Toccata concert series celebrating Baroque era begins |

Toccata concert series celebrating Baroque era begins

Toccata — the community-based orchestra and symphonic chorus — continues the bew year with its Basically Barocco concert series, a classical concert featuring masterpieces from the Baroque era.

The first South Shore concert in this series will be on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe

The Basically Barocco concert features Archangel Corelli’s best-known piece, the Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 8 with Ginny Tilton, Brian Fox and Diane Woodbury, solo violinists; and Colombe Tresan, cello. Also on the program will be G.F. Handel’s Concerto for Organ and Strings Opus 4 No. 3, to be played by David Brock; and Johann Fasch’s Concerto for Trumpet in D major, performed by Mark Lord. The concert concludes with selections from J.S.Bach’s symphonic choral masterpiece, the Mass in B minor.

Toccata vocal soloists include sopranos Olivia Hakel, Katharine DeBoer and Joy Strotz; tenor K.C. Chai; and baritone Stuart Duke. The Toccata Orchestra features Ginny Tilton as concertmaster, David Brock, Colombe Tresan and Ben Benson as continuo, and Mark Lord and William Van Meter on baroque trumpets. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

General admission one hour prior to the concert is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (62 and up) $5 for students with valid ID and free for children under 12 accompanied by a paying adult. Reserved seating is $25 per person. The Carol F. Buck Foundation, Thorny Point Foundation, and TransAD Puerto Rico support all performances. For tickets or reserved seating information call (775) 267-1720 or visit Toccata online at

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