Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus

Event Date: 

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Trinity Episcopal Church (Santa Barbara)

Event Price: 

Tickets: general admission ($15), non-UCSB students with ID ($10), UCSB students with ID ($5), children under 12 (FREE). Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the AS Ticket Office window (UCEN Room 1535, across from Corwin Pavilion), online at, or by calling the AS Ticket Office at (805) 893-2064.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230

Directed by Michel Marc Gervais and Pascal Salomon, the UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a joint concert at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101) on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Special guests Tianna Harjo-Heppner (viola), Karen Yeh (violoncello), Sylvie Tran (flute), and Asher Severini (piano).

This choral program, entitled "Not No Faceless Angel," explores the human condition and man’s aspirations for love, fulfillment and happiness.  The Women’s Chorus sings music of British composer Bob Chilcott, including Catch a Falling Star and Five Songs for Upper Voices.  The Chamber Choir performs Karol Beffa’s stunning De Profundis for chorus and solo viola, Gabriel Jackson’s Not No Faceless Angel for chorus, solo cello and flute, as well as motets by Christine Donkin and Paul Mealor.

The UCSB Chamber Choir is an outstanding ensemble of music majors and non-majors, comprised of 36 of the best singers from the UCSB campus.  Specializing in virtuosic a cappella choral music from the Renaissance to the 20th century, the group has collaborated with the Ericson Chamber Choir from Stockholm, Madrigalchor Kiel from Germany, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony, and the Asia-America Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles. The Chamber Choir undertakes frequent international concert tours, and has twelve CD recordings to its credit. 

A dynamic group of music majors and non-majors, the UCSB Women’s Chorus draws its membership from some 20 departments across campus.  The Women’s Chorus performs the main repertoire for women's voices, including a cappella and accompanied works, often with unusual combinations of instruments. The Women’s Chorus has been featured on four CD recordings with the UCSB Chamber Choir, including Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.