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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 »

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 »

The Neuroscience of Group Singing: It’s good for you!

Singing is simply good for us, as individuals, as couples, as groups of friends, as a community. That’s something those of us who love to sing have always believed, certainly, but now there’s science to back it up. If you’re a singer — even if you’ve been unable to do any group singing for a 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 »

Angela Cartwright is special guest in upcoming Hallelujah Project

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 5 on December 9 and 10. Get your tickets now for HP5 – BUY NOW The versatile Ms. Cartwright is an artist, actress, author, photographer, curator, collaborator, instructor, Read More »

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 »