Toccata to perform at St. Theresa Catholic Church |

Toccata to perform at St. Theresa Catholic Church

Submitted to the Tribune

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Handel’s “Messiah” Sunday at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742, and was conducted by its composer, a press release stated. It continues to be a masterpiece that has left audiences in awe for 273 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 may join in singing.

Joining the Toccata Orchestra and Chorus for this production are soloists Joy Strotz, Anna Helwing and Jennifer Tibben, sopranos; Stephanie Dixon and Maryanne Ashley, mezzo sopranos; Chris Nelson and Modeste Sherman, tenors; and Stuart Duke and Ryan Ashley, baritones. The Toccata Children’s Chorus from South Lake Tahoe, directed by Bonnie Turnbull and Linda Keel will also perform. The Toccata Chamber Orchestra features Louis Steptoe as concertmaster; David Brock, Tracy Beaver, and Nick Haines as continuo; and Mark Lord, William van Meter and Dwayne Hollenbach on Baroque trumpets. All performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.

The performance will begin at 3 p.m. at the church, 1041 Lyons Ave. in South Lake Tahoe.

Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students ages 19-13 with ID and are available at the door or online at Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students. A grant allows all youth under 19 years of age to be admitted free. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

For information or preferred seating, call 775-313-9697.

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