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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Christmas Around the World Dec 4 and 6

Posted on December 4, 2015
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

The Tahoe Choir and LTCC Chorus, conducted by Choir Director Anna Helwing, will put on a double performance of “Christmas Around the World,” a multicultural feast of traditional carols and lullabies including Russian, German, English, Polish, and American musical flavors sung in original languages.

Performances are Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in LTCC’s Duke Theatre, and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on Lyons Ave. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students, and children under five are free.

The audience will hear “Ave Maria,” a movement from Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers,” “Carol of the Bells,” and many others holiday favorites. The concert will culminate with “Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest,” arranged by Conrad Susa for the choir, marimba, harp, and classical guitar. These are songs from various regions in Spain, and other Spanish-speaking countries such as Mexico and Puerto Rico. The concert will also include Spanish dance, a children’s choir, and special guests Ukuleles of Tahoe.

If traditional rock and roll and heavy metal is more your musical taste, head to LTCC’s Duke Theatre on Wed. Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. for a final exam concert by students enrolled in the Rock Ensemble classes at the college. Instructor Eric Hellberg’s MUS248A Beginning Rock Ensemble musicians will perform classic rock n’ roll hits, and the MUS131CB Heavy Metal students will perform old school metal hits by Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple, and more. Tickets for this concert are $5 at the door for all the rocking the audience can handle.

For more information about these concerts or about the Music Department at LTCC, please contact Music Department chair Dr. Mark Williams at Williams@ltcc.edu.

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