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Barbara Lewis’s wide vocal range reminds listeners of both Anne Murray for her low notes and Judy Collins for her expressive upper range. Barbara performs concerts and one-woman theatrical shows. Her last original theatre work, Crossroads, finished with a 3-week run at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal.
Lewis’s concert for the 2013/14 season was titled, “Passionate Heart.” This show features the songs of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.
Until very recently, Barbara had remained devoted to the composing and performing of her own material exclusively. Of these works, videos for “Lullaby for a Deep Sleep” and “Body” have aired extensively on PBS.
With the show, Passionate Heart, Barbara began to include covers in her concerts.
Her most recent performances include:
• University Club of Montreal – Launch of “MY CANADA” Show
• The Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa, Canada
• California, (Carmel & Pebble Beach)
• London at The Aeolian Hall
• Ottawa at the Shenkman Arts Centre
• Montreal for the St. Columba Arts Series.
Lewis has performed with juno-nominated musicians and principle instrumentalists from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded 6 CDs. Several of her music videos play regularly on television (PBS & Classical Arts Showcase) in the U.S. Her current pianist/ arranger is the well-known, Toronto-based, Doug Balfour.
In Quebec, Joelle Proulx, F.A.M.M.E Inc. – 438-490-1267
Elsewhere: Kita Szpak, KS Communications – 613-725-3063
“MY CANADA – Singing the Soul of a Country”
This project will include some of our best-loved Canadian songs and the ideas that inspired them, through concerts, video & sound recordings, writing, social media sharing and collaborations with various other Canadian artists.
The 2-year long project is a celebration of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. Enjoy songs written by Burton Cummings, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, Leonard Cohen, Claude Dubois, Joni Mitchell, Buffy St. Marie. Luc Plamondon, Ruth Lowe plus many more. Lewis has recorded several of these songs backed by 8 instrumentalists toward a collection of songs called, MY CANADA – Singing the Soul of a Country.
Barbara is a featured singer & vocal coach in a recent documentary about music and healing by award winning filmmaker, Anne Henderson called, In The Key Of Claire. It has been aired on CBC TV and other TV stations, with numerous local and private showings.
Lewis is also a well-known vocal coach who specializes in working with older singers – both professional and amateur. In 2006, she founded a highly regarded web site: Singing-Tips-With-Barbara-Lewis.com that teaches about the art and business of singing. She gives talks and workshops on the art of singing and has written many articles and guides for aspiring singers in their quest to improve their art.
Barbara’s hobby is latin-dance. She is currently learning Spanish. Lewis splits her time between stylish, indie-music-crazy Montreal (where it snows a lot!) and sunny, glorious Mexico (where it rains a little).
Lewis offers two dynamite talks that are suitable for 40+ audiences.
1. “Singing After Forty” – Never Too Late To Discover Your Voice!
2. “Take my Breath Away” – Ways to remain creative and “in thrall” though out life.