The 2017-18 Season marks JoAnne Wasserman’s 24th year as Artistic Director and Conductor of SBCS. While you can read her full bio here, we’d thought we’d share a few things about her that you might not be aware of. She’s a California native, born, raised, and educated in the greater Los Angeles area, where she Read More »
Education & Outreach
Bringing the power of choral music to a large and diverse audience is a goal of Santa Barbara Choral Society. Our outreach and education programs include:
These are distributed each concert to local area groups. We believe that providing the underserved with the opportunity to attend our concerts creates a reciprocal experience by sharing our joy of music with a highly appreciative audience. Recent participants have included Girls Inc, Domestic Violence Solutions, St. Vincents, Family Services Agency, Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus, Vista Del Monte Retirement Home, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara. In 2012-2013 this program was generously sponsored by the Santa Barbara Foundation. For more information about supporting or applying to this program please call 805-965-6577 or contact us online!
Singing Youth Scholarships
The chorus offers musically advanced high school and college students the opportunity to sing the large choral masterworks with full orchestra and alongside our adult chorus members. For more information about supporting or applying please call 805-965-6577 or contact us online!
“Rising Star” Soloists
This program provides a professional experience for young and developing soloists, often recent graduates of conservatories and university, to perform with a full orchestra and chorus. Singing in Santa Barbara, to appreciative audience has been noted by many as a unique opportunity that has given a rising star confidence to move into even larger venues in Europe and across the United States. (Rena Harms, Lester Lynch, DeAndre Simmons ) For more information about becoming a named sponsor of a “rising star” please call 805-965-6577 or contact us online!