Originally from St. John's, Kiersten Noel received both a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice and a Bachelor of Music Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Masters in Vocal Performance with a concentration in Musical Theatre from New York University. As a singer & actor, she has performed with many Newfoundland theatre companies. Some favourite roles include Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (Best Kind Productions), Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof (QVRRDF), Fantine in Les Miserables (Atlantic Light Theatre), Betty Haynes in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Tada Events), Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes (Peter MacDonald Productions), Meg March in Little Women (Theatre St. John’s), Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act (Atlantic Light Theatre), and most recently The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Opera on the Avalon). She has also been a soloist in Our Divas presents Tale As Old As Time and Our Divas Do Christmas, and An Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Broadway on the Rock with Theatre St. John’s. A great advocate of choral music and a lover of harmony singing, Kiersten was a long-time member of the Quintessential Vocal Ensemble, the national award-winning a cappella sextet Afterglow, and is currently a member of the St. John’s vocal trio The Sweet Serendipities. She has also toured the United States with the Cornerstone Chorale and Brass. Kiersten is a voice teacher and music/vocal director. Some favourite vocal directing credits include Best Kind Productions’ Fun Home and QVRRDF’s productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and All Shook Up. She has also adjudicated the Labrador West Music Festival. Kiersten is a composer and is currently working on Hurry Hard - The Curling Musical with her husband Timothy Matson.