New Choral Society Season Begins with Handel’s ‘Messiah’ – and More News | Culture & Leisure


Posted on November 7, 2021
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Todd Aldrich and Kate Rees sport a new Choral Society banner. (Zach Mendez)

The 2021-22 season of the Choral Society will open with performances of Handel’s “Messiah” from December 18 to 19 at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West.

“This will be our first live concert since the pandemic, and we have kept other exciting news under wraps until now,” said Todd Aldrich, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Choral Society.

Aldrich also announced the recent launch by the Choral Society of a new website and logo that better reflects the organization’s mission “… to celebrate the joy of live choral music by performing conductors. -Outstanding classical works and various modern works for the widest possible audience. “

New website is designed to attract established concert goers and welcome new audiences with its new look and content, mobile optimization, and easy access to purchasing tickets.

Over the past few months, a development team has been working to provide a redesign of the user experience for easier navigation, a richer viewer experience, and timely updates.

Led by Vice President of the Board of Directors Kate Rees, Marketing Committee members Susan Robbins and Marylove Thralls collaborated with web developers M4-Interactive and Irene Hoffman Design, who were responsible for the website creation and all branding images.

The Choral Society has performed continuously since its founding in Santa Barbara in 1948. Artistic Director and Conductor is Jo Anne Wasserman, who has held the baton for the past 28 years. In order to expand the choir, auditions are organized throughout the season.

The Choral Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.


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