TOCCATA wraps up its summer concert series |

TOCCATA wraps up its summer concert series

TOCCATA – The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area – will culminate its 21-concert 2009 Big Blue Summer MusicFest starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Squaw Valley Chapel, with a four-concert series dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy.

The concert series features the Requiem of Gabriel Faure performed by the TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, with soprano soloists Joy Strotz and Anna Helwing, and baritones Stuart Duke and Chris Nelson. Also on the program will be Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, and selections for solo harp, performed by Michael Langham.

The concert will be repeated Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at St Patrick’s Episcopal Church, at 341 Village Blvd. in Incline Village; and on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 200 Island Ave. in Reno.

The final concert of the series will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave., in South Lake Tahoe. The Carson Concert Choir from Carson High School, directed by Susan Benefield, will join the TOCCATA singers for the Requiem. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (62 and up), $5 for students with a valid student ID, and children under 12 enter free with a paying adult. Preferred seating is $25 and can be obtained by calling (775) 313-9697. Advanced tickets are available through (Admission is free at Squaw Valley Chapel, but donations are requested.)

For more concert information, call (775) 313-9697 or visit

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