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Meet the Chorus

Todd Aldrich – Tenor and Board Member

Todd Aldrich

Todd Aldrich is licensed Attorney, and investor. He is a co-founder of the investment partnership Aldrich Maxwell Capital Partners, and serves on the Board of Directors at Intek Plastics in Hastings, MN. He also is a member of Montecito Rotary. He is active in a capital campaign effort for the non-profit Project for Pride in Living in Read More »

Anita Baldwin & Mary Byrd: Altos – and Neighbors!

Altos Anita and Mary

Anita Baldwin and Mary Byrd, altos, both decided this past summer to audition for our chorus, but for different reasons. Anita, a retired project manager, auditioned because a fellow member of her church choir is in the chorus and, having been to some of our previous concerts, Anita thought, “This might be fun!” Mary, a Communications Read More »

Suzie Follmer – Soprano 2

Suzie Follmer

Suzie Follmer (Artistic Operations and Marketing Manager) hails from San Gabriel, CA. She attended UC Irvine where she earned a Bachelor’s in Arts Interdisciplinary. After performing for a few years as a singer/dancer in regional musical theatre productions, Suzie earned a Master’s in Arts Management from the University of Oregon. She has sung with choirs Read More »

Val Noronha – Bass

New to the SBCS Bass section this season, Val is not new to music and singing. He grew up embedded with musicians in Bombay. His mum had played lead roles in Il Trovatore and Pirates of Penzance. His dad worked alongside Victor Paranjoti (India’s Leonard Bernstein) and Mehli Mehta (father of Zubin Mehta), among others, Read More »

Karen Williams – Alto

SBCS Board President, Karen Wood Williams, grew up in Santa Barbara in performing arts, graduating from Westmont College. After a decade as owner of an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized SB/LA talent management firm bearing her name, Ms. Williams produced and toured concerts, musical theatre, and dramas in such local venues as Read More »

Debra Stewart, Soprano

Debra Stewart has sung with the sopranos since January 1994 and just completed a three year term as Board President, ending in the 2016-17 season. She remains on the board as a Past President and Director of Development. She made her singing debut at Olivet Lutheran Church in Inglewood, California at age 5, as a Read More »

Claudia Scott – Alto

After the requisite time in school, college, and graduate school in library science, SBCS alto Claudia Scott moved to Santa Barbara in January of 1969, about two weeks before the big oil spill. She joined Santa Barbara Choral Society in September of that year and except for a year and a half when she lived Read More »

Mary Dan Eades, Soprano I

Mary Dan joined the Choral Society in the Spring of 2005, because the chance to participate in the Society’s first International Tour to Eastern Europe (with performances of Mozart Requiem in Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Czesky Krumlov) just seemed too good a thing to pass up.  She has participated in all three International Tours (Eastern Read More »

Kathleen McGuire, First Alto

In her non-singing life, Kathy McGuire, was an educator, holding a Masters of Education from UCSB and having been advanced to PhD candidacy at Kent State University.   She has now retired from a 30 year career in education as a counselor, Advisor to Student Activities, and Department Chair at Santa Barbara City College. Not one Read More »

Jeffery Warlick, Bass

Born in Chicago, Jeff’s family moved to California in 1956. His mother and father were not musicians, but loved music, and played all kinds at all times. Because music was offered in elementary school, his folks required him and his 4 brothers to play instruments, and fortunately, they all loved it. Jeff chose the flute Read More »