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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 »

Choral Tapestry CONCERT POSTPONED

CHORAL TAPESTRY CONCERTS POSTPONED BY COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS A message from SBCS Board President, Karen Williams… Dear SBCS friends, Thank you for supporting the Santa Barbara Choral Society. Due to the ongoing  COVID-19 situation and the County Health directive that all gatherings over 250 people be postponed or cancelled, our  March 21-22  Choral Tapestry Concerts, at Read More »

New Year’s Resolution: Join a Choir for your health

We’ve repeated it again and again in these pages: singing is good for you. Good for your soul, for your brain, for your health. But it’s not just us saying that. This UK study offers even more proof to back up that assertion. Read it and, if you’re a singer and you’re not singing in Read More »

The Hallelujah! Project 7 – December 14 & 15 at the Lobero

Join us for some holiday cheer! Santa Barbara’s annual favorite, The Hallelujah! Project, returns to the Lobero stage for the seventh consecutive year with its trademark blend of holiday classics and seasonal favorites. Conductor Jo Anne Wasserman leads the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra in this enchanted performance of holiday merriment that is not 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.

Memorial Day remembrance brings out about 1000 in Santa Barbara – KEYT

Source: Memorial Day remembrance brings out about 1000 in Santa Barbara – KEYT