Ã¢â‚¬Å“performances of great vitality and verveÃ¢â‚¬Â - Los Angeles Times.
Terry Barber has just released his first solo recording in the pop crossover classical genre. It is a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society dedicated to TerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mother that passed away a few months ago. Writers for the album have written for Celine Dion, Jesse McCartney, Avril Lavigne, Nsync, and more. The album also includes cover songs by Richard Marx, Journey, and Melissa Manchester. Also, one of the albumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best songs, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bring It BackÃ¢â‚¬Â was written by Terry Barber and his friend, Terry Radigan.
At home in various styles, Mr. Barber was recognized by three-time Grammy Award winners, Chanticleer. He completed a full time World tour with Chanticleer, where he performed and recorded jazz, gospel, folk music in 12 languages, opera, and classical music ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary repertoire.
Mr. BarberÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recent New Age, Classical, and Pop recording releases include Karl Jenkins, Adiemus Vocalise, released by EMI. Terry Barber is a soloist on Crossing the Stone, released by Sony Classical and featured as classical album of the week in the United Kingdom. He has recorded three tracks on the Buddah-Bar chill-out series, Living Theater Vol.2, 3, and 4. DJ Tracy Young's remix of Terry's vocal for Ã¢â‚¬Å“The World Is A StageÃ¢â‚¬Â has been listed in the top 10 World-wide by various Djs. Terry Barber was included on the Reflections recording with Grammy-Award winning, Chanticleer, for Warner. He also sang on Jewel's Christmas Album for Columbia Records.
Mr. Barber received his Masters of Music degree in England from Trinity College of Music London with a Distinction in Performance. After completing this degree in 1997, Terry immediately joined the staff at Trinity College of music, teaching vocal jazz. Terry is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he completed the Musical Theater Certificate Program, and directed and produced Northwestern's premiere a cappella group.
Terry Barber joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera 2002 season for the opera, Sly, with Placido Domingo. Mr. Barber made his New York City Opera debut in 2001 in Il Ritorno dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ulisse in Patria. In summer of 2002 he performed at the International Spoleto Festival both the Spirit and Witch in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. While still at Northwestern, Terry was hired by Marriot Lincolnshire Theater for their production of Hello Dolly. A role was created with his extreme vocal range in mind for the musical A Robin Hood Tale, by Lawrence Rush and Kathy Phillis.
Recent highlights include Mr. BarberÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s debut performances at Carnegie Hall in the role of Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus with the National Chorale under Martin Josman, at Lincoln CenterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Avery Fisher Hall singing solos from HandelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Messiah, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra in HandelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Messiah under the direction of Nicholas Kramer. Recent performances with the New Trinity Baroque Orchestra of PergolesiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Stabat Mater with Evellyn Tubb earned him the comment, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ'...his grasp of the texts and elegant phrasing made for charismatic singing' -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Terry Barber has been involved in the entertainment industry since he was a child. His first performance at age nine, the title role in the Christmas operetta, Amahl and the Night Visitors, was also Opera NorthÃ¢â‚¬Ëœs launch. Since that time Terry has continued to be involved in productions at the highest level.