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UMS Concert Program, December 13, 1942: "messiah" -- Georg Friedrich Handel

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Season: 1942-1943
Complete Series: 2854
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert 1942-1943 Complete Series 2854
Georg Friedrich Handel
Maejorie McClung, Soprano Eileen Law, Contralto
Harold Haugh, Tenor John Macdonald, Bass
Mabel Ross Rhead, Pianist
Palmer Christian, Organist
University Choral Union
University Symphony Orchestra
Hardin Van Deursen, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 13, 1942, at 3:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
(In order that the continuity of the work be maintained, it is requested that the audience refrain from applause until the end of each part.)
RECITATIVE--(Tenor) Comfort ye, 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 in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight and the rough places plain.
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.
RECITATIVE--(Bass) Thus saith the Lord of Hosts: Yet once a little while and I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all nations; and the desire of all nations shall come.
The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; Behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.
But who may abide the day of His coming and who shall stand when He appeareth
For He is like a refiner's fire.
RECITATIVE--(Contralto) Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel, God with us.
0 thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, and to Jerusalem; say unto the cities o£ Judah, Behold your God!
Arise, the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulders; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
RECITATIVES--(Soprano) There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. 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.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not': for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying:
Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.
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.
RECITATIVE--(Contralto) Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.
AIR--(Contralto) 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.
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.
His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
Why do the nations so furiously rage together 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.
Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us.
RECITATIVE--(Tenor) He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Hallelujah: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.
Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.
AIR--(Contralto) He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him.
And with His stripes we are healed. And the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
RECITATIVE--(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.
Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow.
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 in battle. The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of glory.
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.
Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
RECITATIVE--(Bass) Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible; and we shall be changed.
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. Amen.
Hardin Van Deursen, Conductor
First Soprano
Ruth Averill Marion Batchelor Doris Bazant Jacqueline Bear Lola Bradstreet Frances Capps Barbara Cardew Dagmar Carter Gloria Cooper Horatia Corbin Bernarda Danford Ruth Daniels Elinor L. Dean Dorothy Dubuisson Jean Eisaman Martha Elliott Margaret Emery Nancy P. Faxon Lois C. Fischthal Edith Gaines Marilyn Goldberg Marilyn Goodman Emily Humphrey Florence Jaaksi Janet Johnston Alwilda Kelly Catherine Koert Mary Leighton Inez Lock Ruth Lofgren Corinne Longsdorf Marjorie Lovejoy Florence Macaulay Helen MacLaren Charlotte MacMullan Ruth MacNeill Shirley Marcellus Katherine Miller Fanchon Milne Florence Morehouse Jo Anne Morris Orel Mullreed Winifred Murray Helen Nutting Edna O'Conner Lois Parker Beatrice Patton Eleanor Petty June Robbins Ruth Rodenbeck Marilyn Ruch Frances Sacks Freda Sass Ruth Schonwald Jean Scott Virginia Smith Bette Soper Patty Spore Dorothy Steffes Miriam Stimson Priscilla Stockwell Lurna Storgaard
Edith Summers Marian Teeters Imogene Tenniswood Mary Jane Todd Helen Walberg Virginia White Betty Willging Mildred Wilson Jane Woltzen Mary Wright
