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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 »

Composers Series 2015 at Lobero

This concert explores works evoking faith, praise, and deliverance, as seen through the eyes of three composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ola Gjeilo, and Rollo Dilworth. The journey begins with Mozart’s great masterwork Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K 339, written in Salzburg in 1780. The original manuscript was destroyed in World War II, but didn’t shed Read More »

Montecito Journal Reviews Hallelujah Project 2

Hallelujah Project 2 Lobero Theatre December 13/14, 2014 Longtime music director JoAnne Wasserman was in her element when the Santa Barbara Choral Society played its second annual The Hallelujah! Project at the Lobero. The sold-out concert, which of course included Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, was a wonderful Yuletide miscellany of seasonal cheer featuring the Santa Barbara Read More »

Stephanie Zimbalist to appear in Hallelujah Project at Lobero

Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra will welcome actress Stephanie Zimbalist to the Lobero stage on December 13 and 14 as special guest celebrity narrator for our fun-filled holiday concert, the Hallelujah Project 2014. Ms. Zimbalist, the daughter of late beloved iconic television actor, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr (and granddaughter of famed opera singer Alma Gluck and Read More »

Come Get Your Annual Hallelujah On!

  Come. Bring the whole family!  There’s something in this concert that everyone will love–the mathematical perfection of Bach’s Gloria; the sweeping, joyous music of the Rutter Gloria; the syncopated and unconventional rendering of Paulus’ Holly and the Ivy; traditional carols; seasonal favorites; Handel’s greatest hit, the Hallelujah! Chorus; and even an orchestrated, celebrity narration Read More »

SBCS Surprises Heal the Ocean’s Gala Fiesta

The sounds of the Brindisi from LaTraviata filled the corners of El Paseo Restaurant Saturday October 4 when the singers of SBCS infiltrated Heal the Ocean‘s annual gala, disguised as guests and waiters, to toast the crowd with the music of Verdi. SBCS soprano section leader, Christine Hollinger and LA tenor Xavier Prado, wowed the Read More »

Tribute to Women in the Military

Join us November 9 at 3 pm at First Presbyterian Church (State and Constance) as the community comes together to honor our veterans, with a special tribute to Women in the Military. SBCS and the Westmont Orchestra will provide the patriotic musical backdrop to this afternoon of homage to the men and women who have sacrificed Read More »

Audition for the 2014-15 Season

Annual auditions to sing with the Santa Barbara Choral Society have been set for August 23 and 24, 2014. Read more here about opportunities to sing and how to apply to audition. As many of our singers will attest, singing with SBCS is one of the best gifts you can give your adult self. Being Read More »

Anton Armstrong Guest Conductor for SYV Special Event

There will be peace (and music) in the Valley.. Artistic Director JoAnne Wasserman will prepare the Santa Barbara Choral Society singers to host the visiting University of California Berkley Alumni Chorus, under the direction of Mark Sumner, at the 2014 Choral Exchange Project May 30 and 31st. Singers from the two choruses will participate in Read More »