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Angela Cartwright is special guest in upcoming Hallelujah Project

The Choral Society Board is thrilled to announce that film and television star, Angela Cartwright, will take the stage as this year’s celebrity narrator for Hallelujah Project 5 on December 9 and 10. Get your tickets now for HP5 – BUY NOW The versatile Ms. Cartwright is an artist, actress, author, photographer, curator, collaborator, instructor, 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

April, 2017 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 — in performance of 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 »