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$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

Photos from “Visions of Peace and Freedom” Concerts, by David Bazemore

Visions of Peace and Freedom Concert to Include the Santa Barbara Premiere of “The Journey of Harriet Tubman”

Join the Santa Barbara Choral Society and orchestra, under the baton of Jo Anne Wasserman, as we pay tribute to composers of the 20th and 21st centuries with Visions of Peace and Freedom. Saturday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 21 E. Constance Avenue Santa Barbara • Read More »

Review: Hallelujah Project 6

Montecito Miscellany by Richard Mineards Montecito Journal 13-20 December, 2018 Issue Hallelujah, Christmas is Here Veteran music director Jo Anne Wasserman was clearly in her element when the Santa Barbara Choral Society staged its sixth annual Hallelujah Project at the Lobero. The concert, which of course included Handel’s uplifting Hallelujah Chorus, was a glorious Yuletide Read More »

Canto Fall Sunset Soirée

Montecito Miscellany by Richard Mineards Montecito Journal 22-29 November, 2018 Issue On a High Note Santa Barbara Choral Society, which pefoms its Hallelujah Project 6 at the Lobero on December 8 and 9 with Sound of Music actress Angela Cartwright narrating ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, celebrated with a fall soirée at the Montecito aerie Read More »

Angela Cartwright is Special Guest Narrator in Upcoming Hallelujah Project 6

The Choral Society Board is thrilled to announce that film and television star Angela Cartwright will take the stage as this year’s celebrity narrator for Hallelujah Project 6 on December 8 and 9 at the Lobero Theatre. Get your tickets for HP6 – BUY NOW The versatile Ms. Cartwright is an artist, actress, author, photographer, curator, collaborator, Read More »

2018-19 Season Kick Off Party

By Karen Williams, Board President The Santa Barbara Choral Society’s 2018-19 Season Kick Off party held at The Music Academy, featured composer Ron Kean and filmmaker, Hannah Kean. On Wednesday, September 26, Santa Barbara Choral Society Canto Society patrons, gathered at sunset in the picturesque Kuehn Court to nosh at the annual wine reception kicking Read More »

Veterans Day Tribute: Sunday, November 11

Santa Barbara Choral Society is honored to join with Pierre Claeyssen’s Veterans Foundation to honor our nation’s men and women who have worn the uniform and who sacrificed to protect the freedoms we all enjoy. The one-hour tribute of patriotic songs and moving words is free and open to the public. Please join us to remember those we’ve lost Read More »

2018-19 Season Information

Since 1948, the Santa Barbara Choral Society has been presenting quality music to the community. We are pleased to announce our 2018-19 season  — the 26th under the leadership of Jo Anne Wasserman, Artistic Director and Conductor. We look forward to seeing you and sharing choral music with you! Photo: Our 70th Anniversary Concert, April, 2018. Read More »

Notes from Our Singers: Why I Am Planning to Audition (again!)

Are you thinking about auditioning for the Santa Barbara Choral Society? Do you wonder what it’s like to belong to this chorus? We asked our current singers to tell us what specifically moves them to go through the audition process year after year. Here are some of their responses: “Our weekly rehearsals feed my soul, and Read More »