On May 9 the parish will launch a new concert series featuring OrKidstra, a musical- and social-development program for children aged 5 to 18 living in under-served areas of Ottawa.
From the OrKidstra website:
OrKidstra is a social development program for children aged 5 to 18 living in under-served areas of Ottawa, Canada.
Our mission is to empower kids and build community through the universal language of music.
Here is a complete recording of the Evensong and Solemn Benediction held April 15:
Here is a complete recording of the service of Evensong and Solemn Benediction held February 19.
Here is a complete recording of From Darkness to Light: An Advent Procession with Carols, held Dec. 11, 2016.
Here is a complete recording the Service of Evensong and Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, April 17.
Here is a complete recording the High Mass of Easter Sunday from March 27.
Here is a complete recording the Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament that took place on Feb. 21.
The choir performed specially-commissioned settings of ‘O salutaris hostia’ and ‘Tantum ergo’ by Ottawa composer Gilles Leclerc at the Evensong service on November 16. These settings were written to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of St. Barnabas Parish.
John Wesley (1703–1791), one of the founders of the Methodist movement in the Church of England, issued these directives concerning congregational singing in 1761:
Sing all. See that you join with the congregation as frequently as you can. Let not a slight degree of weakness or weariness hinder you. If it is a cross to you, take it up, and you will find it a blessing.
Rave reviews for the new CD recorded by the Choir of St. Barnabas and Organist and Choirmaster Wesley R. Warren
The late-2012 release of the first full-length compact disc recorded by the musicians of St. Barnabas, Ottawa has inspired many – whether musicians themselves or appreciative listeners – to share their comments.