Toccata performs on Dec. 17 |

Toccata performs on Dec. 17

Staff Reports
Toccata Chorus and Orchestra perform Dec. 17 at St. Gall Catholic Church.
Special to the R-C |

“Messiah” returns to the Carson Valley by request for a Dec. 17 performance.

G. F. Handel’s monumental Baroque oratorio will be presented by Toccata Orchestra and Chorus in the sanctuary of Saint Gall Catholic Church. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

The Messiah series marks the completion of Toccata’s ninth season. Joining the Toccata Orchestra and Chorus for this production are soloists Katharine DeBoer, Joy Strotz, Anna Helwing and Jennifer Tibben, sopranos; Maryanne Ashley, mezzo soprano, Michael Jackson, Chris Nelson, and Sherman Modeste, tenors, and Stuart Duke and Ryan Ashley, baritones. The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra features Louis Steptoe and Mike O’Neill as concertmasters; David Brock, Nick Haines as continuo; and Dwayne Hollenbach, William van Meter, and John Beckman on Baroque trumpets. All performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.

General admission is $30 adults, $25 Friend of CVAC, $25 seniors, $5 students aged 19 to 23 with valid ID. Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for Students.

Tickets can be purchased online at, at the CVAC office or call 782-8207.