Barry recounts how his composing began:

I began composing when living in Prague. I had moved there from London after my mother and brother both passed away at Christmas 2005. I completely stopped singing and music for 2 years, but then bought a baby grand piano and started tinkling on its keys.

At about the same time, I began to look for a place in the Czech countryside to start a music centre, something with which to remember my mother and brother by. I wanted something with a nearness to water, and on an internet search, the house at Klaster Nepomuk (right) came up almost immediately. I did not know of its historical and spiritual links before my visit, and fell in love with it as soon as I arrived there.

I began writing many songs which then formed the basis of my opera Nepomuk.


This was written between 2011 and 2012. It was a story based on the house and the historical events of 1393. The Arts Council of England funded performances in concert in June 2018 in Liverpool.

BELOW are some videos of rehearsals. OTHER WORKS
Barry has written chamber works for voice and instruments, choral and orchestral works.
In November 2021 the premier of his Cello Sonata was performed in Liverpool.

Rehearsal of Act 1 scene4 of the opera for Project Nepomuk in Manchester from Barry G Webb music on Vimeo.

Rehearsing the opera with Tim Bagley singing the role of King Wenceslaus Act1,scene 2, ending from Barry G Webb music on Vimeo.

Project Nepomuk was set up as a Cross Border Cultural Cooperation project, bringing people together through Art and Music, based in the UK and the Czech Republic.


Belief in the power of art and music having a positive effect on society.

A group of Liverpool artists and musicians went to the Czech Republic in June 2017 as part of Project Nepomuk, a cross-border cultural exchange.

4 artists and musicians met their Czech counterparts to start a collaboration towards the production of a newly written opera Nepomuk and art exhibition, to take place in Liverpool.

As part of the project, a British evening took place in November 2017 in the Czech Republic. Followed in January 2018 by an invite to sing at the Alpha Theatre Plzen, which was broadcast on Czech Radio. In March 2018 there was a UK celebration with a Czech themed evening in central Liverpool with Czech drinks, art and music to entertainment.

In June 2018 there was a concert performance of the opera Nepomuk.

Overtures are being made with “Nepomuk” communities in the World, in Brazil and the USA, to continue this cultural communication.