Toccata Messiah presentation returns |

Toccata Messiah presentation returns

Staff Reports
Toccata will perform in three concerts as part of their WinterFest series at local churches.
Joy Strotz |

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its annual production of Handel’s Messiah with a performance in Douglas County.

The Valley and Lake communities can continue enjoying what has become a holiday tradition in the area.

Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742 and was conducted by its composer.

“It continues to be a masterpiece that has left audiences in awe for 274 years,” Chorus member Eileen Angelucci said.

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 the audience will be welcome to join in singing.

The performance is 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sunridge, 3597 N. Sunridge Drive.

The Messiah series marks the completion of Toccata’s 10th season.

Joining the Toccata Orchestra and Chorus for this production are Joy Strotz, Maria Arrigotti, and Anna Helwing, sopranos; Stephanie Dixon, mezzo soprano; Brad Perry, Michael Dewayne Jackson, and Sherman Modeste, tenors; and Chris Langdon and Chris Nelson, baritones.

The Toccata Chamber Orchestra features Brian Fox and Jeff Lindhorts as concertmasters; David Brock, Katie Lauder, and Nick Haines as continuo; and Josh Dunlap and John Beckman on Baroque trumpets.

All performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert, or online at

General admission to all concerts is $30 adults and preferred seating is $40/$15 for youth/students.

Seniors enjoy a $5 discount.

Students 19-23 are $5 with seating 10 minutes prior to the concert.

Youth under 19 are free.

All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

For information or preferred seating, call 313-9697, or visit