jo anne wasserman conducting

OUR 2022-23 SEASON

2022-2023 marks our 75th Anniversary season which celebrates the Past + Present + Future. 

Saturday, Dec. 10 & Sunday, Dec 11, 2022

The Hallelujah Project

Launch your holiday season with our perrennial favorite “The Hallelujah Project”at the Lobero Theatre, Dec.10 and 11 with its seasonal classics and traditional holiday music, performed by chorus, orchestra and the angelic voices of children, who are drawn this year from The Music Academy’s SING! program.

Lobero Theatre

Saturday, Feb. 18 & Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023

For the Love of Music

Contemplative and evocative music in a sacred setting with piano accompaniment, The Choral Society will perform inspirational songs from the Renaissance to American spirituals.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Friday, Mar. 31, 2023

Voctave and the Gala Party

The season’s hottest ticket! Voctave, the world renowned 11-person a cappella group, will wow you their style and impressive vocal talents. Gala Party to follow.

The Music Academy

Saturday, May 6, & Sunday, May 7, 2023

Mozart to Modern

The Choral Society will perform Mozart’s Requiem and music by living composers such as Christopher Tin, Rollo Dillworth, and Ola Gjeilo accompanied by full orchestra.

First Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Oak Park 75

Current and former singers, friends and families will celebrate the day The Choral Society was founded in 1948 with a Pot Luck Picnic and Beer Choir.

Oak Park, picnic area

Past Events

Friday, November 11, 2022

Veterans Day Ceremony

Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens’ Veterans Foundation. Please join us at the Santa Barbara Cemetery on Veterans Day for this moving tribute of music and words honoring the sacrifices of our military personnel. FREE to all, no ticket required.

Santa Barbara Cemetery

Saturday, Oct. 15 & Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

Carmina Burana

The Choral Society will play a supporting role in the Santa Barbara Symphony’s spectacular production of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana along with State Street Ballet, Quire of Voyces, and children from the Music Academy SING! Program.

The Granada Theatre

Postponed

Concert of Remembrance and Resilience

A welcoming and reflective concert with selections from both classical and contemporary composers, timeless Black spirituals, and songs from many countries around the world.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day Tribute to the Armed Services

Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens’ Veterans Foundation. Please join us in this moving tribute of music and words honoring the sacrifices of our military personnel. FREE to all, no ticket required.

Santa Barbara Cemetery

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Community Sings

The Choral Society presents a rare opportunity for area singers to spend a day working on their vocal performance skills with celebrated choral conductor Dr. Eugene Rogers.

Lehmann Hall, Music Academy of the West

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Groovy Gala at Rockwood

Flower Power Silent Auction on the terrace with mellow 60’s music. Then inside for a Beatles Love, Love, Love Concert by the FAB Choral Society Singers, with Jo Anne Wasserman conducting. Enjoy a Sock It To Me Live Auction and get down dancing to Pop, Motown, Surf Rock and British Invasion tunes. What a night!!

Rockwood Woman’s Club

Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15, 2022

Pax + Amare

Duruflé’s Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs
The ethereal, intimate setting of “Pie Jesu” is the essence of the Duruflé Requiem, which shares a 20th century vision vastly unlike other Requiem masses. The serenity of “In Paradisum” conjures visions of angels welcoming weary souls to rest. Come listen and be at peace.

First Presbyterian Church

Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19, 2021

Handel’s Messiah

The Messiah, Part 1 and “Hallelujah” Chorus
Hallelujah! The holiday spirit comes alive with the rousing Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah. Come listen to this and all of the Part I “Christmas Section” of Handel’s immortal masterwork. ’Tis the season!

Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West

SOLD OUT

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Veteran's Day Ceremony

Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens’ Veterans Foundation. Please join us at the Santa Barbara Cemetery on Veterans Day for this moving tribute of music and words honoring the sacrifices of our military personnel. FREE to all, no ticket required.

Santa Barbara Cemetery