The Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its Winter MusicFest with the 9th annual presentation of J.S. Bach’s masterpiece, “The Passion According to St. Matthew.”
The first concert of the four-concert series will take place Saturday at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson City..
The program will feature selections from Part Two of the Passion.Soloists include Daniel Paulson as the Evangelist, Stuart Duke as Jesus, John Rabben as Pontius Pilate, and Chris Nelson as Peter.
Katharine DeBoer, Anna Helwing and Joy Strotz are the soprano soloists, with Liudmilla Mullin as mezzo soprano soloist. Scott Deupree performs as the High Priest, with MaryAnn Helman and Linda Mitchell as the false witnesses.
David Brock will play harpsichord continuo, along with Nicholas Haines on cello. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.
St. Matthew’s Passion will be repeated on Palm Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Reno; Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe; and Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village .
Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com.
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General admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students aged 19 to 23 with valid ID. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students. Youth under 19 are free, in non reserved seating, to most regular season concerts in 2014. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.
Toccata’s 9th Summer MusicFest kicks off June 20 with the Solstice Serenade, featuring Josue Casillas performing Bach’s “Orchestral Suite in B minor,” and Brock performing Leo Sowerby’s “Organ Concerto #1.”
For more information or preferred seating, call 775-313-9697, email ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, or visit www.ToccataTahoe.com.