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SPRING GALA! An evening at ‘Rockwood Abbey’

BUY TICKETS May 20, 2017 5:00 to 9:30 pm Rockwood Woman’s Club Tickets $125/ Reserved PatronTables of 8 $1800 Be transported to a posh evening themed around the iconic Masterpiece Theater series  Downton Abbey, where white-gloved footmen attended the creme de la creme of English society as they dined and danced.  (Period dress encouraged-choose your epoch from 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 »

Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! Not performed in Santa Barbara in a decade, Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) returns on April 1 and 2, 2017! Conductor JoAnne Wasserman will lead the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra and two stellar soloists — LA Soprano Tamara Bevard and internationally-acclaimed, NY-based Baritone, Lester Lynch — Read More »

Tea: A Royal Afternoon Affair – March 1

Enjoy Tea and Meet the Royal Chef, Darren McGrady – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!! Ever wonder what it’s like to have tea with the Queen? Join Conductor JoAnne Wasserman and members of the Choral Society Board on March 1, 2017 fro 4 to 6 pm at the beautifully renovated Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Main Read More »

Hallelujah Project 4 – SB Newspress Review

CONCERT REVIEW: Taking holiday music seriously, and lightly The Santa Barbara Choral Society continued its grand, effective concept of mixing serious Christmas music with lighter fare, with ‘The Hallelujah! Project 4’ By JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT The Santa Barbara Choral Society, led be JoAnne Wasserman and joined by members of the Santa Barbara Symphony, performed 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 »

Oscar Winner Shirley Jones featured at Hallelujah Project 2016

Back for the fourth year, Hallelujah Project returns to the Lobero stage with the family-friendly mix of holiday classics and seasonal favorites designed to delight audiences of all ages.Tickets ($26.50* to $46.50* and $7* kids 7 -17 with adult) available in person or online at the Lobero Box Office or by calling (805) 963-0761.  *Includes Lobero facility fee. 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 »

Ode to Joy: A Poignant Message for Troubled Times

Next Up: Ode to Joy, Beethoven’s 9th with SB Symphony October 15/16, 2016 As it is among the most popular of the choral masterworks, most listeners will be aware that the beautiful choral movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is taken from the 1785 poem An die Freude (To Joy) by Friedrich Schiller.  The music is powerful, but what Read More »

Veteran’s Day Tribute

Santa Barbara Choral Society is honored to join with Pierre Claeyssen’s Veterans Foundation to honor our nation’s men and women who have worn the uniform and who sacrificed to protect the freedoms we all enjoy. The one-hour tribute of patriotic songs and moving words is open to the public. Please join us to remember those we’ve lost and say Read More »