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Beethoven Ode to Joy Kicks off 2016-17 Season

Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Saturday, October 15, 2016; 8:00 PM Sunday, October 16, 2016; 3:00 PM at Granada Theatre The Ultimate Symphony Experience Celebrate the grandeur of music with Beethoven’s 9th, his final and most famous symphony. Our season opener unites the entire community, featuring the choruses of the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Quire 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 Announced

Our 69th Season Takes Shape Artistic Director JoAnne Wasserman has programmed an exciting season of great choral music sure to delight lovers of the choral arts.  Here’s this season’s line up: Beethoven: Ode To Joy October 15, 2016 at 8 pm October 16, 2016 at 3 pm Granada Theater  Tickets: $29 to $134 sold through Granada box office. 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 »

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 »

Italy 2016 Int’l Performance Tour

Four Talented Soloists traveled to Italy with SBCS to perform Lauridsen On June 14, Conductor JoAnne Wasserman took a combined chorus of singers from Santa Barbara Choral Society and Berkeley’s University of California Alumni Chorus to Italy for concerts in Naples, Rome, Florence, Pisa, and Lecco.  Traveling with the group was the legendary composer, Morten Lauridsen, arguably America’s finest living Read More »