St. Barnabas is an active, growing community that provides nurture, support, & guidance to enable all its members to deepen their faith and to carry out Christ's work in the world.
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. With 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.