May 2020 during the pandemic Barbara Joy released Pray ( Heal Our Land). She released two videos of it on You Tube, a lyric video and a music video and Chvn Radio 1250 did an article on Made in Manitoba. Thank you Chvn Radio. Barbara wrote this song about a year and a half ago and her band had performed it at a concert and a church worship service. She put it aside for awhile and during the pandemic she picked it up again and it was the right time to record and release it. Barbara did the keyboard work and back up vocals and Jordan Jackiew of Tailored Recordings did the other instruments and also did the engineering and production of the song. The song comes from the verse 2 Chronicles 7:14 , "If my people, who are called by my Name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." Be blessed today as you listen to Pray (Heal Our Land). Its on Youtube as a lyric video and also a music video.
Barbara Joy has just released her latest single Stille Nacht, Silent Night ( The Angels Sang) featuring Rosemary Siemens on violin. Barbara is again accompanied by Jordan Jackiew of Tailored Recordings , who is the engineer/producer and musician on this Christmas release. It was amazing how the song was recorded. First this song was taken to the studio in Winnipeg where Jordan recorded the initial instrumental tracks and then he recorded all the vocals and next it was sent to Rosemary's studio in Vancouver where they recorded her violin parts and sent it back to the studio in Winnipeg for Jordan to mix and master. Amazing how songs can be recorded in different places and come together so well. The song has made a few radio playlists and is available on Spotify and Amazon.com and please see below for a Youtube video produced by Steven Kiz. Corinne Thiessen is singing back-up vocals and Dave Miller has done the amazing guitar work for Stille Nacht. Barbara is performing it at several services/events this December. More details to follow on that.
Barbara Joy has just released her new lyric video Remembrance Day.
Barbara Joy is accompanied by Jordan Jackiew of Tailored Recordings, Dave Miller on guitar and Corinne Thiessen singing backup vocals. Barbara took close to a year in total to write the song, re-write and make sure it was saying exactly what she wanted this special song to say for Remembrance Day. Its a beautiful tribute to those who gave their lives for us so we would experience freedom in our country. God's peace to all, His love to flow.
The song is available on Spotify , Amazon.com. and YouTube. Hope you enjoy it as you reflect on that special day of November 11, Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Day Service - Monday November 11, 2019 at 10:45 Sanford United Church- Barbara Joy will be singing her new song Remembrance Day for this service.
Barbara Joy has just released her newest album God's Wonder. Its a collection of her gospel and folk/children's music. She has a love for songwriting and has put together a fabulous collection with the help of Jordan Jackiew from Tailored Recording. The combination of Barbara Joy's worship songs, folk and children's music make a fresh exciting sound. Lots of sweet harmonies fill each of the songs backed by a full band sound making her new album a pleasure to listen to.
CD RELEASE PARTY , SUNDAY MAY 6 ,2018 7:00 p.m. LA SALLE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
COME AND SEE BARBARA JOY AND BAND PERFORM FROM HER NEW ALBUM -GOD'S WONDER
FEATURING GUEST SINGER JAYME GIESBRECHT AND GUEST SPEAKER PASTOR AL FRIESEN.
In her album she has included her single Canada You're Our Home written for Canada's 150th Birthday! Its been several years since she released her Christmas Album that received a nomination at the GMA and she's excited about this new sound of songs. Photography for the album God's Wonder by Masterpiece Photography, hair by Jordy Rempel Colors Beauty and Wellness.
Thanks Manitoba Music for featuring my songs on the Holiday playlist again this year.
The CD "A King Has Come" may be purchased at Tredwell's Music Centre 4-10 McGillivray Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 1N4 204-477-4450 , email@example.com
Barbara'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.
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.
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)
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June 29, 2017 - Domain... "Canada You're Our Home"
December 27, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Christmas Tea ( private event)
February 16, 2018 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (private event) Barbara Joy Music
March 9, 2018 10:30-11:30 p.m. (private event) Barbara Joy Music
May 6 , 2018 7:00 p.m. CD Release Party - 7:00 p.m. La Salle Community Fellowship Church
June 5 , 2018 7:00 p.m. - Barbara Joy Music ( Private Event)
July 24, 2018 2:00 p.m. - Barbara Joy Music (Private Event)
September 5, 2018 1:30 p.m. - Barbara Joy Music ( Private Event)
September 25, 2018 7:00 p.m. - Barbara Joy Music and Alyssa ( Private Event)
September 29, 2018 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. CULTURE DAYS MANITOBA - Barbara Joy and Alyssa - Music Duo at High Tea Bakery for a free concert.
October 14, 2018 - Barbara Joy and Band at Winkler Emmanuel Mennonite Church -
Saturday June 8, 2019 - Bridgwater Street - Family Festival - Bridgwater, Winnipeg 11:00 a.m. performance
Saturday June 15, 2019 - The Stone, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Winnipeg , 7:00 p.m. performance
November 11, 2019 - Sanford United Church 10:45 a.m. Remembrance Day Service.
December 15, 2019 - Sanford United Church 9:30 a.m. Service - singing/playing Stille Nacht, Silent Night ( The Angels Sang)
Private Event - Saturday February 22, 2020 - Winnipeg , Manitoba
Private Event - Wednesday February 26, 2020 - Sweetheart Tea, Winnipeg, Manitoba