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Auditions Aug 26/27: if you love to sing, come join us.

Here’s why: You’ll be a part of Santa Barbara’s longest running adult chorus (founded in 1948) made up of 100+ passionate amateur and professional singers from diverse backgrounds, accepted annually by audition. You’ll enjoy studying great choral masterworks (and other interesting music) and the thrill of performing with orchestra to appreciative audiences in grand venues, including Read More »

A Royal Afternoon Affair – Tea with the Royal Chef

Secretary Claudia Scott, President Debra Stewart, Honorary Event Chair Barbara Burger, and Vice President Mary Dan Eades. Choral Society Hosts Tea with Former Royal Chef Chef Darren McGrady Shares Fascinating Tidbits Saturday, March 4, 2017 by GAIL ARNOLD On March 1, about 70 supporters of the Santa Barbara Choral Society gathered for a Royal Tea with Chef Read More »

Why Choral Singing Builds Strong Bonds and Happier People

Research led by psychologist Nick Stewart of Bath University indicates that people who participate in a choir experience a greater sense of psychological well-being, brought about in part because they enjoy a greater feeling of togetherness and being part of a collective endeavor than others involved in different social activities. As many of our singers Read More »

2016-17 Season Kick Off Reception

Excerpted from the September 21, 2016 post…   Choral Authority Montecito Journal, September 21, 2106 Santa Barbara Choral Society, headed by longtime director JoAnne Wasserman, kicked off its latest season with a reception at the Music Academy of the West. Next month the talented singers join maestro Nir Kabaretti and the SB Symphony, as well Read More »

2016-17 Season Subscription Packages Available

Never miss an SBCS concert or event! Buy a Season Subscription Package now! ALL SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES SOLD THROUGH LOBERO.COM  PLATINUM SEASON SUBSCRIPTION ($465) Never miss a thing and be assured of VIP seating and invitation to the Patron reception following performances. Each Platinum Season Subscription supports our season with a $250 tax-deductible donation to our general operating fund. Read More »

SBCS Receives Montecito Bank Anniversary Award

Ten local nonprofits found a joint cause to celebrate Thursday — themselves, along with the 41st anniversary of Montecito Bank & Trust. And SBCS was one of them! During its annual Anniversary Grants awards, Montecito Bank & Trust highlighted 10 organizations, making an anniversary donation to each to help in the pursuit of their respective Read More »