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Next Up: Haydn’s Mass for Troubled Times (Lord Nelson), Vaughan Williams, Gjeilo, and Tin

Come join us to celebrate 70 years of Choral Society history!  BUY TICKETS As the Choral Society turns 70 and Conductor JoAnne Wasserman takes the podium in her 25th season, she’s planned a 70th Anniversary Concert repertoire that spans the choral canon from the classical to the modern, reflective of the uninterrupted journey from SBCS’s Read More »

Calling All SBCS Alumni – Sing a Song for the 70th

In celebration of our 70th Anniversary Season and her 25th Season at the baton, Conductor JoAnne Wasserman invites all SBCS Alumni (former singers) to join the chorus on Saturday April 7 or Sunday April 8 for a rousing rendition of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 5 Mystical Songs: Antiphon – “Let All the World from Every Corner Read More »

70 Years of Choral Society History

We gratefully acknowledge the Hutton Parker Foundation and Northern Trust for making our 70th Anniversary insert in the Independent possible. Read the full article here: 1005 SBCS 4c 4P Insert PROOF 092717

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 »

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 »

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 »