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Noted for “her clear, focused sound,” mezzo-soprano Kira McGirr is a dynamic and versatile vocalist, equally at home as a soloist and collaborator, whose diverse repertoire spans from Baroque to contemporary. McGirr has been featured as alto soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem; Handel’s Messiah; Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Hymn to St. Cecilia, and Rejoice in the Lamb; Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes; and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, among many other choral works. She will make her debut with Canton Symphony Orchestra and Lima Symphony Orchestra during their 2023-2024 seasons. She made her 2018 debut with BlueWater Chamber Orchestra as soloist in their performance of John Corigliano’s Fern Hill and returned in 2022 as soloist for their performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Op. 86. She is a frequent collaborator with She Scores, a concert series through Local4Music featuring the work of living female and female-identifying composers.

McGirr will join Apollo’s Singers with Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra in Fall 2023 and is a frequent soloist and member of Cleveland Chamber Choir. As a recording artist, she is featured on Cleveland Chamber Choir’s album, I Sing to Use the Waiting.


McGirr is the Executive Director of Cleveland Chamber Choir and The Singers’ Club of Cleveland. She holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music.

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