Choir and Music
The choir at St Barnabas is a wonderful group of talented and fun people dedicated to enriching our worship experience and offering deep praise through great music. A non-auditioned choir, they perform at a high level and continually strive to expand their excellent, varied repertoire that ranges from Russian Orthodox music to American spirituals, and from Renaissance polyphony to Mozart–as well as premieres of new sacred works.
Led by Music Director David Bell and supported by organist Carole Tillotson, the St Barnabas choir sings every Sunday of the school year at the 9:30 am service and at other special services and events. Most notably, the choir offers major performance on Christmas Eve and Good Friday each year. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm.
Why is music important, not just to spiritual life, but to human life in general? Perhaps, as Karl Paulnack from Boston Conservatory said, it is because "...art must be, somehow, essential for life... Art is part of survival; art is part of the human spirit, an unquenchable expression of who we are. Art is one of the ways in which we say, 'I am alive, and my life has meaning.'" Let the entirety of Paulnack's address about the meaning of music explain what this means.
The choir at St. Barnabas helps to fill this uniquely human need in a fun, joyful atmosphere. Come sing with us!