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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 »

SB Symphony: Bernstein & Americana

Don’t miss this tribute to one of America’s musical giants: Leonard Bernstein.  BUY TICKETS Evening: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 8:00 PM Matinee: Sunday, February 18, 2018; 3:00 PM Location: The Granada Theatre   The Santa Barbara Choral Society will join the Santa Barbara Symphony as they get the jump on what promises to be a Read More »

HP5: Magical Musical Holiday Memories Dec 9 and 10

Make some magical, musical, holiday memories with your family! Kick off the season in musical style with this year’s Hallelujah Project at the Lobero. The family-friendly, holiday tradition continues — now in its 5th year! Conductor JoAnne Wasserman has programmed a repertoire of holiday classics and seasonal favorites designed to delight the hearts of young Read More »

Auditions Aug 26/27: if you love to sing, come join us.

Here’s why: 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 to appreciative audiences in grand venues, including 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 »

Beethoven Ode to Joy Kicks off 2016-17 Season

Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Saturday, October 15, 2016; 8:00 PM Sunday, October 16, 2016; 3:00 PM at Granada Theatre The Ultimate Symphony Experience Celebrate the grandeur of music with Beethoven’s 9th, his final and most famous symphony. Our season opener unites the entire community, featuring the choruses of the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Quire Read More »

Handel’s Messiah 275th Anniversary Commemoration Concert

The 275th Anniversary Year Tribute to Handel’s Messiah on March 18 and 19 at 7 pm!  SATURDAY MARCH 19TH PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT! Though long associated with the Christmas season, the first performance of Handel’s best-known and most-beloved oratorio occurred at Easter, on April 2, 1742 in Dublin, Ireland. In fact, it was never performed at Read More »

Gala 2015 A Night of Merriment

Merriment and Money – by Richard Mineards, Montecito Miscellany To celebrate its forthcoming production of Carl Orff’s spectacular Carmina Burana – based on 12th century poems – with the Santa Barbara Symphony [and State Street Ballet] on its 63rd opening night at the Granada in October, the Santa Barbara Choral Society hosted “In Taberna: A Night Read More »

Spring 2015 Gala offers a Night of Medieval Merriment

Come ye, come ye all ye Lords and Ladies on May 30th, 2015 to the Great Hall at the Music Academy of the West for In Taberna, where you’ll revel in a fantastic night of feasting, imbibing, and dancing, and be amazed by magic, music, mystery and more!  HURRY — ONLY A FEW SEAT REMAIN! Read More »