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Review: Hallelujah Project 6

Montecito Miscellany by Richard Mineards Montecito Journal 13-20 December, 2018 Issue Hallelujah, Christmas is Here Veteran music director Jo Anne Wasserman was clearly in her element when the Santa Barbara Choral Society staged its sixth annual Hallelujah Project at the Lobero. The concert, which of course included Handel’s uplifting Hallelujah Chorus, was a glorious Yuletide Read More »

Canto Fall Sunset Soirée

Montecito Miscellany by Richard Mineards Montecito Journal 22-29 November, 2018 Issue On a High Note Santa Barbara Choral Society, which pefoms its Hallelujah Project 6 at the Lobero on December 8 and 9 with Sound of Music actress Angela Cartwright narrating ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, celebrated with a fall soirée at the Montecito aerie Read More »

Angela Cartwright is Special Guest Narrator in Upcoming Hallelujah Project 6

The Choral Society Board is thrilled to announce that film and television star Angela Cartwright will take the stage as this year’s celebrity narrator for Hallelujah Project 6 on December 8 and 9 at the Lobero Theatre. Get your tickets for HP6 – BUY NOW The versatile Ms. Cartwright is an artist, actress, author, photographer, curator, collaborator, Read More »

2018-19 Season Kick Off Party

By Karen Williams, Board President The Santa Barbara Choral Society’s 2018-19 Season Kick Off party held at The Music Academy, featured composer Ron Kean and filmmaker, Hannah Kean. On Wednesday, September 26, Santa Barbara Choral Society Canto Society patrons, gathered at sunset in the picturesque Kuehn Court to nosh at the annual wine reception kicking Read More »

Veterans Day Tribute: Sunday, November 11

Santa Barbara Choral Society is honored to join with Pierre Claeyssen’s Veterans Foundation to honor our nation’s men and women who have worn the uniform and who sacrificed to protect the freedoms we all enjoy. The one-hour tribute of patriotic songs and moving words is free and open to the public. Please join us to remember those we’ve lost Read More »

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. 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 »