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SPRING GALA! An evening at ‘Rockwood Abbey’

BUY TICKETS May 20, 2017 5:00 to 9:30 pm Rockwood Woman’s Club Tickets $125/ Reserved PatronTables of 8 $1800 Be transported to a posh evening themed around the iconic Masterpiece Theater series  Downton Abbey, where white-gloved footmen attended the creme de la creme of English society as they dined and danced.  (Period dress encouraged-choose your epoch from Read More »

A Royal Afternoon Affair – Tea with the Royal Chef

Secretary Claudia Scott, President Debra Stewart, Honorary Event Chair Barbara Burger, and Vice President Mary Dan Eades. Choral Society Hosts Tea with Former Royal Chef Chef Darren McGrady Shares Fascinating Tidbits Saturday, March 4, 2017 by GAIL ARNOLD On March 1, about 70 supporters of the Santa Barbara Choral Society gathered for a Royal Tea with Chef Read More »

Tea: A Royal Afternoon Affair – March 1

Enjoy Tea and Meet the Royal Chef, Darren McGrady – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!! Ever wonder what it’s like to have tea with the Queen? Join Conductor JoAnne Wasserman and members of the Choral Society Board on March 1, 2017 fro 4 to 6 pm at the beautifully renovated Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Main Read More »

2016-17 Season Kick Off Reception

Excerpted from the September 21, 2016 post…   Choral Authority Montecito Journal, September 21, 2106 Santa Barbara Choral Society, headed by longtime director JoAnne Wasserman, kicked off its latest season with a reception at the Music Academy of the West. Next month the talented singers join maestro Nir Kabaretti and the SB Symphony, as well Read More »

Italy 2016 Int’l Performance Tour

Four Talented Soloists traveled to Italy with SBCS to perform Lauridsen On June 14, Conductor JoAnne Wasserman took a combined chorus of singers from Santa Barbara Choral Society and Berkeley’s University of California Alumni Chorus to Italy for concerts in Naples, Rome, Florence, Pisa, and Lecco.  Traveling with the group was the legendary composer, Morten Lauridsen, arguably America’s finest living Read More »

Auditions set for 2016-17 Season

Annual auditions for new singers who wish to sing with the Santa Barbara Choral Society have been set for August 20 and 21, 2016. Read more here about opportunities to sing and how to apply to audition to sing in our 69th Season. As many of our singers will attest, singing with SBCS is one Read More »

2016-17 Season Subscription Packages Available

Never miss an SBCS concert or event! Buy a Season Subscription Package now! ALL SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES SOLD THROUGH LOBERO.COM  PLATINUM SEASON SUBSCRIPTION ($465) Never miss a thing and be assured of VIP seating and invitation to the Patron reception following performances. Each Platinum Season Subscription supports our season with a $250 tax-deductible donation to our general operating fund. Read More »

2016-17 Season Announced

Our 69th Season Takes Shape Artistic Director JoAnne Wasserman has programmed an exciting season of great choral music sure to delight lovers of the choral arts.  Here’s this season’s line up: Beethoven: Ode To Joy October 15, 2016 at 8 pm October 16, 2016 at 3 pm Granada Theater  Tickets: $29 to $134 sold through Granada box office. Read More »

Scottsdale Championship Golf Round – SUPER SILENT AUCTION

CALLING ALL GOLFERS! Enjoy a round of Golf on TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course or Champions Course, Cart Rental, and the Fairmont Scottsdale (Arizona) 4-Night Stay for 2 Suggested Retail Value: $3000 Minimum bid: $2500 Note: Does not include travel to Scottsdale. This Experience Includes: • 4-night stay in a standard Fairmont room at the Fairmont Read More »

Provence 5 BR Stone Villa 1-week Stay

Upcoming in the LIVE AUCTION at the When in Rome… Spring Gala!  Provence could be yours! Located in the heart of Provence, this magnificent stone villa in the charming hilltop village of Ansouis is perfectly situated to enjoy all that the Luberon and surrounding Provencal region has to offer: colorful markets, historic Roman sites, lush Read More »