2017 

CCOC 50th Anniversary Season Launch ~ Guest Soloist: "In Uomini, In Soldati"
APRIL 2017 
Also performed with CCOC Alumna at 50th Anniversary Gala, Four Seasons Centre, October 2017

CD Launch & Cocktail Party "The Echoing Air"
Gallery 345
MARCH 2017 
Suor Angelica ~ Role of La Suora Infermiera (fully staged)
With Tryptych Opera and Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Norman Reintamm
FEBRUARY 2017 

Getting a Handel on the Messiah ~ Soprano Soloist, Two performances
Calvin Presbyterian Church
DECEMBER, 2016 

Christmas Brass & Midnight Mass ~ Soprano Soloist: Charpentier "Messe de Minuit", Rutter's "Gloria", Mozart's "Alleluia"
Knox Presbyterian Church
DECEMBER 2016 

Columbus Concert Band - 2nd Annual Benefit Concert ~ Guest Soloist 
Crescent School : Centre for Creative Learning Theatre
JUNE 2016 

Gianni Schicchi ~ Role of Nella (fully staged)
P.C. Ho Theatre
FEBRUARY 2016 

Baroque Tales ~ with Stephen Bell, Tenor, & Michael York, Baritone, along with Elixir Baroque Ensemble
Little Trinity Church
NOVEMBER 2015 

Of Love and Nature Recital and CD Launch ~ Kira Braun & Peter Krochak
Little Trinity Church
7 NOVEMBER 2015

Suor Angelica ~ Role of La Suora Infermiera (partially staged/off book)
Kingsview United Church 
Under the direction of Kristine Dandavino
SEPTEMBER 2015 

Le Nozze di Figaro - Toronto Summer Opera Workshop ~ Concert Version
St. Simon The Apostle 
Under the direction of Luke Housner
JUNE 2015 

Columbus Concert Band Gala "The Best of..." ~ Guest Soloist
De la Salle College 
MAY 2015 
Tafelmusik Baroque Masterclass ~ Soprano selected to sing for and be critiqued by Baroque expert Peter Harvey
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
MARCH 2015 

Un Ballo in Maschera  with Opera by Request ~ Role of Oscar
College Street United Church
Under the direction of William Shookhoff
FEBRUARY 2015 

Heart and Soul - Corktown Chamber Orchestra's Cabaret Fundraiser ~ "The Shepherd on the Rock"
Little Trinity Church
FEBRUARY 2015 

Choralis Camerata presents: Bach's Wachet Auf 
Under the baton of David Braun.  With Tenor Jason Lamont and Baritone Michael York
NOVEMBER 2014 

Exult, Rejoice Recital and CD Launch ~ Kira Braun & Peter Krochak
Calvin Presbyterian Church
NOVEMBER 2014 

Festival of Favourites & Collegiate Choir Alumni Reunion Concert
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
SEPTEMBER 2014

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Upcoming Events

  • November 18, 2018
    DAMASK ROSES ~ CD LAUNCH with Peter Krochak, Piano
     
  • November 30, 2018
    Soprano Soloist with Choralis Camerata, Welland
     
  • December 1, 2018
    Soprano Soloist with Choralis Camerata, St. Catharines
     
  • December 2, 2018
    Soprano Soloist with Choralis Camerata, St. Catharines
     
  • March 31, 2019
    Schubert Mass in G & Vivaldi Gloria ~ Soprano Soloist, St. Catharines
     

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About Kira Braun

Kira Braun possesses a light lyric coloratura voice, perfect for Baroque repertoire and Oratorio, as well as many ingenue roles in Opera. Also a Jazz lover, she enjoys performing various works, with a particular passion for pieces from the 1930’s and 40’s.   Pursuing a singing career has only recently become a reality in the past 4 years.  To further this and to expand her ability, Kira is currently enrolled at York University, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree in Music.  

Read more on Kira's 'Biography' page.

Photo Credits

Photographer: Maggie Habieda ~ Fotographia Boutique

Hair & Makeup:  Shirley Wu ~ Beauty Concept

Dress:  Eli Saab