TOCCATA-Tahoe to perform this month at Stateline, Incline Village
Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 pm, Gardnerville – Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 pm, Stateline – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, 15 U.S. Highway 50
Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m., Genoa – Genoa Lakes Golf Club Ballroom, 1 Genoa Lakes Dr.
Saturday, Dec. 21, 6 pm, Incline Village – The Chateau, 955 Fairway Blvd.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 4 pm, Reno – St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1070 W. Plumb Lane
The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present its 14th annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” along with seasonal carols, this month in five different venues.
TOCCATA-Tahoe’s tour begins Sunday in Gardnerville, Nev., and passes through two locations they’ve never played before in Lake Tahoe — Saturday, Dec. 14, at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline and Saturday, Dec. 21, at The Chateau in Incline Village.
“We bring the holidays to you on both shores of Lake Tahoe, north and south Carson Valley and Reno,” said a TOCCATA-Tahoe spokesperson in a press release. “This concert is a great chance to check out our newest venues.”
“Messiah” was composed in 1742, and is the most famous oratorio ever written, and quite possibly classical music’s most beloved masterpiece because it pulls its audience in with memorable music that beautifully expresses the texts and ideas, lifting the spirit and enriching the soul, said the release.
Along with the large-scale musical, TOCCATA-Tahoe will perform seasonal carols where guests can sing along.
Sopranos Joy Strotz, Becky Earl and Anne Davidson; mezzo soprano Kate Kaltoff; tenors Brad Perry and Robert Bousqet; and baritones Stuart Duke and Chris Nelson will also be part of the production.
Tickets are $30 for adults ($40 preferred seating); $25 for seniors; free for youth ($15 preferred seating). Prices may vary at different venues.