|"It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Renee Barda. Ms. Barda recently performed at the 10th Annual Children's Champion Gala on February 17, 2007 to benefit the York Region Abuse Program. Renee's performance was part of our Orient Express theme and she represented Italy with a beautiful Italian aria. The response was tremendous and the guests were astounded by her powerful voice requesting an encore which Ms. Barda graciously supplied. Renee was at all times courteous and professional and I would not hesitate to book her services again or recommend her to other clients."|
York Region Abuse Program Co-char
|"Renee performed on the open-air Greek Theatre stage to a large and diverse crowd. She was the final performer of the festival and certainly closed the show on a high note. Renee's hour-long repertoire, which she crafted specifically for this event, included classical opera in several different languages along with more contemporary works. Her impeccable voice and upbeat stage presence held a large and enthusiastic audience. She was able to introduce each song so as to draw the audience into its story. There was an incredibly positive response to her show from both the community and the exhibiting artists with performance repeatedly cited as a highlight on our audience and participants surveys."|
Scarborough Arts Council
|"Among the 'finds' at this year's auditions, Burnett mentions classical mezzo soprano Renée Barda... And in August she will grace the Jubilee stage. She has a marvellous voice and will offer up some classical pieces as well as popular songs the audience will recognize."|
|Wayne Burnett, artistic director for the RBC Jubilee.|
Forever Young magazine, July 2005
"Renée Barda was a performer here at Hart House in the 608th Sunday Concert. The Sunday Concert series is one of Toronto's oldest running series; first started in 1922 shortly after Hart House's completion, the series has seen the likes of Glenn Gould and Anton Kuerti and the young Oxford String Quartet. Over the decades the programmes has grown in its breadth and genre of music but has always kept true to its classical roots. Renée's performance complimented our series very well and continued in a long line of talented vocalists who have performed there. Ms. Barda's performance was well received by the audience and contributed to a successful season."
|Zoe Dille, Programme Advisor: Music|
Hart House, University of Toronto
"Renée Barda is an excellent entertainer who knows what her audience wants. She has a beautiful unique voice and excellent piano playing skills which make her an entertainer that our seniors at Amica at Swan Lake have enjoyed many times."
Wellness & Vitality Coordinator at Amica at Swan Lake
"Renée has a beautiful and rich voice, which is enhanced by her range of song choices. She is able to sing a variety of musical styles and is very personable in her approach. She is very conscientious of her presentation and has a natural manner with senior citizens. Renée performs beautifully on our stage and I would highly recommend her."
Social and Activation Director
"Renée Barda has performed for the 'Women Enjoying Life' on a number of occasions. Each time she has delighted the audience with her wide and varied program. Her range in singing is exceptional and we look forward to having her perform for us again very soon. I know wherever she appears she will be well received."