Second Soprano Henrietta Adams Jean Adams Doris Allmendinger Dorothy Amendt Gabrielle Baptiste Ruth Beerup Mary Blanchard Margaret Bowman Betty Lew Carter Suzanne Chilman Cicely Duggan Marian Edgar Ellen Edwards V'era Enss Barbara Fairman Jeanne Finlayson Marilyn Fosdick Doris J. Gilman Marjorie Hall Lucile Hankinson Ruth Hooker Jean Hubbard Muriel Hull Elizabeth Ivanoff Eleanor Jones Ann Keers Charlotte LaRue Julia Lathers Beth McLellan Helen Masson Dorothy Means Lois Moore Jean Morgan Jane Morley Phyllis Munger Margaret Murphy Glenn McDaniel Ruth A. Nordquist Peggy Osgood Ruth M. Owen Marguerite Palmer Marian Richards Marion Rickert Ruth Sanford Patty Sarle Barbara Scouler Ruth Selby Faith Simpson Lynette Spath Grace Tupper Ruth Vogel
Dorothy Wantz Ruth Wehner Margaret Wright
First Alto June Anutta Marian Bailies Hazel Batchelor Mary Anne Berger Jeanne Bogle Irene Boice Helen Brickman Marian Brown Mary Ann Campbell Phyllis Campbell Ann B. Cook Phyllis Crawford Joyce Den Herder Betty Ann Donnan Grace Eager Betsy Follin Genevieve Foote Kathryn Foreman Jean Gaffney Patricia Gordon Frances Gray Nancy Griffin Nancy Groberg Doris Hainen Anne Hainsworth Beulah Hankinson Sara Hanby Helen Harris Priscilla Hodges Helen Hoelzer Marjorie Hollis Eleanor Howe Marion Jones Ruth Jordan Marguerite Kloeppel Hilia Laine Huddy Levine Elsie Litman Evelyn Lumley Elizabeth McOmber Eleanor Maltz Irene Mendelssohn Jean Mitchell Julia Morrill Joyce Munaretto Mary Parrish Elizabeth Pearson Janet Peterson
¦ Barbara Pierson Harriet Porter Erma Reany Frances Robinson Aline Ross Elizabeth Rundell Marillyn Schultz Jane Sefton Thelma Shook Roslyn Snyder
Margaret Sower
Nina Spurr Audrey linger Ruth Van Natter Antonia Vetter Jessie Waggoner Louise Wiedman Aita Woodworth Helen Worcester
Second Alto
Geraldine Baumgartner Margot Bender Marion Beyer Gertrude Bogart Frances Bostwick Edith Brockway Carol Campbell Mary Lou Cummings Judith Donnan Janet Gallup Betty Giles Rose M. Grentzer Lucille Harris Monna Heath Esther Hibbard Estella Holtman Marguerite Hood Ruth Ives Katherine King Ruby Kuhlman Freda Mohrmann Laura Mohrmann Marcia Netting Barbara Peterson Virginia Phelps Frances Phillips Betty Pratt Hazel Ruettinger Margaret Semple Barbara Smith Mary Snedecor Genevieve Southworth Catherine Weinert Pearl Willis Betty Wilson Marguerite Zumstein
First Tenor Don R. Allen Joseph Barber
Herbert Bond Charles Brockway Harold Brown John Dexter Arch Hall Edwin Henry Joe Leek Charles Matheson Anthony Mignery Frank Mount Albert Richards W. C. Shermon Alfred Sukey Clyde Vroman Leonard Walker Clarence Williamson John Witheridge
Second Tenor
Richard Boynton George Faxon Robert Gosling William Hibbard George Jaaksi William S. James Richard Koch David Lindsay Jose Perdomo Kenneth Repola Owen Torrey Dean Voegtlen Benjamin Wheatley Rex Wilder Hillary Williams
First Bass
George Ablin Frank Bender Robert Bogle John Burton Henry Dongvillo J. R. Edwards Terry Finch Julian Frederick Charles Fries Stuart Gould William Hainsworth William Hart Edward Hascall Allen Hennes
Theodore Hildebrandt Manly Johnson Martin Kavanagh Robert King Robert Kiteley Glen Kring Harry Lichty George Liechty Harry McCormick Alexander Mekula Wesley Miles H. Woodrow Ohlsen Arthur Parris Henry Pryzbek Irving Ralph John Redfield Leo Sacarny Dan Saul son Donald Straka William Trezise Charles Yancich
Second Bass Carl Anderson Richard Baxter Fred Beidleman Eric Beu Harmon Boice Eugene Bychinsky Douglas Campbell John Coons Gilbert Deibel Stuart Edmonds Justin Fairbanks Roger Goodwin Arno Heyn Edward Hiett Dudley Howe Louis Hurd Robert Janke Milton Katz Albert Koernke Stacey Kortes Peter Linden Robert McVean Philip Malpas Alfred Smith Wendell Steiner David Teague Bynum Weathers Merrill Wilson
Eric DeLamaeter, Conductor
Wilson Barrett Eleanor Brown Audrey Unger Alexander Mekula Lois Parker Thomas Bridge Shirley Rosen Jean Morgan Donald Miller Phyllis Robison Betty Carter Vivian Wallace Ruth French Dagmar Carter Kathryn Penix David Mattern Peter Schellens Gilbert Ross Louise Cuyler
William D. Revelli Marian Freeman Carolyn Fries Elizabeth Ivanoff
Mildred Stern Jeanette Greene William Swettman Roberta Chatkin Anthony J. Whitmire Joseph E. Maddy
Charlotte Williams Mrs. Donald Williamson Philip Malpas Lois Kerstetter Hanns Pick
String Bass Arthur Parris Edna Martz
Jane Shackelford Henry Deters William Wheatley
Jean Jeffrey Ruth Wehner
Marguerite Klocppel Ruth Fortun
Phyllis Gugino Warren Bellis
Hugh Cooper Sylvia Deutscher
Dudley Howe Paul Morgan Charles Yancich Harrison Dodge
Sedgwick Field Fred Nelson
William Henline Marshall Penn Clarence Brown
Warren Shelley
Dudley Howe

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