Barbara Joy

Barbara Joy

Adult Contemporary Gospel Singer/songwriter


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.

                                                       DECEMBER 2012


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)

                                                   ----   2013   ----

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.....





A King Has Come



"Playing For Gold" from A King Has Come

A King Has Come



"A King Has Come" from A King Has Come


Celebrating Christmas by Barbara Joy

Snowflakes by Barbara Joy

All Around the World by Barbara Joy


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Released: October 30, 2011

Producer: Jordan Jackiew

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