Concerts
In addition to leading the musical portions of our worship, the St. Barnabas Choir formed the Concert Choir of St. Barnabas in 1988 which has presented concerts each year.The vision has been to showcase the power and majesty of music in a sacred space through concert programs of the highest quality. Under the creative leadership of J. Michael Roush, Director of Music and Liturgy, these critically praised concerts have established a high standard for musical performance in the tri-state area.

During the last twenty years, performances have included a cappella choral groups, choirs accompanied by both modern and early instrument orchestras, and visiting organ soloists.
In 1996, Metropolitan opera star, Jessye Norman, upon hearing the choir and the church’s acoustics, asked the choir to record with her a Christmas CD, “In the Spirit,” available in music stores.

In 1998 a new choral and orchestral work, The Mattern Mass, was commissioned. This work, as well as the Bruckner Motets, was professionally recorded by our choir and a CD has been released that is available from the St. Barnabas Music Department.


In addition, the visually stunning Richards, Fowkes Opus One organ has become a nationally-recognized instrument for its tonal qualities and musical versatility. Commissioned by St. Barnabas in 1988, the organ was installed in 1991. Since then, international organist, Gillian Weir, has played two concerts, as have other international organ artists. A CD has been recorded by national competition winner, Bruce Neswick. On September 3, 2006, the Greenwich Time newspaper featured a front page article on this organ. This article may be found on the NEWS page (see button on the left for link)

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