Hartford >> Following tour dates around the USA including the International Film Festival in Sedona, AZ, past member of the multiple Grammy winning Chanticleer, Terry Barber, performs The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford, 32 Front St., on Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 PM.
The rarest voice type in the world, Terry Barber is a countertenor, which means he can comfortably sing in the range above tenor, where women are typically heard.
“The extreme range of style in Lloyd Webber’s compositions is what excites me about performing this work,” Barber explains. “From the rock sound of Jesus Christ Superstar, to the traditional musical theater sounds in Evita, to the more classical sounds in The Phantom of the Opera, I’m able to share songs written for the baritone through soprano voice, and also a broad range of entertaining characters from romantic leads to villains.” Barber has a voice that spans more than four octaves.
The show will include hits from ten of Lloyd Webber’s most beloved shows including “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera, “Heaven On Their Minds” from Jesus Christ Superstar, and “Memory” from Cats in addition to other selections from Evita, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Requiem, and more.
Terry is a rare countertenor with an extreme range and versatile voice, equally at home in the concert hall, recording studio, theater, and opera house. A voting member of the Grammy Awards and member of the advisory committee for Nelly’s exTreme Recording Institute, his most recent recording was considered for 6 Grammy nominations. As a past member of the multiple Grammy-winning Chanticleer, The LA Times recognized soloists such as Terry, who gave “Great performances of vitality and verve.” Since that time, he has been a soloist for the world’s best venues from Carnegie Hall to Moscow’s Svetlanov Hall. And he can be heard on recording with artists ranging from Madonna to the London Philharmonic.
Founder of Artists For A Cause Inc., the nonprofit that supports artists who serve community needs, Terry Barber was awarded a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University and holds both a Masters degree in historically informed performance, and Postgraduate Performance Certificate with Distinction from Trinity College, London. He is a graduate of the musical theater program at Northwestern University where he also completed a music technology certificate.
His solo tours in the USA and Canada have had more than 200 performances where ‘‘...his grasp of the texts and elegant phrasing made for charismatic singing’ (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Tickets begin at $34 and are available by contacting The Infinity Music Hall box office at (866)-666-6306 or by going to Infinityhall.com/events where additional information as well as a video clip can be found.