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The Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus to Hold All School’s Chorus Debut Concert

With funding provided by The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus launched a new program this year to bring choral music education into the local elementary schools. This concert is the culmination of the new program. The All School’s Chorus Debut Concert will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at the auditorium of La Colina Jr. High School.

Six schools strong will sing six contemporary tunes + one in the first “All School’s Chorus” concert. More than 100 children will be on stage along with special appearances from La Colina’s OutBurst Group and Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus Concert Chorus directed by Erin Bonski Evans.

The schools & teachers participating throughout Santa Barbara and Goleta are: Adams Elementary with Nadia Stehmeier, Cleveland Elementary with Kearney Vander Sal, Franklin Elementary School Chorus led by Dave Mendoza, Foothill Elementary with Susannah Hoffman, La Colina Jr. High with Shannon Saleh, and Monroe Elementary with Elisabeth “Liz” Caruso.

Since last fall, these six schools have received materials and instructions on how to get a choral group together. Teachers at those schools recruit students for their own chorus and have learned six contemporary choral songs. All this work culminates with an all day music workshop for the schools with the public performance as the crescendo of the hours of work, study and song.

The school is located at 4025 Foothill Road, in Santa Barbara. The concert is free. The suggested donation is $6. For more information, call (805) 512-9840 or visit

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