CALENDAR

2024

Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition

Friday, Jan 19, 2024 - Sunday, Jan 21, 2024
All-day event
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

Body Mapping for Voice Educators

Thursday, Feb 15, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University, room TBD

a workshop for Laurier SNATS

Intro to Body Mapping for Musicians

Friday, Mar 8, 2024
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Mezzanine, Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music

Workshop for high school students

Into the Woods

Saturday, Mar 9, 2024
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University

Kimberly Barber as The Giant!

Into the Woods 2

Sunday, Mar 10, 2024
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University

Into the Woods 4

Friday, Mar 15, 2024
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University

Kimberly Barber as The Giant!

Into the Woods 3

Friday, Mar 15, 2024
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University

Kimberly Barber as the Giant!

Together we grow

Thursday, Apr 4, 2024 - Friday, Apr 5, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilfrid Laurier University, Northdale Campus

Breath and Soundmaking Workshop for parents

Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2024 - Friday, Aug 9, 2024
All-day event
Stratford, ON

Canadian and American Art Song unpacked!

2023

Movin’ and Groovin’

Thursday, Nov 16, 2023
6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Northdale Campus, Waterloo

Session 2 of workshops for Waterloo Family Network

Movin’ and Groovin’

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Northdale Campus

Body Mapping workshops for caregivers

Voice Day in Newmarket!

Saturday, Oct 28, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Studio of Sarah Amelard, Newmarket, ON

A day of lessons, classes and workshops with Kimberly Barber

Resonance Youth Choir Voice Workshop

Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mississauga

Choral workshop with youth in Mississauga

Faculty Showcase, Music at Noon

Thursday, Sep 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Laurier Faculty of Music

EmPowering your Voice!

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2023
6:30 am - 8:30 am
Beckett School at Laurier

Four two-hour voice workshops for adults

Body Mapping for Musicians

Friday, Jan 13, 2023 - Friday, Jan 27, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Beckett School at Laurier

Two 1-hour introductory Body Mapping workshops

2022

Opera Excerpts

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University

Opera Laurier presents opera excerpts, co-directed by Kimberly Barber

Opera Excerpts

Friday, Nov 18, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University

Opera Laurier presents opera excerpts, co-directed by Kimberly Barber

Three Decembers
(Jake Heggie)

Friday, May 27, 2022 - Sunday, May 29, 2022
7:30 pm
Manitoba Young People's Theatre

Winnipeg Little Opera

Pierrot Lunaire: Redux

Thursday, Mar 3, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University

with Anna Ronai, Jeremy Bell, Laurel Swinden, Katie Schlaikjer and Peter Shackleton

Three Decembers
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 - Saturday, Jan 15, 2022
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Rd. (at The Forks), Winnipeg, MB

Little Opera of Winnipeg

2021

Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 - Friday, Apr 30, 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Laurier YouTube channel

An art song recital with Kimberly Barber and Anna Ronai: Streaming February 11, 2021 and beyond

by Alice Philipp @alicetookmypicture

2020

What Every Singer Needs To Know About The Body

Sunday, Nov 29, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Zoom meeting

Hours 4-6 (Part 3 of full course)

What Every Singer Needs To Know About The Body

Saturday, Nov 28, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Zoom meeting

Hours 1-3 (Part 2)

What Every Singer Needs To Know About The Body

Sunday, Nov 22, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Zoom meeting

Hours 1-3 (Part 1)

PRANALIFE YOGA TRAINING WORKSHOP: WHAT EVERY VOICE USER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE BODY

Saturday, Oct 24, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Morning: Online via Zoom; Afternoon: Yoga at the Gallery: 154 Victoria St S Suite #7, Kitchener

Online lecture and workshop for yoga teachers in training including anatomical and embodied understanding of vocal apparatus and practical voice work

Three Decembers

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 - Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Salle Martial Caron, Universite de Saint-Boniface, 200 Avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg

Madeleine, Three Decembers, Jake Heggie, Little Opera Company, Winnipeg, MB THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Master Class

Friday, Mar 20, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Opera Division, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto

Master Class Clinician

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saskatchewan Music Festival, Regina, SK

Adjudicator

Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saskatchewan Music Festival, Regina, SK

2020 Wallis Memorial Opera Competition

Brahms Liebeslieder

Thursday, Feb 6, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Adjudicator Concerto Competition

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
von Kuster Hall, Western University

Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

2019

I never saw another butterfly: Music of the Holocaust

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Richmond Hill, ON

Pranalife Yoga Training Workshop: What Every Voice User Needs To Know About The Body

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 am
John Aird Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

CASP Conference Presentation: Mysterious Barricades

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 am
CASP Conference, Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton, AB

Gala Concert: Opening of CASP Conference

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton, AB

Faculty Showcase: Music at Noon

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Mysterious Barricades: The Stories We Tell

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Kitchener Public Library Theatre Kitchener, Waterloo

Closing concert: Festival de Fourvière

Sunday, Aug 4, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Chateau LaCroix-Laval, Lyon, France

Highlights

Faculty Showcase at Laurier
September 14, 2023

On September 14, 2023, Kimberly joins Laurier Faculty of Music colleagues Kevin Day (piano) and Jerzy Kaplanek (violin) for the Faculty Showcase Concert of the great jazz standard, Cry me a river. Microphone included! [photo credit: LD Brown Arts, Larry Brown]

Opera Excerpts at Laurier

Kimberly Barber co-directs this year's Opera Excerpts, "The Roles We Play" with Bridget Ramzy (BMus Laurier 2020) and Music Director Kate Carver. Performances on November 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm in the Theatre Auditorium at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Three Decembers

Little Opera of Winnipeg, May 27, 28, 29, 2022

All in all…

One of my favourite lines in the show is one of the last ones my character Maddie sings: “all in all, isn’t life simply grand? I’m so awfully glad I showed up for it”. And I’m reminded again and again this week (in spite of everything) of the truth of this statement for me specifically. Life is messy. Feelings are hard. We make mistakes and screw up. We hurt people we love. But at the heart of a good life is forgiveness and gratitude. Compassion. Humanity. Art, language and music.