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TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’

TOCCATA returns this week with its annual performances of Handel'ss "Messiah."
Courtesy Joy Strotz / Strotz Photography |

If you go

What: TOCCATA’s “Messiah”

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 (Incline Village) and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 (South Lake Tahoe)

Where: Cornerstone Community Church (Incline Village) and St. Theresa Catholic Church (South Lake Tahoe)

Tickets: $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $5 for students aged 19 to 23 with valid ID

Info: http://www.toccatatahoe.com

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will kick off its annual production of Handel’s “Messiah” in Incline Village this weekend before bringing the performance to the South Shore Friday, Dec. 18.

The symphony orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Cornerstone Community Church in Incline Village and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe. The show will also be held Sunday, Dec. 13, in Carson City and Wednesday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 20, in Reno.

“Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742 and was conducted by its composer,” according to a press release for the show. “It continues to be a masterpiece that has left audiences in awe for 274 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.

“The Messiah series marks the completion of TOCCATA’s 10th Season. Joining the TOCCATA Orchestra and Chorus for this production are soloists Maria Arrigotti, Joy Strotz, Anna Helwing, sopranos; Michael Dwayne and Sherman Modeste, tenors, and Brad Perry, Chris Langdon and Chris Nelson, baritones. The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra features Brian Fox and Jeff Lyndhurst as concertmasters; Katie Lauder, Nick Haines as continuo; and Josh Dunlap, and John Beckman on baroque trumpets. All performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.”

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to each show and online at http://www.toccatatahoe.com. General admission to all concerts is $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $5 for students aged 19 to 23 with valid ID. Entrance for people under 19 years of age is free.

— Lake Tahoe Action


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