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Past Dates

  • June 23, 2019
  • Haydn: Paukenmesse, Soprano Soloist
    Haydn: Paukenmesse, Soprano Soloist
    Parry Sound, ON
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  • I am so excited to be joining Whispering River Orchestra once again, this time to sing the Soprano Solos in Haydn's beautiful Paukenmesse (Missa in tempore belli / Mass in Time of War)  This is a beautiful mass with some wonderful coloratura passages and I am honoured to have been chosen to join them.

    Stay tuned for Date and Location of Concert!!

     

  • May 22, 2019
  • 120 Diner ‘Girl’s Night Out’ PRE-SHOW!
    “Two Darn Hot” Double Feature with Melissa-Marie Shriner & Kira Braun
    120 Church Street
    Toronto ON
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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  • Thrilled to be partnering with the beautiful and talented Melissa-Marie Shriner once again, this time with very different material!  Melissa-Marie and I will bring you our favourite Jazz and Blues rep, along with fabulous pianist Robert Horvath and an exciting rhythm section!   This will be at 120 Diner, at 120 Church Street.    It is a ‘dinner/theatre’ type venue, so plan on your evening to include dinner and our show!   Seating is limited... you don’t want to miss this!   

  • May 4, 2019
  • Vivaldi’s Gloria ~ Chorus York ~ Soprano Soloist
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  • Delighted to have been asked to sing with Chorus York once again, this time as Soprano Soloist for Vivaldi’s Gloria in D+, and supporting the Chorus throughout, and once again under the baton of Stephane Potvin, an inspiring and exciting conductor to work with!   There will be two performances, May 4th and 5th 2019.   Stay tuned for more details! 

    I will sing the #6 Domine Deus, and with Soprano Angela Gibbon in the wonderful Laudamus Te Duet.   Angela will sing the other two solos!   The remainder of the program are beautiful works by Tallis, Byrd and more!

     

    From the Choir:

    As winter finally leaves and spring is in the air, Chorus York and Artistic Director Stephane Potvin invite you to join us in welcoming the season with our annual spring concert. This year’s concert, entitled Classics in the Spring, is a program of classical repertoire, including Vivaldi’s Gloria, with guest soloists Angela Gibbon and Kira Braun. Also on the program are works by Tallis, Boyce, and Byrd. The accompanist for the concert is organist, Richard Hansen.

    There will be two opportunities to enjoy this program. On Saturday, May 4th,

    the concert will be presented at 8:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s United Church, 333

    Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill, with a reception to follow. The program will be presented again the following day, Sunday, May 5th, at 3:00 p.m. at Thornhill Presbyterian Church, 271 Centre St.,Thornhill.

    Tickets are available at www.chorusyork.ca/concerts or at the door.

    Prices are as follows: $25 (Reg.), $20 (Sr.), $15 (Stu. with ID), $55 (Family, 2 adults, 2 children under age 18), Free (children under age 10).

    Call 905-884-7922 for further details.

    Be sure to visit the choir’s website www.chorusyork.ca for details regarding concerts in Season Four, 2019-2020.

     

  • March 31, 2019
  • Schubert Mass in G & Vivaldi Gloria ~ Soprano Soloist ~ Choralis Camerata
    St. Andrew’s United Church, 5465 Morrison Street
    Niagara Falls ON
    Canada
  • 3:00pm
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  • December 2, 2018
  • A Festival of Christmas Choral Treasures
    Soprano Soloist with Choralis Camerata
    TBD
    St. Catharines
  • 12:30pm
  • TBD
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  • Matinee Performance at Welland Centennial High School Auditorium

  • December 1, 2018
  • A Festival of Christmas Choral Treasures
    Soprano Soloist with Choralis Camerata
    TBD
    St. Catharines
  • TBD
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  • November 30, 2018
  • A Festival of Christmas Choral Treasures
    Soprano Soloist with Choralis Camerata
    TBD
    Welland
  • TBD
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  • November 18, 2018
  • Recital & Reception / CD Launch
    DAMASK ROSES ~ CD LAUNCH with Peter Krochak, Piano
    345 Sorauren Ave, Toronto
  • 4:00 pm
  • $20.00
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  • Join Kira & Peter as they perform pieces from their upcoming CD, “Damask Roses”, a collection of Art Song by Mozart, Dvořák, and Quilter. A journey from the musings of a young girl’s heart, to rousing Gypsy Songs sung in Czech, and of Elizabethan love letters read through the eyes of the recipient. Their 6th CD together proves to be one of growth and their deep commitment to making music together shines through.

