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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 »

Check out the LIVE auction vacays available at our Sentimental Journey Gala!

At our Spring Gala on May 19th, we’re taking a ‘Sentimental Journey’ back to the days of our founding, 70 years ago in 1948. In the spirit of travel, we’ve curated a list of wonderful LIVE auction prizes that are sure to entice the wanderlust in your heart!  Check out these great vacay stays: Bear Read More »

Canto Sunset Soiree

Two for One Montecito Journal/Montecito Miscellany, Richard Mineards March 2018 Santa Barbara Choral Society has plenty to sing about as the tony troupe celebrates its 70th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of its director JoAnne Wasserman. To mark the double-header, long-time supporters Gary and Kate Rees hosted a sunset soirée for premier Canto donors at Read More »

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 »

Didn’t It Rain, Santa Barbara?

Yes, it did!  And in the middle of a long, dry spell, nothing could be more joyful than the sound of rain falling.  So tap your toes, clap your hands, and take a listen to the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Baritone, Ralph Cato singing Rollo Dilworth’s Didn’t It Rain?

Veterans’ Tribute Concert

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Celebrates Women in the Military While women have always participated in wartime efforts, prior to the Korean War they were not allowed to serve as regular members of the armed forces — except for nurses — during peacetime. In 1948, however, President Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, which allowed Read More »

ACDA Comes to SB February 2014

Lovers of great choral music will be able to hear some of the best high school and college choirs in the world as, for the first time, the American Choral Directors Association hosts its annual conference in Santa Barbara!  February 19-23!

Masterworks 2014 at the Lobero March 29/30

Masters Past and Present In the fourth installment of the popular Masterworks Concert series–and the first at the Lobero Theatre– Conductor JoAnne Wasserman has selected a repertoire that will include the Te Deum by 19th C Austrian Master, Anton Bruckner, juxtaposed with the works of three Modern Masters: American composer, Eric Whitacre; Norwegian composer, Ola Read More »

Verdi’s Greatest Hits with Santa Barbara Symphony

On January 25 and 26, 2014, Artistic Director JoAnne Wasserman will prepare the chorus to join Maestro Kabaretti and the Santa Barbara Symphony at the Granada in a performance of Verdi’s greatest opera hits to honor the 200th anniversary of his birth. Maestro Kabaretti has carefully selected talented soloists to complement the Symphony’s full orchestra Read More »