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This April: The Passion According to St. Matthew by J. S. Bach

By Miriam Hodgman

TOCCATA_logo_7_11_10_176x172TOCCATA NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its Winter MusicFest with the 9th annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece, The Passion According to St. Matthew. The first concert of the four concert series will take place on Saturday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson City.

The program features soloists including Daniel Paulson as the Evangelist, Stuart Duke as Jesus, John Rabben as Pontius Pilate and Chris Nelson as Peter. Anna Helwing and Joy Strotz, are the soprano soloists, with Katharine DeBoer and Liudmilla Mullin, mezzo soprano soloists. Scott Deupree performs as the High Priest, with MaryAnn Helman, Linda Mitchell and Susan Horst as the false witnesses. David Brock will play harpsichord continuo, along with Nicholas Haines, cello, and Quinton Bunk, bass. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances. The TOCCATA Youth Chorus from South Lake will also perform on April 16 and 18.

For a list of all four venues, as well as dates and times, click here.

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to all concerts is $25 adults, $20 seniors, $5 students aged 19 to 23 with valid ID. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students. Youth under 19 years of age are admitted free, in non reserved seating, to most regular season concerts in 2014. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.