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2018-19 Season Information

Since 1948, the Santa Barbara Choral Society has been presenting quality music to the community. We are pleased to announce our 2018-19 season  — the 26th under the leadership of JoAnne Wasserman, Artistic Director and Conductor. We look forward to seeing you and sharing choral music with you! Photo: Our 70th Anniversary Concert, April, 2018. Credit: Read More »

Notes from Our Singers: Why I Am Planning to Audition (again!)

Are you thinking about auditioning for the Santa Barbara Choral Society? Do you wonder what it’s like to belong to this chorus? We asked our current singers to tell us what specifically moves them to go through the audition process year after year. Here are some of their responses: “Our weekly rehearsals feed my soul, and Read More »

Auditions August 25-26: If you love to sing, come join us!

We invite you to audition for our 71st season! You’ll be a part of Santa Barbara’s longest running adult chorus (founded in 1948) made up of 100+ passionate amateur and professional singers from diverse backgrounds, accepted annually by audition. You’ll enjoy studying great choral masterworks (and other interesting music) and the thrill of performing with orchestra Read More »

Haydn’s Mass for Troubled Times (Lord Nelson), Vaughan Williams, Gjeilo, and Tin – April 7-8, 2018

Come join us to celebrate 70 years of Choral Society history! ONLINE TICKET SALES NOW CLOSED – TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR 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 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

Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem

April, 2017 Not performed in Santa Barbara in a decade, Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) returns on April 1 and 2, 2017! Conductor JoAnne Wasserman will lead the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra and two stellar soloists — LA Soprano Tamara Bevard and internationally-acclaimed, NY-based Baritone, Lester Lynch — in performance of Read More »