Barbara Porter


I am a native New Englander, having grown up in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  I attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in organ performance.  I was the organist for several churches in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.   In 1996 I retired from organ playing and joined my husband Bruce’s choir at South Church in Granby.  After Bruce’s death in 2011, I joined the choir at OSA.
In July 2019 I retired from The Hartt School, having worked there for 29 years, first as Opera Production Assistant, and then as Coordinator of the Vocal Studies Division.  I continue to be self-employed in my home business – Barbara’s Stitchery.
I have two daughters, a step-daughter, and a step-son, as well as three granddaughters and two grandsons.
I love music, art, hiking, and kayaking.  I also love to travel – I spent a week with my daughter in Italy last summer, and – the highlight of the year – my sister and I spent a week in England at Christmas and attended A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge.