jo anne wasserman conducting

OUR 2023-24 SEASON

Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024

Red, White & Blues

With a nod to America’s rich multi-cultural heritage of musical traditions, this folk-forward program features selected works by revered American composers.

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2024

Toi, Toi, Toi

In operatic tradition, the phrase toi, toi, toi is a way of wishing singers good luck prior to a performance. Remember this when you join guest soloists and Choral Society members for an evening of opera’s most iconic choruses and an opulent dinner at The Choral Society’s annual fundraising gala at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club at Rockwood. They will thank you.

Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12

Visionaries – Then & Now

From the transcendent visions of Paradise in Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem (1890), to the soaring notes of contemporary composer Christopher Tin’s most celebrated works, the Choral Society’s season finale – enlivened by breathtaking video projections – promises an uplifting vocal and visual journey you will not soon forget.

Past Events

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Oak Park 75

A potluck picnic and “Beer choir” (i.e. sing-along). Beer and soft beverages provided. Bring food for yourself and enough to share with four other people. Songbooks will be provided. (No rehearsal necessary.)

Oak Park
600 West Alamar
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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

Friday, Mar. 31, 2023

Voctave at Hahn Hall

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 celebrating our 75th and Jo Anne’s 30th season anniversary immediately follows the concert.

 

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

For the Love of Music

A contemplative and evocative musical valentine featuring inspirational songs from the Rennaisance to American Spirituals in a sacred setting.

Trinity Episcopal Church

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, 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