Toccata: Bach is back Friday at St. Patrick’s in Incline

Staff report
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Joy Strotz |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Passion is delivered by Toccata.

The Tahoe Symphony and Chorus’ winter series resumed this month with its eighth presentation of J.S. Bach’s The Passion according to St. Matthew.

The program features selections from Part 2 of the Passion, and will be performed in English. Soloists include Daniel Paulson as the Evangelist, Stuart Duke as Jesus and John Rabben as Pontius Pilate.

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 has conducted performances this week in Dayton, Reno and South Tahoe, and he will conduct the final one in Incline Village at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, at 341 Village Blvd.

Tickets are available at the door or online at General admission is $25 adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students aged 19 to 23 with valid ID. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth and students. Youth under 19 years of age are admitted free, in non-reserved seating, to most regular season concerts in 2013. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

The eighth Toccata Summer MusicFest begins June 20 with Mountain Mozart, featuring Josue Casillas performing Mozart’s Flute Concerto in D major and David Brock performing Rheinberger’s Organ Concerto #1.

For more information or preferred seating, email, call 775-313-9697 or visit

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