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UMS Concert Program, December 19, 1893: Handel's "messiah" -- Choral Union

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Season: 1893-1894
Concert: SECOND
Complete Series: XXV

(Complete Series, No. XXV.)
Evening, December 19, 1893.
Handel's "Messiah"
CHORAL UNION, (270 Voices.)
Assisted by
MRS. GENEVRA JOHNSTONE BISHOP, Soprano, Chicago. MRS. CHARLES H. CLEMENTS, Contralto, Detroit MR. GEORGE J. PARKER, Tenor, Boston. MR. SILAS R. MILLS, Bass, Ann Arbor.
(Of the University School of Music.)
And a Complete Orchestra.
MR. HERHANN ZIETZ, Concert Master.
(Of the University Schooi of Music.)
Concert begins promptly at 7:30 o'clocft.
The next Concert in this Series will be a Piano Recital by VLADIMAR de PACHMANN, the World renowned Pianist, on the Evening of January 2.
Overture, Orchestra.
Reu.--(Tenor.)--Comfortye, comfort ye my people, saith your God; speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned..
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness. Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make straight iu the desert a highway for our God.
Air.--(Tenor.)--Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight and the rough places plain.
Chorus.--And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Rec.-(Alto.)--Behold! a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call his name Emanuel, God with us.
Air (Alto) and Chorus.--0 thou that telleth good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain: O thou that telleth good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up and be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
Rec.--(Bass.)--For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee. and his glory shall be seen upon thee, and the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and the kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Air.--(Bass.)--The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Chorus.--For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Rec.--(Soprano.)--There were shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night.
Rec.--(Soprano.)--And lo! the Angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them ;and they were sore afraid.
Rec.--(Soprano.)--And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all the people; for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Rec.--(Soprano.)--And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and raying:
Chorus.--Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will toward men.
Air.--(Soprano.)--Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! ¦ Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! behold thy King cometh unto thee!
He is the righteous Savior, and he shall speak peace unto the heathen.
Rec.--(Alto.)--Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened ;and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.
Air.--(Alto.)--He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
Air.--(Soprano.)--Come unto Him, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and He shall give you rest. Take his yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Chorus.--Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the ;sins of the world.
Air.--(Alto.)--He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
Chorus.--All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way.
And the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Rec.--(Tenor.)--Thy rebuke hath broken His heart; He is full of heaviness. He looked for some to have pity on Him, but there was no man, neither found He any to comfort Him.
Air.--(Tenor.)--Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow.
Rec.--(Soprano.)--He was cut off out of the land of the -living; for the transgression of Thy people was lie stricken.
Air.--(Soprano.)--But Thou didst not leave His soul inhell; nor didst Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption.
Chokus.--Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in..
Who is the King of Glory
The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in.
Who is the King of G-lory
The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory.
Air.--(Bass.)--Why do the nations so furiously ragetogether, and why do the people imagine a vain thing
The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against His Anointed..
Rec.--(Tenor.)--He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision.
Air.--(Tenor.)--Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Chorus.--Hallelujah ! for the Lord God Omnipotent reign eth.
The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.
King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah!
Tlie audience is requested to follow the old English custom of standing during the singing of this chorus.
Air.--(Soprano).--I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he. shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.
Quartet.--Since by man came death.
Chorus.--By man came also the resurrection of the deadQuartet.--For as in Adam all die.
Chorus.'--Even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Rec.--(Bass.)--Behold! I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep; but we shall be changed in a moment, in thetwinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
Chorus.--Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
Blessing and honor, glory and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever_ Ameu.

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