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The Passion According to St. Matthew by J. S. Bach with TOCCATA March 18-25

Posted on March 9, 2016
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Music

TOCCATA Tahoe cultureTo celebrate Easter, J.S.Bach’s Passion According to St. Matthew will be presented by TOCCATA – The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area – March 18-25, 2016.

Here’s your chance to experience what many consider to be Bach’s greatest masterpiece, the Passion of Christ, by our own local musicians.

The first concert of the four concert series will take place on Friday, March 18 at 7:00 PM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City (3597 N. Sunridge Drive).
The program will feature selections from Part two of the Passion, and will be performed in English. Soloists include Sherman Modeste as the Evangelist, Chris Langton as Jesus, John Rabben as Pontius Pilate, and Chris Nelson as Peter. Maria Arrigotti, Anna Helwing and Joy Strotz, are the soprano soloists. Scott Deupree performs as the High Priest, with Susan Horst, MaryAnn Helman, Linda Mitchell and Michael Lloyd as the false witnesses. Katie Lauder will play harpsichord continuo, along with Nicholas Haines, cello. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.
The St. Matthew Passion will be repeated on Palm Sunday, March 20 at 3:00pm at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno located at 100 Bishop Manogue Drive. (775-851-1874), and again on Monday March 21 at 7:00pm at St Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe located at 1041 Lyons Ave. (530-544-3533). The final concert will be on Good Friday, March 25 at 7:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village located at 341 Village Blvd. (775-831-1418).
Tickets are available at the door or online at General admission to all concerts is $25 adults, $20 seniors, $5 students aged 19 to 23 with valid ID. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students. Youth under 19 years of age are admitted free, in non reserved seating, to most regular season concerts in 2016. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.
TOCCATA’s 11th Summer MusicFest kicks off on June 17th with Going 4 Baroque, featuring Josue Casillas performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #4, and includes Bach’s Cantata BWV#147 Herz und Munt, and other works by Vivaldi and Fasch.

For more information and tickets, visit performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

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