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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 »

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

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 »

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 »

Ode to Joy: A Poignant Message for Troubled Times

Next Up: Ode to Joy, Beethoven’s 9th with SB Symphony October 15/16, 2016 As it is among the most popular of the choral masterworks, most listeners will be aware that the beautiful choral movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is taken from the 1785 poem An die Freude (To Joy) by Friedrich Schiller.  The music is powerful, but what Read More »