Tag archives: Jo Anne Wasserman

A Christmas Choral
By Richard Mineards   |   December 27, 2022

Santa Barbara Choral Society, under veteran conductor Jo Anne Wasserman, was in fine form with its eighth annual Hallelujah Project at the Lobero, which also included Sing! program choral students from the Music Academy and pajama-clad president Scott Reed in a rocking chair reciting ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Accompanied by an orchestra, the enthusiastic […]

‘Carmina Burana’ Packs the House and Stage
By Richard Mineards   |   October 25, 2022

Even the cavernous stage of the venerable Granada Theatre was filled to capacity when 170 performers helped launch the Santa Barbara Symphony’s 70th season with Carl Orff’s magnificent Carmina Burana featuring Rodney Gustafson’s State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara Choral Society under Jo Anne Wasserman, the Quire of Voyces under director Nathan Kreitzer, and the Music […]

Something to Sing About
By Richard Mineards   |   October 18, 2022

Santa Barbara Choral Society, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of its artistic director and conductor Jo Anne Wasserman, hosted a donor appreciation and season kickoff bash in the Lobero Theatre Courtyard. On Saturday the choir will be joining 150 other performers, including Quire of Voyces, the State Street Ballet, and […]

Betting on Breman
By Richard Mineards   |   October 10, 2019

Santa Barbara Choral Society member Will Breman is hitting a high note! Tenor Will, who has sung under the baton of veteran conductor Jo Anne Wasserman for four years, has been wowing TV audiences on NBC’s hit show The Voice. He attended a blind audition at the studio and both judges, John Legend and Gwen […]