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This Weekend: Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ at The Granada Theatre

Read about our collaboration with the Santa Barbara Symphony and fellow community choral groups here!

$20,000 in anniversary grants handed out by Montecito Bank & Trust – KEYT

We are grateful to Montecito Bank & Trust for awarding our organization a $2,000 Anniversary Grant! Read more about the awards ceremony at KEYT.com: Source: $20,000 in anniversary grants handed out by Montecito Bank & Trust – KEYT

Sing with Us! Auditions for our 2021-2022 Season on Saturday, July 24, and Saturday, August 28!

Audition now to be part of our innovative season! We’re expanding our chorus to take on an exciting 2021-2022 season that includes “Community Sings” and even a “Beer Choir!” Join us for performances that will feature music by Duruflé, Handel, Lauridsen, Tin, Vaughan Williams . . . and the Beatles!   Rehearsals begin in August Read More »

Our Spring Video “How Can We Keep from Singing?” is Now Available for Viewing on Our YouTube Channel!

You can now view our free Spring Video, on demand, by clicking in the “Watch Our Video!” box on our home page. Note: clicking on the upper part of the video box, where the logo and white text appear, will take you to the YouTube page. While on YouTube, please subscribe to our channel!

Our Spring Video Premieres on YouTube This Saturday, April 3, at 5:00 PM PT

We are looking forward to sharing this premiere with you and hope you will tune in! You can click on this link to bookmark the YouTube video page or set a reminder! Also, be sure to log in to YouTube on Saturday before 5 PM PT so that you can like, comment, or chat during Read More »

Santa Barbara Choral Society Tells Story of Resilience and Hope (Noozhawk Article)

We are only two days away from the premiere of our Spring Video, “How Can We Keep from Singing?” — and we are so excited to share it with you! Thank you to Noozhawk.com for featuring our premiere in its Arts section. You can read the article here, and register in advance to have a Read More »

Virtual Choir? No Treble! (Santa Barbara News-Press Article)

Thank you to the Santa Barbara News-Press for the article by Grayce McCormick about our upcoming Spring Video Premiere! We can’t wait to share “How Can We Keep from Singing?” with you on Saturday, April 3, at 5:00 PM PT! Check back soon for a link to the YouTube video! And in the meantime, you Read More »

Join us Saturday, April 3, for an Exciting Virtual Spring Video Premiere

We have never missed a performance season since our founding in 1948. Despite wildfires and mud slides, the show has always gone on, and we’re determined that even during a worldwide pandemic, the 2021 season will be no exception. We are pleased to present our first offering of the 2020-2021 season, a Virtual Spring Video. Read More »

The Neuroscience of Group Singing: It’s good for you!

Singing is simply good for us, as individuals, as couples, as groups of friends, as a community. That’s something those of us who love to sing have always believed, certainly, but now there’s science to back it up. If you’re a singer — even if you’ve been unable to do any group singing for a Read More »

Tuning in to a Virtual Memorial Day

In another year, at another time, before covid-19 gathering restrictions were in place, SBCS singers and Conductor JoAnne Wasserman would be standing at the Santa Barbara Cemetery and singing at the Memorial Day tribute in the Pierre Claeyssens’ Veterans Foundation ceremony on Monday. One of our favorite concerts of the year is to honor the Read More »

Messiah Turns 278 Today!

On this day in 1742 the most popular choral work in the world premiered in Dublin. Until the covid-19 pandemic shuttered the performances spaces, it was performed regularly around the globe, certainly at Christmas, but occasionally at Easter. SBCS performed selections of Parts I, II, and III in an Easter Messiah at Hahn Hall in Read More »

Sunset Soiree 2020 a Success – Richard Mineards Reviews

    SB Choral Society Soirée It was an evening of high note when board member Todd and Allyson Aldrich hosted a sunset soirée for Santa Barbara Choral Society at their Montecito ocean view aerie. “It’s a nice way of saying a big thank you to our Canto Society members who are the real foundation Read More »