The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will conclude their 16th Season with a production of Handel’s “Messiah.” The production is a celebration of the holidays and includes not only favorite selections from “Messiah Parts One and Three” but also a sing-along of seasonal.
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 276 years.
The Douglas County performance is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville, 1480 Douglas Ave.
Vocal Soloists for this performance will include sopranos Joy Strotz, Ania Helwing, Anne Davidson, Nicole Cooley; mezzos Amanda Price, Julie Rader; tenors Micheal Dewayne, Chris Nelson; baritone Stuart Duke; and continuos Nick Haines, David Brock, Katie Cardoza.
The orchestra features Brian Fox and Jeff Lindhorst as Concertmasters; David Brock and Nick Haines as continuo; with William Cates and Joe Savage on Baroque (piccolo) trumpets. All performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.
To purchase tickets, contact the Carson Valley Arts Council at 775-782-8207 or stop by the CVAC office at 1572 Highway 395, Minden, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert.
Ticket purchasers should be aware that the concert will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Photos of CDC vaccination cards, laminated copies of vaccination cards, and also a vaccination record certified by the CLEAR App on cell phones will be accepted. Persons too young to be vaccinated may present a negative COVID-19 test result, with a test date within 10 days of the date of the concert.
“We understand that many test results are delayed, and tests are sometimes hard to obtain,” concert organizers said. “In addition, we request that masks be properly worn during these concerts.”
Some performers will not be wearing masks but all have been fully vaccinated.
“Thank you for understanding and adhering to this policy.”
General admission is $30 for adults. Seniors enjoy a $5 discount, and youth 23 and under are admitted free. "Front and Center" preferred seating prices are $40 for adults and $15 for youth/students.
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