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Masterworks 2014 Reception Honors Lauridsen

The historic Hill-Carillo Adobe served as the perfect backdrop for the Choral Society’s pre-concert reception in honor of composer, Morten Lauridsen on Friday March 29.  Canto Society donors and Masterworks guest patrons enjoyed champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to meet and converse with the legendary composer, followed by a sneak preview of the closed Read More »

Paul Salamunovich, KCSG June 7 1927 – April 3, 2014

The Choral Music World has suffered a disruption in the force. The family of Los Angeles Master Chorale Conductor Emeritus Paul Salamunovich made this much-dreaded announcement today: Paul passed away last night at 11:25PM. He died peacefully surrounded by love and listening to the “In Paradisum” from the Durufle Requiem, so he heard the angels Read More »

Masterworks 2014 Comes to the Lobero

On March 29 and 30, in a concert that promises to be one of the most beautiful collections of choral music in recent memory, conductor JoAnne Wasserman has programmed a repertoire of masterworks sure to please the most ardent choral fan. Masters: Past and Present The first half of the concert will be devoted to Read More »

Verdi’s Greatest Hits

In January, the Choral Society will join the SB Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, for a celebration of Verdi’s greatest opera hits. During this 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth, what musical season would be complete without a performance of favorites! Maestro Kabaretti has carefully selected talented soloists– Angel Joy Blue, Soprano and Read More »

Wishing you comfort and joy

  We wish to take this opportunity to thank all our donors, who have supported our mission to bring choral music at the highest artistic level to our community for 66 years and counting!  We deeply appreciate your generosity!  Help us keep the song alive for generations to come, through a one time gift or Read More »

SB Children’s Chorus Adds Joy To Hallelujah Project

The sweet sounds of children’s voices will add to the delight this year in Santa Barbara Choral Society’s new holiday concert series, The Halellujah Project, at the Lobero on December 14 and 15. Joining the venerable 90-voice adult chorus and orchestra, the Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus will be featured in several numbers, including John Rutter’s Read More »

The 2013 Hallelujah Project

Artistic Director, JoAnne Wasserman, has been busy programming what is sure to become the most anticipated annual holiday musical event for the Santa Barbara community:  The Hallelujah Project! The 90+ voice chorus, orchestra, and soloists will take the stage at the newly renovated Lobero Theatre for this family-friendly program on December 14 and 15. The Read More »

Audition to Sing with the Chorus

Imagine the thrill you will feel, singing on the stage of the Granada to a house full of eager supporters, facing the conductor–whether the Choral Society’s own Music Director, JoAnne Wasserman, or perhaps Santa Barbara Symphony Conductor, Nir Kabaretti. Imagine being a part of yearly performances with other local arts organizations, such as State Street Read More »