KiSara - Heartfelt Music
Sara began singing long before she could speak and people were enchanted with her voice, sometimes stopping on the street to comment on it. She was surrounded by music at a young age and began public performances.With her Mom being a talented singer songwriter, a mother-daughter duo (KiSara) was a natural and Sara loves the stage. Everything else drops away when Sara leaves the space… for the songs to sing her as much as she sings them. Music became a bridge which Sara has crossed to share all the possibilities of her gift, “Possibilities” being KiSara’s signature song. By the way, the spectrum of Sara’s own rainbow includes autism. And if she can see above and below the rainbow – why oh why can’t I!”
Born on August 18th, 1989 in Hamilton Ontario at 23 weeks gestation, weighing only 1 lb. 4 oz. As a result of life saving intervention, Kara was left totally blind and has Asperger’s Syndrome. Adopted at the age of 10 months, she became the youngest of five children. Her mother, Lynda, is a music teacher and she began to teach Kara to play the piano when she was 2 ½ years old- her gift was apparent from an early age. During her life, Kara Shaw has performed at numerous venues, released three C.D.’s and composed several pieces of music. Kara is currently working as the music director of St. John’s United Church in Belwood, as she continuously pursues a career in music performance and composition.
Brittany is a multi-instrumentalist (piano, flute, clarinet, recorders, and voice). She graduated from the University of Ottawa in the spring of 2017 with an Honours B.A. (Music and a minor in Psychology). At present, she is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz piano performance at Carleton University. She performs solo or in small groups with other professional musicians in and around the Ottawa area. In addition to performing, Brittany composes and arranges music and teaches part-time at a local music school. This November she will be honoured at the awards ceremony of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where she will receive gold medals for achieving the highest marks in Ontario in 2017 for performance examinations in Levels Six and Seven Flute.