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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 »

Haydn’s Mass for Troubled Times (Lord Nelson), Vaughan Williams, Gjeilo, and Tin – April 7-8, 2018

Come join us to celebrate 70 years of Choral Society history! ONLINE TICKET SALES NOW CLOSED – TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR As the Choral Society turns 70 and Conductor Jo Anne Wasserman takes the podium in her 25th season, she’s planned a 70th Anniversary Concert repertoire that spans the choral canon from the classical Read More »

70 Years of Choral Society History

We gratefully acknowledge the Hutton Parker Foundation and Northern Trust for making our 70th Anniversary insert in the Independent possible. Read the full article here: 1005 SBCS 4c 4P Insert PROOF 092717

Veteran’s Day Tribute

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 open to the public. Please join us to remember those we’ve lost and say Read More »

Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem

April, 2017 Not performed in Santa Barbara in a decade, Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) returns on April 1 and 2, 2017! Conductor JoAnne Wasserman will lead the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra and two stellar soloists — LA Soprano Tamara Bevard and internationally-acclaimed, NY-based Baritone, Lester Lynch — in performance of Read More »

Hallelujah Project 4 – SB Newspress Review

CONCERT REVIEW: Taking holiday music seriously, and lightly The Santa Barbara Choral Society continued its grand, effective concept of mixing serious Christmas music with lighter fare, with ‘The Hallelujah! Project 4’ By JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT The Santa Barbara Choral Society, led be JoAnne Wasserman and joined by members of the Santa Barbara Symphony, performed Read More »

Oscar Winner Shirley Jones featured at Hallelujah Project 2016

Back for the fourth year, Hallelujah Project returns to the Lobero stage with the family-friendly mix of holiday classics and seasonal favorites designed to delight audiences of all ages.Tickets ($26.50* to $46.50* and $7* kids 7 -17 with adult) available in person or online at the Lobero Box Office or by calling (805) 963-0761.  *Includes Lobero facility fee. Read More »