Holy Family Parish, Concord is delighted to have noted organist and Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord MA music director Robert Barney join us tonight for our annual concert in celebration of the restoration of Holy Family's nineteenth century Hook and Hastings organ over three years ago.
A resident of Littleton, MA, Robert Barney
maintains an active musical career as a choral director, performer, teacher, and church musician.
He has served as Director of Music for Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, MA since 1994, and has taught piano, organ, and voice for more than 35 years.
has performed organ recitals in the United States and Europe as well as for conventions of the Organ Historical Society, The American Guild of Organists, and the Association of Anglican Musicians
, focusing his
attention especially on historic instruments.
In May 2014 he
was elected Sub-Dean of the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Mr. Barney has served as Artistic Director for the Boston Gay Men's Chorus from 1985-1997, Associate Conductor (1999-2004), and Interim Artistic Director (2004-2006) for the Treble Chorus of New England.
In September 2009, he was appointed Artistic Director of Youth pro Musica, the Boston area's oldest choral program for young singers.
Also an accomplished tenor, Robert has given solo performances at Wellesley College and the Connecticut Early Music Festival and he is a founding member, and artistic advisor for, the Seraphim Singers.
Mr. Barney holds degrees from Concordia College and The New England Conservatory of Music and his mentors include Ruth Taylor, Ralph Schultz, Robert Owen, Robert Schunemann, Donald Teeters, Frank Taylor and Yuko Hayashi.
Robert Barney, music director at Trinity Episcopal Church, will conduct J. S. Bach's much beloved Cantata #4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden" and Cantata #140 "Wachet auf".