A Chorale Creation

By Richard Mineards   |   February 14, 2023
David Lozano Torres, Santa Barbara Master Chorale’s new director, shows off his skills

After three years of enforced layoff because of the pandemic, Santa Barbara’s Master Chorale, under new director David Lozano Torres, was in fine voice when it performed Haydn’s great masterpiece The Creation, an oratorio written in 1797 based on the book of Genesis, at First Presbyterian Church.

Now in its 39th season, the group stages the finest choral music from the 16th through 21st centuries.

The concert starred soprano Christine Hollinger, a regular member of the Opera SB chorus, tenor Lorenzo Johnson, who is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at UCSB, and baritone Matthew Peterson, a graduate of Yale School of Music who performs regularly with Opera SB as a Chrisman Studio Artist.

A glorious start to the new season…


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