‘Messiah’ performance scheduled for Gardnerville
TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its 12th annual production of Handel’s Messiah with performances in five locations, including Gardnerville.
Messiah, considered a masterpiece that has left audiences in awe for 275 years, was first performed in Dublin, Ireland, on March 23, 1742 and was conducted by its composer.
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 invite the audience to join in singing.
Joining TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for this production are Joy Strotz, Maria Arrigotti, Anne Davidson and Becky Earl sopranos, Brad Perry and Robert Bousquet, tenors, and Stuart Duke, Emzy Burroughs and Chris Nelson, baritones. The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra features Brian Fox and Jeff Lindhorst as concertmasters; David Brock, Katie Lauder and Nick Haines as continuo; and William Cates on Baroque trumpet. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.
This weekend’s performances will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Church, 300 Country Club Drive in Incline Village; and 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 100 Bishop Manogue Drive in Reno.
Other performances will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Douglas County Community Services Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville; and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave in South Lake Tahoe.
The final presentation will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 in Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village Lodge. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a hosted preshow reception. Tickets for the final concert are $60 for the show only with general seating; $80 for the reception, show, and select seating. For information, go to http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/toccata-tahoe-symphony-presents-handel-messiah.
Tickets for all other shows are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert or online at http://www.ToccataTahoe.com.
General admission is $30 adults, $25 seniors, $40 preferred seating and $15 for youth/students. Students 18-23 are $5, and under 18 enter free.