Kirsty Duncan is a Mezzo Soprano who lives in Whiteinch in Glasgow.
Kirsty is continuing her singing lessons with Nell Drew in Edinburgh, to pursue Operatic repertoire. She is loving this new challenge!
She joined Aria Alba - Opera For All in July 2013 and performed in their production of 'Dido & Aeneus' by Purcell in the Fringe in August.
She loves singing a variety of styles and is involved in many different singing projects.
Kirsty leads a choir for the Renfrewshire Carers Centre, a project which started in April 2013 and is going strong. It is an incredibly exciting project as it brings together management, staff, carers and young carers in the same choir. Lots of singing and lots of laughter!
Kirsty started the Dixon Community Choir in Govanhill (SE Carers Centre) and Whiteinch Community Choir in September 2014. She leads a Choir monthly at Renfrew Care Home.
Kirsty was a member of the Gorbals Community Choir, which is a fantastic group of
people who meet weekly to sing in the St Francis Centre. Please check out this project which is providing lots of singing in the Gorbals! www.givinitlaldie.org.uk
Kirsty has been a member of the Exile Choir for Origin Scotland and performed with them in Glasgow's Concert Hall and Edinburgh's Usher Hall in 2010.
Kirsty is a member of Whiteinch Church of Scotland in Glasgow. She moved to Whiteinch in October 2009 whist she was unemployed and she has built up a love for Whiteinch, through the family who gave her a roof over her head and the general church community.
Kirsty was a member of Findlay Church Choir and sang with them as the Alto Soloist in their 'Come and Sing The Messiah' at Findlay Church, St Georges Cross, Glasgow in November 2012.
More about Kirsty...
Kirsty Duncan, daughter of John and Pat, grew up in Twynholm, Dumfries & Galloway. Her childhood memories include singing with her Mum and Dad during car journeys, attending her first Opera (Mozart's The Magic Flute!) age 6 and being introduced to the film musical 'Singin' in the Rain' by Granny.
She always had a great love of music and enjoyed singing solo, in choirs and performing in the School Pantomime. She was part of Scottish Youth Theatre's Summer Festival in 2003 just after completing her final year at school.
In September 2003, Kirsty moved to York to study a BA (Hons) Performance: Music degree at York St John University. During the next three years she learned a great deal about music and about life. This degree (and the people she met through it) helped her become the singer she is today.
Studying such a varied mix of music: The Beatles, Stravinsky, Bowie, Blur, John Adams and Steve Reich just to name a few has given her a wider musical knowledge and has meant she enjoys performing a variety of music.
Kirsty has now completed not only her Music degree but an HNC Acting and Performance (Gained in 2007) and also a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (2008), which means that she is a qualified Career Advisor too!
Kirsty is based in Whiteinch, Glasgow.