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State Street Ballet: American Masters

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State Street Ballet ‘American Masters’

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2019 Gala: Paris Is Always A Good Idea

Berets abounded and everyone was getting an Ei-ffel when Santa Barbara Choral Society hosted its annual gala Springtime in Paris at the Rockwood Woman’s Club. The fun French-themed fête, co-chaired by president Karen Williams and Debra Stewart, attracted 120 guests and raised $60,000 for the popular group. Before dinner, catered by Via Maestra 42, veteran Read More »

Sentimental Journey Gala 2018 – A Boffo Bash

  The boffo bash, co-chaired by Marylove Thralls and Mary Dan Eades, revisited the post-war era with the Broadway musical and the Big Band sound. Jo Anne Wasserman, who is celebrating her 25th anniversary directing the choir, with David Potter on piano and Bob Lally narrating, conduct- ed the concert featuring classic songs from Rodgers Read More »

70th Anniversary Concert: Haydn, Gjeilo, Tin

 Notes Worthy April 12, 2018 It was an event of high note when the Santa Barbara Choral Society celebrated its 70th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of its director, Jo Anne Wasserman, with two well-attended concerts at the First Presbyterian Church, which included alumnae from past decades. Highlight of the performances was German composer Franz Read More »

A Royal Time at Rockwood Abbey – Gala 2017

Rockwood Abbey – Gala 2017 Royal Revival Review by Richard Mineards, Montecito Journal May 2017 Downton Abbey, the delightful series about an English aristocratic family and their servants, may have ended on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater more than a year ago, but it was delight- fully resurrected at the Rockwood Woman’s Club by the Santa Barbara Read More »

Brahms German Requiem – SB Newspress Review

Homage to those passed, and those left By JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT April 9, 2017 12:26 AM Last weekend at the First Presbyterian Church, the mighty Santa Barbara Choral Society, abetted by a full orchestra, pulled off an impressive feat, one with roots in classic choral repertoire but with its own special niche. Brahms’ “Ein Read More »

Hallelujah Homage – Dec 2016

CONCERT REVIEW by Richard Mineards/Montecito Miscellany Veteran music director JoAnne Wasserman was clearly in her element when the Santa Barbara Choral Society staged its fourth annual Hallelujah Project at the Lobero in memory of former board president Dr. Dan Secord, who delivered more than 6,000 new residents in a 35-year medical career. The concert, which Read More »

Hallelujah Project 4 Dec 2016 SB Newspress

CONCERT REVIEW: Taking holiday music seriously, and lightly The Santa Barbara Choral Society continued its grand, effective concept of mixing serious Christmas music with lighter fare, with ‘The Hallelujah! Project 4’ By JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT December 18, 2016 8:02 AM The Santa Barbara Choral Society, led be JoAnne Wasserman and joined by members of Read More »

When in Rome Gala – Review

Rome at Home May 2016 Santa Barbara Choral Society hit a high note at the Rockwood Woman’s Club with its annual fundraiser, When in Rome. The Italian themed sold-out bash for a record 190 guests, which raised around $50,000 for the popular vocal group, was most appropriate as the choir launches its two-week performance tour Read More »