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2019 Spring Concert
The Truckee Historical Revue
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The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus will perform an Original Musical Production, The Truckee Historical Revue, May 4 and 5, 2019 at the Community Arts Center on Church Street in Truckee. TTCC member David Wendell Nelson has composed the music and narration. The presentation will encompass the history of Truckee and surrounding areas, beginning with Native American days and culminating with the 1960's Olympics in Squaw Valley and will include stories and songs about the Gold Rush, railroad building, Boca Beer, personalities and legends, Chinese and Irish immigrants, the Donner party, modern day tourism and more. About 120 talented local and guest singers, dancers, and musicians dressed in period attire will perform, including TTCC, the OK Chorale, the Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra, a Washoe singer, Chinese singers, music by Richard Blair, local dance groups, and specialty musicians. McAvoy Lane will narrate as Mark Twain and historic photos in a video presentation will accompany the show. The Truckee Tahoe Youth Chorus will perform a pre-show of Americana folk tunes. Tickets will be limited and made available soon. Stay tuned for more details.
Prop firearms may be present at the show.
For a preview of the Truckee Historical Revue, click on the video below.
Donner Summit-Truckee Golden Spike Celebration
Without the railroad there would be no Truckee, North Tahoe, or Donner Summit as we know them today. The railroad brought travelers and emigrants and made crossing the Sierra relatively painless. It enabled the local lumber and ice industries. Because of the railroad, Truckee (previously named Coburn’s Station) was born. Given the importance of the railroad, the 150th anniversary should be celebrated. To that end the Donner Summit Historical Society, The Truckee Donner Historical Society, and the Truckee Donner Railroad Society have joined to design a set of activities and events in the area from May 10 (the date of the Golden Spike's driving in 1869) to Labor Day, 2019. Click below for the Donner Summit-Truckee Golden Spike Celebration Facebook page for updated information on their scheduled events.