Performance Experience

A sample of Kirsten Z Cairns’ extensive performing experience:
Kirsten is a singer of wide ranging talents, including in her repertoire appearances at arts festivals, oratorio performances with choral societies, weddings, funerals, fundraisers, and many concerts in venues from hospitals through town halls to pubs!
She has given recitals of art song across Britain and in the United States, including being invited to appear as part of the Amersham Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and giving a lecture recital for the English Speaking Union in Boston, Mass. Her work as a soprano soloist includes venues such as Dunblane Cathedral, Ayr Town Hall, Durham Cathedral, the Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow and the Old North Church, Boston. Her oratorio repertoire includes Fauré’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Brahms’ German Requiem and Mozart’s C Minor Mass.
Kirsten is also in demand as a performer of traditional British songs, and has appeared at numerous and varied events ranging from Burns Suppers to Remembrance Sunday services. Her primary passions as a singer are for contemporary music – Kirsten has premiered new works for a number of composers, and sang in the UK premier of Tan Dun’s opera Marco Polo – and for the importance of music in the community. She works for Scottish charity ‘Music in Hospitals’ and specializes in singing for patients with advanced dementia. The power of music to touch even the most seemingly ‘lost’ dementia sufferer is extraordinary and profound.
In the days before she decided to direct stage productions instead of appearing in them, Kirsten participated in many operatic and theatre productions, playing roles including Despina in Così fan Tutte, Rose Maybud in Ruddigore, Maria in The Sound of Music, and Melebea in the medieval play Calisto and Melebea.
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