    Tickets are $20.00 and are available ONLINE ONLY at www.damaskroses.eventbrite.com  

    [Thank you for your patience as this removes the need for any Cash to be dealt with at the door.]

    We look forward to seeing you there!  

     

     

     

  • October 13, 2018
  • Mennonite Commemoration: 100 Years since the end of the Russian Revolution
    Mennonite Commemoration ~ with Russell Braun
    St. Catharines United Mennonite Church
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  • I am thrilled to be headed to St. Catharines again soon, for a Concert on October 13th ~ A very special occasion, this Concert will be an observation of the Centennial of the Russian Revolution and a Memorial of the Mennonite lives that were lost and who suffered during this time, and of 100 years of Mennonite aspirations and progress since then.

    Joining a Mass Choir under the direction of John Rempel, I will sing 2 verses from the fourth part of Schubert’s Deutsche Messe in F ~ The Offertorium.

    It is very exciting to be a part of this important vigil and I am humbled to have the opportunity to raise my voice in a thoughtful reflection of humanity and its struggles.

    Please join us at St. Catharines United Mennonite Church on October 13th. More details to come! ❤ *Special Guest Star and my wonderful cousin Russell Braun will be making an appearance!*

  • September 29, 2018
  • Koerner Hall - Free for All Concert
    Koerner Hall: Quilter’s “Love’s Philosophy” with Pianist Brahm Goldhamer
    Koerner Hall, Toronto
  • 12 - 3pm ~ I sing at about 1pm
  • FREE!
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  • Join me and renowned pianist Brahm Goldhamer as we perform Roger Quilter’s “Love’s Philosophy” on stage at Koerner Hall! 

    Part of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor hub of Culture Days events.

    https://www.rcmusic.com/events-and-performances/koerner-hall-free-all

  • July 11, 2018
  • St. Thomas Anglican Church
    Two Sopranos, One Voice ~ with Melissa-Marie Shriner
    99 Ontario Street
    St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 7:00pm
  • $17.00 Advance online $20.00 at the Door
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  • This exciting partnership with Melissa-Marie, a very talented artist, will be a selection of Art Songs, some Oratorio pieces, and Opera Duets for two Sopranos.  We are thrilled to be working with exceptional pianist Brahm Goldhamer!  Early Bird Tickets are available on Eventbrite and can also be purchased at Ryson’s Music in St. Catharines.

  • June 23, 2018
  • Church of St. Peter & St. Simon the Apostle
    RUSALKA in Concert ~ 1st Wood Sprite
    525 Bloor St East
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
  • 7:00pm
  • Pay What You Can
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  • Returning once more to Toronto Summer Opera Workshop (TSOW), Kira is excited to have the opportunity to work with Luke Housner and to perform the role of the 1st Wood Sprite in Dvorak's "Rusalka".    Join us and other singers who are coming from all over the US and Canada to work with Luke, and improve our craft.

  • June 1, 2018
  • St. Andrew’s Church, Toronto
    73 Simcoe Street
    Toronto
  • 7:30pm
  • $15.00
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  • This concert is part of a series being held in multiple cities (Oshawa, Ottawa, NYC, Montreal), each organized and hosted by local artists. The Toronto concert was spurred on by the recent, and many revelations in our musical and theatrical communiteis. 

    All proceeds from Inglorious Women: Toronto will go to the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic.  They assist under-represented women to build lives free from violence through professional counselling, legal representation, and multi-lingual interpretation.

  • March 28, 2018
  • Koerner Hall Debut
    Koerner Hall ~ 273 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2
    Canada
    tel:+4164085019
  • 7:00pm
  • By Seat
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  • I am thrilled to have been selected to participate in this exciting adventure!  After an intensive 4 weekends of Masterclasses with Maestro Álvaro Lozano Gutiérrez, I will join the other selected singers in a concert at Koerner Hall.   The opera Masterclasses we will attend offer a unique coaching and performance opportunity for singers in their early career.    Opera For All Masterclass

    I will be singing "Piangero, la Sorte Mia" from Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto.

    Tickets can be found here!

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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’s Degree in Music.  

Read more on Kira's 'Biography' page.

Photo Credits

Photographer: Robert Nowell, St. Catharines 

Hair: Michelle McKie, Shear Brilliance on 17, St. Catharines