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Paul Warner, Baritone

Native Californian, Paul Warner (born in Oroville, schooled in Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and San Jose State) tells us he was born into music and sang his first solo at age 5 in church.  His father was a big band singer and had a radio show on station KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA. He started formal choral training in the 7th grade and sang with various groups through high school and college.  He moved to Santa Barbara in 1983 and joined SBCS that year, which makes 2013 his 30th anniversary year with us.  He has toured internationally with the group, sung in the cast of La Boheme and Die Fledermaus at the Lobero, and performed in Mozart Requiem at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.  Though now retired from board service, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Choral Society in multiple stints over many years and has served as Board President several times, the most recent being the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

When not singing, Paul is an Electronics Engineer and owner of Electro-Mechanical Repair in downtown Santa Barbara.  His electronics career has led him to a variety of interesting tasks, including testing submarine missile guidance systems for Lockheed Missile and Space Co., fabricating and testing radar amplifiers and guitar amplifiers, testing disc storage drive units for Memorex, and even teaching in the Tuscon Public Schools at one point.

This doting father and grandfather loves to fly (pilots his own plane) and is an avid VW Bug junkie; he spends time when he can in the New Mexico desert with wife, Nancy, where they may one day retire.