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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 »

Canto Fall Sunset Soirée

Montecito Miscellany by Richard Mineards Montecito Journal 22-29 November, 2018 Issue On a High Note Santa Barbara Choral Society, which pefoms its Hallelujah Project 6 at the Lobero on December 8 and 9 with Sound of Music actress Angela Cartwright narrating ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, celebrated with a fall soirée at the Montecito aerie Read More »

2018-19 Season Kick Off Party

By Karen Williams, Board President The Santa Barbara Choral Society’s 2018-19 Season Kick Off party held at The Music Academy, featured composer Ron Kean and filmmaker, Hannah Kean. On Wednesday, September 26, Santa Barbara Choral Society Canto Society patrons, gathered at sunset in the picturesque Kuehn Court to nosh at the annual wine reception kicking 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 »

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 »

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 »