James Rawie, conductor of the Toccata Chorus and Orchestra will perform selections from "Messiah" and other familiar holiday favorites in the Carson Valley Arts Council's second concert of the 2012-2013 season.
Doors open at 6 p.m., Dec. 7 in the CVIC Hall with a no-host bar featuring beer, wine and non-alcholic beverages provided by Tahoe Ridge Winery and Bistro. The concert begins at 7 p.m.
The Toccata Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by community singers and the Douglas High School Madrigals, conducted by Bill Zabelsky, in the second half of the program.
Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Tickets to three of the Arts Council's five remaining concerts can be purchased for $45 plus a minimum $25 membership donations or $55 for nonmembers.
For further information or to buy tickets go online to www.cvartscouncil.com or call 782-8207.
The Carson Valley Arts Council is in the midst of a capital campaign to retire the debt on the Copeland Lumber Warehouse in preparation for transforming it into a performing arts center.
The CVAC will be accepting contributions at the concert. For a gift of $25 or more, donors will receive a small original work of art donated by Gardnerville artist Pam Brekas.
The Carson Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; donations may be tax deductible as allowed by law. Federal Tax ID no. 84-1653859.