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70th Anniversary Season 2017-18 Announced

Since our founding in 1948, we’ve been singing for Santa Barbara continuously for 70 years, offering area singers the opportunity to study and perform great choral masterworks and by those performances contribute to keeping the works alive for the cultural benefit of our community locally, regionally, and even globally. Though now, as we begin our Read More »

The Neuroscience of Group Singing: It’s good for you!

Singing is simply good for us, as individuals, as couples, as groups of friends, as a community. That’s something those of us who love to sing have always believed, certainly, but now there’s science to back it up. If you’re a singer — even if you’ve been unable to do any group singing for a 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 »

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 »

Italy 2016 Traveler Information Package

  If you are interested in joining us on a marvelous musical adventure through Italy in June 2016, here’s the information you’ll want to know about the trip and how to get started! The links below will tell you what you need to know and how to go about signing up! For the most current Read More »