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Tahoe orchestra to perform four St. Matthew’s Passion concerts

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Toccata will conclude its performances of St. Matthew’s Passion this fall with a Friday night show in Incline Village.
Courtesy Joy Strotz |

IF YOU GO

What: “The Passion According to St. Matthew”

When and where:

• Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m., Carson City, Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church

• Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m., Reno, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

• Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m., South Lake Tahoe, St. Theresa Catholic Church

• Friday, April 18, 7 p.m., Incline Village, St Patricks Episcopal Church

Learn more: www.ToccataTahoe.com

The Toccata 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 Saturday at 7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson City (3680 Highway 395 South, 775-267-3680).

The program will feature selections from Part Two of the Passion, and will be performed in English. Soloists include Daniel Paulson as the Evangelist, Stuart Duke as Jesus, John Rabben as Pontius Pilate, and Chris Nelson as Peter.

Katharine DeBoer, Anna Helwing and Joy Strotz are the soprano soloists, with Liudmilla Mullin as mezzo soprano soloist. Scott Deupree performs as the High Priest, with MaryAnn Helman and Linda Mitchell as the false witnesses.

David Brock will play harpsichord continuo, along with Nicholas Haines on cello. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

St. Matthew’s Passion will be repeated on Palm Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Reno (501 California Ave., 775-329-0696); Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave., 530-544-3533); and Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village (341 Village Blvd., 775-831-1418).

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

Toccata’s 9th Summer MusicFest kicks off June 20 with the Solstice Serenade, featuring Josue Casillas performing Bach’s “Orchestral Suite in B minor,” and Brock performing Leo Sowerby’s “Organ Concerto #1.”

For more information or preferred seating, call 775-313-9697, email ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, or visit http://www.ToccataTahoe.com.