TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Thank you, Tahoe Truckee Community Chorus, for a most marvelous and uplifting concert, that I was privileged to attend at Squaw Creek Hotel this past Sunday afternoon. Broadway to Beethoven, what a stretch with a comic piece by Barat in between. “Another Op’ning, Another Show” was a perfect lead-in, sung so joyously by the chorus.
But the “piece de resistance” was Beethoven’s 9th Symphony’s Choral Finale. Remember that Beethoven was already quite deaf when he composed this symphony. Kudos to the Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra and it’s conductor Dr. Owen Lee. Those young people played a very adult, sophisticated piece perfectly, with gusto. The chorus sang “The Ode to Joy - Freude Schöner Götterfunken” in German, the composer’s language, and it was perfect.
Helga Pannke-Sable, Tahoe Vista