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Two weekend performances for ‘A Star Spangled Christmas’

Staff report

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College will celebrate the Christmas season with a pair of star-studded holiday concerts this weekend.

“A Star Spangled Christmas” commemorates the bicentennial of our national anthem with a performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” and a star medley, featuring music of Lauridsen, Thompson and Porterfield, as assembled by Conductor Susan Horst.

Continuing in the star theme, the Truckee Tahoe Youth Chorus will combine with the adult chorus in singing John Rutter’s “Star Carol,” in addition to its own holiday opening set.

Also featured will be four movements of Schubert’s “Mass in G” with soprano, tenor and bass soloists, a new work entitled “Gaudete!” (a Christmas medley of seasonal favorites) and the always popular sing-along.

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus was organized in the spring of 2002. It is cosponsored by the Osher Life Long Learning Institute of Sierra College and charitable donations from the community.

The chorus is made up of some 60 members from the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe areas. The mission of the organization is to promote choral music and the arts in the schools and community, and to provide a performance outlet for the members.

The Truckee Tahoe Youth Chorus is a group of aspiring stage performers from grades 2 through 12.

These young musicians just completed a six-week Truckee Donner Recreation and Park Musical Theater Workshop under the instruction of Courtney Simson and Susan Horst.

A Star Spangled Christmas takes place Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. at The Resort at Squaw Creek.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at door, and ages 19 and under free are. They are available at http://www.truckeechorus.org, and the following Truckee merchants: Dickson Realty, The Office Boss, and Cabona’s.