Tony Barr

BARR, Tony. b. Sunderland, County Durham, 22 September 1945. He studied at Ushaw College, Durham, thereafter pursuing a career as liturgist and musician. Barr worked for the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) and for the St Thomas More Centre (1984-1989). During this time he began to promote the work of Oosterhuis* and Huijbers and related Dutch composers, who exerted a major influence over the composers of the St Thomas More Group*. He studied composition with Bill Tamblyn*. After several posts in the UK, Barr emigrated to the USA in 1985, where he has been director of music and liturgy in parishes, including St Vincent de Paul, Salem, Oregon (1986-1994), St Joseph,...

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