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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 Jo Anne 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: David Bazemore.

Veterans Day 2018

Veterans’ Day Tribute
Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 10 am

Santa Barbara Cemetery
901 Channel Drive

Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens’ Veterans’ Foundation and Veterans of Foreign Wars

Please join us for a moving tribute of words and music honoring our nation’s military veterans. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, the date on which World War I hostilities in Europe ended at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

FREE to all. No ticket required.

Angela CartwrightHallelujah Project 6
Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 7 pm
(Note that Saturday night’s concert begins an hour earlier than usual, at 7:00 PM.)
Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 3 pm

Lobero Theatre
33 E. Canon Perdido Street

Our annual family-friendly holiday concert continues with a program of traditional and classical seasonal favorites with orchestra. The Goleta Valley Junior High Chorus will join the Choral Society onstage.

We are delighted to announce that this year, film and television star Angela Cartwright will be our Special Guest narrator for “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Ticket Prices: VIP/Patron $50; all other adults $25; kids 7 to 17 with adult $7. Tickets on sale now through the Lobero Theatre Box Office.

Visions of Peace and Freedom
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 7 pm
Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 3 pm

First Presbyterian Church
21 E. Constance Avenue (at State Street)

This concert features Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, written only a couple of years before the outbreak of World War II. We also present the Santa Barbara premiere of Ron Kean’s The Journey of Harriet Tubman, composed in tribute to the former slave and abolitionist.

Ticket Prices: $10 adult open seating and $50 VIP/Patron Reserved section (VIP ticket includes pre-concert reception); just $7 kids 7 to 17 with adult.

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CandleVerdi’s Requiem with the Santa Barbara Symphony
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 8 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 3 pm

The Granada Theatre
1214 State Street

Nir Kabaretti, Conductor. In collaboration with fellow community choral groups

Tickets on sale now through The Granada Theatre Box Office.

Springtime in ParisAnnual Gala: Springtime in Paris
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rockwood Woman’s Club
670 Mission Canyon Road

Our annual celebration showcases the chorus in concert, along with cocktails, dinner, and auction.

Tickets available through sbchoral.org after January 1, 2019.



Memorial Day Tribute to the Armed Services
Monday, May 27, 2019

Santa Barbara Cemetery
901 Channel Drive

Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens’ Veterans Foundation.

Please join us in this moving tribute of music and words honoring the sacrifices of our military men and women.

FREE to all, no ticket required.