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Tuning 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 »

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.

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 »

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 »

Come on along for a ‘Sentimental Journey’

Annual Spring Gala Fundraiser May 19, 2018 at Rockwood Woman’s Club All Aboard! Tickets available online here. Conductor JoAnne Wasserman will lead the SBCS chorus in a concert of music from Broadway hits and standards from the 1940s, followed by an evening of wine and retro cocktails, a cornucopia of canapés, dessert, dancing to big Read More »

Canto Sunset Soiree

Two for One Montecito Journal/Montecito Miscellany, Richard Mineards March 2018 Santa Barbara Choral Society has plenty to sing about as the tony troupe celebrates its 70th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of its director JoAnne Wasserman. To mark the double-header, long-time supporters Gary and Kate Rees hosted a sunset soirée for premier Canto donors at Read More »

Calling All SBCS Alumni – Sing a Song for the 70th

In celebration of our 70th Anniversary Season and her 25th Season at the baton, Conductor JoAnne Wasserman invites all SBCS Alumni (former singers) to join the chorus on Saturday April 7 or Sunday April 8 for a rousing rendition of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 5 Mystical Songs: Antiphon – “Let All the World from Every Corner Read More »

70th Anniversary Season 2017-18 Announced

Since our founding in 1948, we’ve been singing for Santa Barbara continuously for 70 years, offering area singers the opportunity to study and perform great choral masterworks and by those performances contribute to keeping the works alive for the cultural benefit of our community locally, regionally, and even globally. Though now, as we begin our Read More »

Why Choral Singing Builds Strong Bonds and Happier People

Research led by psychologist Nick Stewart of Bath University indicates that people who participate in a choir experience a greater sense of psychological well-being, brought about in part because they enjoy a greater feeling of togetherness and being part of a collective endeavor than others involved in different social activities. As many of our singers Read More »