Barbara Joy's CD "A King Has Come" Christmas/Winter Collection was nominated "Seasonal Album of the Year 2012" by the Canadian Gospel Music Awards. Barbara was honoured to be nominated by the GMA and attended the GMA Conference, Awards Gala and Show in Burlington, Ontario November 2012. This CD is a Christmas/Winter Collection of her own writings. She recorded it at Family Life Network Studios, with Executive Producer her cousin, Marshall Zacharias (Avante Records) and Producer/Engineer/Musician Jordan Jackiew (Resosound Productions). The CD Release Party was held at the La Salle Community Fellowship Church - October 30, 2011. The CD is available at Tredwell's Music in Winnipeg, Family Book Store in Winkler and iTunes.
Adam Kroeker of ChristianWeek writes this of her new release - A King Has Come -" Indeed the album's force lies in its portrayal of the world through childlike eyes...At times, Joy's soft vocal inflection seems to intentionally mimic that of a singing child."
Rob Williams of the Winnipeg Free Press reviewed "A King Has Come" Thursday December 22, 2011.-" Manitoba singer-songwriter Barbara Joy releases her debut album, an eight -song Christmas/winter collection of original piano-based tunes that probably won't be covered by choirs but makes for a pleasant diversion from the overplayed standards and is as joyful as her name.
All of the songs were written by Joy, who touches on the birth of Jesus on the title track: sings of the simple pleasures of the season on Celebrating Christmas; puts herself in the place of a young hockey player dreaming of a medal on Playing for Gold: and delves into winter imagery on Snowflakes and Mr. Snowman. " Thanks to the Winnipeg Free Press and ChristianWeek Magazine.
It is a highlight to have Barbara participate in Culture Days Manitoba again this fall. Barbara Joy is a singer/songwriter/musician with classical voice and piano background. Barbara has been part of the music scene in Manitoba beginning at a very young age by singing and playing piano, and later teaching, conducting, and accompanying. She is writing and performing her own songs and with her vocals and piano, she has found herself performing at coffee shops, private parties/concerts, and a variety of venues in the city, and Southern Manitoba. Barbara has accompanied several award-winning groups at the Meridian Arts Festival competitions and has helped them achieve high standings. She heads up a band at her church and is a voice and piano teacher, developing young artists.
Barbara Joy is launching her book "New Every Morning". Its a devotional book that she has written and she has been singing her songs and presenting readings from the book as she has travelled around Winnipeg to promote it.
(Photography of Barbara Joy - by Jennifer Klassen Photography)
Upcoming Christmas/Winter Gigs to promote my new album "A King Has Come"
Monday Nov. 28th - In-House Concert-Winnipeg
Tuesday Nov. 29th - Christmas Banquet -Rosenort Fellowship Chapel -private function
Wednesday Nov. 30 - In-House Concert - Winnipeg
Thursday Dec. 1 - Private Christmas Event -Winnipeg
Saturday Dec. 3rd -Featured Artist In-Store Concert l:00 p.m. Winnipeg Christian Book Store
Thursday Dec. 8th - In-House Concert - Winnipeg -private event
December Dec. 28th - In House Concert - Winnipeg -Private function
January 24 ,2012 - In House Concert - Winnipeg - Private event
February 16, 2012 - In House Concert - Winnipeg - Private event
February 26 . 2012 - Seniors Event - Winnipeg
March 14, 2012 - Seniors Event - Winnipeg private
March 21, 2012 - In House Concert - Winnipeg- private
April 19, 2012 - Adult Banquet - Winnipeg , by invite only
April 29, 2012 - Open Mic Night
Saturday May 5, 2012 - Sam's Place - 12:00 noon - Kids/Family Entertainment
Sunday May 6, 2012 - Manitoba Prairie Palette/Artists - Entertainment - 12:00-5:00
Friday May 11, 2012 - Mother's Day Tea - private event
Saturday June 9 - Kids/ Famly Event TBA
Wednesday June 20, 2012 - Birthday Party - private , by invite
Saturday June 30 , 2012- Canada Day Show - private event
More Summer shows
Barbara Joy and Marty - keyboard/guitar duo Friday July 27 , San Vitos Coffee House! 7:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS TOUR - WINNIPEG
Thursday December 6, 2012 - 7:00-8:30 p.m. (private event)
Friday December 7, 2012 - 2:30-3:30 (closed event)
Friday December 14, 2012 - 3:00-4:00 (closed event)
Thursday December 20, 2012 - 6:30-7:30 (closed event)
Sunday December 23, 2012 - 10:15 a.m. - music begins - Mars Hill Church , - Christmas Service ( a complete Christmas Celebration Service)
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Sunday January 20, 2013 - Mars Hill Church -10:30 a.m. Praise and Worship/ Speaker TBA
Tuesday January 22, 2013 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. ( private event) Winnipeg
Friday March 15, 2013 - 7:30 - Travel Mug Cafe with Faith Crystelle and Jenny-Lynne
Thursday March 28, 2013 1:45-2:45 - (private event) Winnipeg
Saturday April 13, 2013 - 7:30-9:00 Solid Rock Cafe with Marty and Jenny-Lynne
Sunday April 14, 2013 - Manitoba Prairie Palette Art Club- 1:00-3:00 - Rec. Centre -open event
Thursday April 25, 2013 - "Volunteer Appreciation" Event - (private)
Friday May 10, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. Mother's Day Tea (private event)
Saturday May 11, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. Mother's Day Tea - Mars Hill Community Church with Jenny-Lynne and Faith Crystelle
Saturday June 1, 2013 - time - TBA - Family Festival
Wednesday June 5, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. (private event)
Friday June 21, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Barkman Park Steinbach, Manitoba
Wednesday July 10, 2013- 3:00 p.m. (private event)
Sunday July 14, 2013 - OBBC - Praise and Worship
Friday July 19th, 2013 - Travel Mug Cafe - 8:00 p.m. singer/songwriter night, folk and Old Gospel Music
Fall Tour - Travelling Across Winnipeg
Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 - Culture Days Manitoba , Louis Riel Library , 1:00 pm
Friday October 4, 2013 - (private event) 2:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.
Friday October 11, 2013 (private event) Thanksgiving Event 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Saturday March 8, 2014 - Church of the Rock - Book Launch 7:00 p.m.
Thursday April 10, 2014 - (private event) Coffee House 6:30 p.m.
Sunday May 4, 2014 - Travel Mug Cafe - Book Launch/ Music Duo
Friday May 9, 2014 - Mother's Day Tea - 2:00 p.m. private event
Friday July 18,2014 - 2:00 p.m. Niverville, Manitoba - private event
more details to follow.....
It's been an amazing week at the Meridian Arts Festival!
The performances by the students have been fabulous!
A special thanks to the committee and all the volunteers and sponsors that make it happen!
Blessings to you all!