A classically-trained countertenor with an extreme range, and versatile voice, Terry is equally at home in the concert hall, recording studio, theatre, and opera house. He has been a soloist for Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Moscow’s Svetlanov Hall, to name a few. Terry was a member of the Grammy-winning Chanticleer. “The Many Voices of Terry Barber” is an entertaining, classically-driven program includes recognizable melodies and audience favorites. Terry sings works for baritone, tenor, alto and soprano, in French, German, English, Latin and Italian. Program includes La Donna e Mobile, “Maria” from West Side Story, Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Brahms Lullaby, “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables, “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton and works by Caccini, Brahms, Bernstein and many more.
Barber is a voting member of the Grammy Awards, and on the advisory committee for Nelly’s X’treme Recording Institute, his voice has appeared on every major record label, with Grammy-winning artists like Chanticleer, Madonna, Jewel, Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Smith, and many more. Whether performing classical or popular favorites, he “breathes new life into everything he sings” and crafts what the Los Angeles Times calls “performances of great vitality and verve.”
Terry’s most recent recording project, Christmas Presence, was released in late 2015. It was produced by seventeen-time Grammy-winning “classical producer of the year” Steven Epstein (who produced albums for Wynton Marsalis, Placido Domingo, Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo Ma, and Idina Menzel) and includes the hit duet, “Christmas Once More,” featuring opera star Denyce Graves.
In 2009, Terry founded Artist for a Cause Inc., a non-profit which helps visual and performing artists to use their talent for community improvement. His personal work with the organization includes the aforementioned “A Sacred Journey” tour program as well as “Classical for Schools” which will impact more than 10,000 students this year throughout the USA and Canada through a performance lecture, challenging their notions about what is possible with the human voice, and recognizing the importance of arts education and a classical foundation within the arts.
Terry received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance as well as a Musical Theater Certificate and Music Technology Certificate from Northwestern University. He received his Master of Music degree in historically informed performance from London’s Trinity College of Music where he also received a post-graduate performance certificate with highest distinction. Immediately following the completion of his degree, Terry was hired to teach advanced vocal ensembles at Trinity College, while simultaneously touring England with the Kent Opera.
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Terry Barber is an artists represented by CADENZA ARTISTS LLC, 12021 Wilshire Blvd #710, Los Angeles, CA 90025.