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Tune in to a Virtual Memorial Day

In another year, at another time, before covid-19 gathering restrictions were in place, SBCS singers and Conductor JoAnne Wasserman would be standing at the Santa Barbara Cemetery and singing at the Memorial Day tribute in the Pierre Claeyssens’ Veterans Foundation ceremony on Monday. One of our favorite concerts of the year is to honor the Read More »

Messiah Turns 278 Today!

On this day in 1742 the most popular choral work in the world premiered in Dublin. Until the covid-19 pandemic shuttered the performances spaces, it was performed regularly around the globe, certainly at Christmas, but occasionally at Easter. SBCS performed selections of Parts I, II, and III in an Easter Messiah at Hahn Hall in Read More »

Sunset Soiree 2020 a Success – Richard Mineards Reviews

    SB Choral Society Soirée It was an evening of high note when board member Todd and Allyson Aldrich hosted a sunset soirée for Santa Barbara Choral Society at their Montecito ocean view aerie. “It’s a nice way of saying a big thank you to our Canto Society members who are the real foundation Read More »

AMERICAN MASTERS, October 12: Our First Offering of 2019-2020 CHORAL ARTISTRY Season

Don’t miss this one-night-only triple bill at The Granada, a Choral Society and State Street Ballet collaboration, with the Choral Society and Orchestra conducted by Jo Anne Wasserman. Featuring choreography by William Soleau, set to American composer Leonard Bernstein’s powerful Chichester Psalms, with chorus, orchestra, and countertenor Jacob Hall; renowned composer Morten Lauridsen’s ethereal Lux Aeterna, and Aaron Read More »

Big Sing! Wednesday, September 25th at noon, Granada Theatre Lobby

Do you like to sing? Do you want a little mid-week fun? Join Opera Santa Barbara and SB Choral Society for its first Big Sing! at the Granada Theatre Lobby. Take a different kind of lunch break and join OSB’s Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas for a reading of opera’s beloved choral works in Read More »

Auditions for our 2019-2020 Season to be held Saturday, August 17

Join us for our 72nd season, “Choral Artistry.” Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 17 by appointment. Send a message to auditions@sbchoral.org to schedule yours! CLICK HERE for more information about the audition process.