Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus: Beautiful music connects |

Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus: Beautiful music connects

TRUCEE, CALIF. and#8212; On May 1, 2010, the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus joined with the Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra and Chambers Singers to present and#8220;Welcome Springand#8221; to a sold-out, enthusiastic and appreciative audience at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

The Diablo Valley College Chamber Singers and Philharmonic Orchestra are a group of (mostly) young, talented and ambitious college students. Both groups have ties to the Truckee area through Chris Nelson, who spent 27 years on the DVC campus (director of Jazz Studies and Department Chair). Chris then founded the Truckee Community Chorus in 2002 and a successful, annual collaboration between TTCC and DVC was born.

Many of the DVC students are busy balancing education, work and their musical ambitions. TTCC members couldnand#8217;t help but see themselves 10, 20, or 40 years ago, when we were pursuing our musical interests in college. For most of us, life intervened and itand#8217;s only of late that weand#8217;ve been able to reconnect with those original musical dreams. Luckily, TTCC has three directors, several soloists and many members who were fortunate to stay with music professionally and now do this for fun.

The May 1 concert gave all the musicians- orchestral or vocal- a sense of satisfaction and hope.

and#8220;We got a tremendous response from the Truckee/Tahoe community, both in attendance and in appreciation for the variety of music presented. I know that we in the chorus had a great time preparing and performing for everyone,and#8221; says Ned Roberts, Board President for TTCC. Many people commented on the range of music performed by both choral groups and the orchestra and enjoyed watching our ballroom dance couple. The audience also appreciated the intersection of Chris Nelsonand#8217;s DVC and Truckee careers.

At TTCCand#8217;s traditional post-concert party, members talked about their past musical training and on-going love of a wide-range of musical styles. The members thoroughly enjoy our Monday night rehearsals and are challenged by the work and discipline it takes to put a performance together. Amazingly, the three highly qualified directors work in harmony and#8212; selecting challenging, but appealing music and teaching to all skill levels of TTCCand#8217;s membership.

TTCCand#8217;s website is a wealth of information.

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