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Tag: Barry Johnson


A little French music with Northwest Repertory Singers


It’s the ultimate romantic evening: romantic musically, that is. This Saturday night the Northwest Repertory Singers finish their season with an all-French concert of choral jewels from Fauré, Duruflé and the like. Local baritone Barry Johnson is the soloist. And as a bonus, they’re hiring an orchestra for the first time.

“Contracting with the Northwest Sinfonietta is an exciting step,” says NWRS director Paul Schulz. “It’s part of the natural progession of NWRS as one of the premier vocal ensembles in the Northwest.”

The choir, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary next season, is known for high-quality singing and

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Baritone Charles Robert Stephens bumps Tacoma Symphony for Seattle Symphony in “Messiah”

Even among singers, this one’s pretty swift: Fox Island baritone Charles Robert Stephens, who was scheduled to be one of the four soloists for Tacoma Symphony’s annual performance of the “Messiah” Friday night, has bumped them at the last minute to fill in for an ailing Sanford Sylvan with Seattle Symphony. Tacoma baritone Barry Johnson has agreed to stand in for Stephens in Tacoma.

The soloist roles for the “Messiah,” Handel’s beloved oratorio telling the Christmas and Easter stories through aria and chorus, are vital to the success of a performance. Baritone arias include the famous earthquake recitative, the

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