Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus to perform ‘An American Tapestry’
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus will celebrate the rich history music plays in the fabric of America with their spring concert series, “An American Tapestry.” The concert will feature folk, dance, music theatre, and spiritual music depicting the diversity of music in American culture, both past and present.
Under the direction of Susan K. Horst and Tom Acord, the Chorus will also be joined by the Diablo Valley College (DVC) Orchestra performing selected movements of Frostiana-musical settings of Robert Frost’s poetry. In addition, the Chorus will premiere an original composition by DVC’s conductor, Owen Lee, based on a love letter treasured by TTCC’s deceased founding conductor, Chris Nelson. Featured guests include Truckee’s own OK Chorale and the DVC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, who will perform selections of their own and then join the Chorus to close the concert with a rousing patriotic celebration.
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 organization is truly a community chorus, with members representing a cross-section of gifted students, and towns people of various occupations and professions. The unifying ingredient of the group is a love and respect for fine choral music and a willingness to experience a wide range of musical styles. 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.
An American Tapestry will be performed by the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus & Guests, Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Tickets are $15 general admission, children/students free, available on-line or at the door.