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Photos from “Visions of Peace and Freedom” Concerts, by David Bazemore

Visions of Peace and Freedom Concert to Include the Santa Barbara Premiere of “The Journey of Harriet Tubman”

Join the Santa Barbara Choral Society and orchestra, under the baton of Jo Anne Wasserman, as we pay tribute to composers of the 20th and 21st centuries with Visions of Peace and Freedom. Saturday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 21 E. Constance Avenue Santa Barbara • Read More »

Review: Hallelujah Project 6

Montecito Miscellany by Richard Mineards Montecito Journal 13-20 December, 2018 Issue Hallelujah, Christmas is Here Veteran music director Jo Anne Wasserman was clearly in her element when the Santa Barbara Choral Society staged its sixth annual Hallelujah Project at the Lobero. The concert, which of course included Handel’s uplifting Hallelujah Chorus, was a glorious Yuletide Read More »

Angela Cartwright is Special Guest Narrator in Upcoming Hallelujah Project 6

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 6 on December 8 and 9 at the Lobero Theatre. Get your tickets for HP6 – BUY NOW The versatile Ms. Cartwright is an artist, actress, author, photographer, curator, collaborator, 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 »

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