TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents MESSIAH Dec. 14-20, 2011
TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its 6th annual production of HANDEL’S MESSIAH with performances in five locations including the Resort at SquawCreek in Olympic Valley. The Reno-Tahoe-Truckee community can continue enjoying the wonderful holiday tradition of TOCCATA’s Messiah production.
Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742 and was conducted by its composer. It continues to be a masterpiece that has left audiences in awe for 270 years. The TOCCATA production is a celebration of the holidays and includes not only favorite selections from Messiah Parts One and Three, but also seasonal carols that the audience will be most welcome to join in singing.
All performances will be directed by Maestro James Rawie. The Messiah series marks the completion of TOCCATA’s 6th Season. Joining the TOCCATA Orchestra and Chorus for this production are soloists Katharine DeBoer, Joy Strotz, and Anna Helwing, sopranos; and Stuart Duke, baritone.
The performances are Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Church in Reno, (200 Island Ave., Reno • 775-329-4279); Friday, December 16 at 7:00pm in the Resort at Squaw Creek-Olympic Valley: Saturday, December 17 at 4:00pm in North Tahoe Event Center-Kings Beach: Sunday Dec 18 at 3pm in St. Theresa Church, South Lake Tahoe: and Tuesday December 20 at 7:00pm in the new Assumption Catholic Church in Truckee.
This is the fourth year that TOCCATA performs Messiah at the Resort at Squaw Creek, and there is special pricing for roomrates and dinner/concert combinations: call (530) 581-6615). Members from the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus, directed by Susan Horst, will join TOCCATA for the December 14, 16, and 20 performances.
The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra features Virginia Bowman as concertmaster; David Brock, and Nick Haines as continuo; and Mark Lord and William Van Meter on Baroque trumpets.
General admission to all concerts is $25 adults, $20 seniors, $5 students 25 and under with valid ID, and preferred/reserved seating is $35. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.
Join Tahoe Family Solutions on Saturday, December 10th for a fun filled Brunch with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and his elves. Held at the Chateau at Incline Village, this family event
features many fun activities including a delicious brunch, a magic show, arts
and crafts, raffle prizes, a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus and much more! This
community event is presented by the Tahoe Family Solutions in collaboration with
IVGID. For ticket sales and information, please call (775) 298-0004.