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 »
Annual Special Events and Gala
OUR 2016 GALA IS SOLD OUT!!
HOWEVER, IF YOU’D LIKE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO HELP US FURTHER OUR MISSION TO BRING GREAT CHORAL MASTERWORKS ALIVE, DONATE NOW!
THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS!
Join us May 21st from 5:30 to 9:00 pm for our annual spring gala fundraiser!
We will take you on a Roman Holiday, transporting you to the Italy made famous in the films of Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, and, of course, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, as we turn the beautiful Rockwood Woman’s Club into our little corner of Italy and offer you a delightful evening with strolling musicians, fabulous Italian antipasti, limoncello cocktails, buffet dinner (pasta feast, gluten-free and vegetarian options available) catered by Via Maestra 42, as well as vino, imported gelato, and caffe! We encourage you to don your chic Italian finest and big sunglasses and get into the spirit!
Silent auction will feature Italian-themed baskets and bundles to bid on and the exciting live auction will cap the evening with the chance to bid on (and WIN!) fabulous vacation stays in Provence and Tuscany and more! All, of course, to benefit keeping the song alive in Santa Barbara, now and for future generations!
The theme is Italian because Conductor JoAnne Wasserman and members of the Santa Barbara Choral Society will be traveling to Italy in June as cultural emissaries of our community on our 4th International Performance Tour singing, among other things, Lauridsen WITH Lauridsen (yes, the legendary composer will be traveling with us!) While there, we’ll be performing in beautiful cathedrals and chiese with fabulous acoustics in Naples, Rome, Florence, and Lecco (on the shores of Lake Como).
The evening’s gala entertainment will enchant you! You’ll enjoy A World of Song Concert , the acappella and keyboard accompanied repertoire the chorus will be taking on our 4th International Performance Tour in June and this is your chance to get a sneak preview! Plus, you’ll hear the choral premiere of Jeanette Vacca’s enchanting anthem to our fair city, “Santa Barbara”!
ONLINE TICKET SALES ENDED MAY 7, 2016
GALA Tickets: Un billeto singolo (A Single Ticket) $125 per person, includes all the fun, the sumptuous Italian buffet feast, table seating, and the concert.
Sponsor a Table of 8 and bring your friends! $1800, Includes all the fun, reserved seating, first call for the sumptuous Italian buffet feast, vino replenishment ad libitum, a bottle of hand-crafted limoncello for the table host, VIP reserved seating at the concert, and more!
When in Rome… Gala + Concert
Saturday May 21, 2016
Rockwood Women’s Club
670 Mission Canyon Road
Please call our office at 805-965-6577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Join us for music, fun and food at one of our special fundraising events!
In Taberna : A Night of Medieval Merriment (Gala 2015)
Sponsor a table in the Royal Court for yourself and your friends and make it a merry old night to remember!
GoldRush! Gala 2013
Decked out in Old West style, in homage to California’s Goldrush history, Ms. Wasserman and the chorus took eager patrons along on a ride into the past with Kurt Weil’s folk operetta Down In The Valley. Read more about our 65th Anniversary Gold Rush Gala – April 20, 2013 here!
Out of Africa Gala 2012
American gospel takes it roots from the music of East Africa. The chorus, under the baton of guest conductor Dr. Eugene Rogers, an expert in that genre of music, sang and swayed to the East African rhythms, much to the delight of the safari-clad patrons. Read more about our Out of Africa Gala – June 2012 here!