Barbara is a GRAMMY-winning ensemble member and soprano soloist performing the music of the Middle Ages through the present era.
As a soloist, she has appeared with Masterworks Chorale, Musica Sacra, The Boston Cecilia, Seven Times Salt, 7 Hills Renaissance Wind Band, and Long & Away: A Consort of Viols. As an ensemble member, she performs with the GRAMMY-winning ensemble The Crossing (Philadelphia, PA), Emmanuel Music (Boston, MA), Meravelha Medieval Ensemble (Boston, MA), Red Shift (Baton Rouge, LA), and Cappella Clausura (Boston, MA), among others.
She also appears regularly with many of the choirs of religious institutions around Boston; to include Church of the Advent, Church of the Redeemer, and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
An enthusiastic supporter of new music, she especially enjoys the opportunity to premiere and record new works. Highlights include recording Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century (2018 GRAMMY Award for Best Choral Performance), as well as performing the world premieres of Julia Wolfe’s “Fire in my mouth” (with the NY Philharmonic and The Crossing, 2019), Karl Henning's From the Pit of a Cave in the Cloud (2015), and Kile Smith’s The Consolation of Apollo (with The Crossing, 2014).
In addition to performing, Barbara serves on the board of the Society for Historically Informed Performance (SoHIP) in Boston and helps to produce their annual summer concert series. She is also the executive director of Meravelha.
Barbara is a member of Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their concert fee to organizations they care about. Barbara supports the ACLU, the Cocheco Valley Human Society, and Music for Relief.