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UMS Concert Program, December 19, 1943: "messiah" -- Georg Friedrich Handel

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Season: 1943-1944
Complete Series: 2875
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Christmas Concert 1943-1944 Complete Series 2875
Georg Friedrich Handel
Agnes Davis, Soprano Lillian Knowles, Contralto
William Miller, Tenor Wellington Ezekiel, Bass
Palmer Christian, Organist
University Choral Union
Special Symphony Orchestra
Hardin Van Deursen, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 19, 1943, at 3:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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.
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.
Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel, God with us.
Contralto and Chorus 0 thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain ! Lift up thy voice with strength! Lift it up, 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!
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 kings to the brightness of thy rising. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; and they that dwell in the land of the shadows of death, upon them hath the light shined.
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, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
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.
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.
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.
His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.
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.
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.
He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of Thy people was He stricken.
But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell, nor didst Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption.
Lift up your heads, 0 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.
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Soprano Virginia Allen Theresa Anema Jacqueline Bear Beverly B. Bonesteel Lola Mae Bradstreet Dagmar Carter Josephine Cole Horatia J. Corbin Ruth Dunham Margaret M. Edmonds Martha Ann Elliott Margaret R. Emery Mary Fedje Jean S. Hoinville Emily G. Humphrey Florence S. Jaaksi Madelene D. Jones Sybil C. Katz Inez Lock Ruth Lofgren Helen L. MacLaren Ruth MacNeal Mary L. Mapes Shirley Marcellus Ruth McDonald Elizabeth J. McGinnis Fannie B. Malan Elizabeth Jean Newell Helen M. Nutting Edna O'Connor Catherine Odell Lois M. Parker Beatrice Patton Margaret I. Prince Elizabeth Puglisi Bobette Ringland June Robbins Freda Sass Ruth Schonwald Jean F. Scott Martha E. Shepler Nancy Jean Shideman Bette Soper Dorothy Jean Smith Dorothy L. Steffes Miriam M. Stimson Priscilla T. Stockwell Barbara Storgaard Janice Stuck Edith R. Summers Dorothy Van Voorst Marilyn Watt Jeanne B. Wheelock Charlotte Wood Mary Elizabeth Wright Virginia L. Zapf
Second Soprano Henrietta Adams Jean F. Adams Dorothy S. Amendt Ruth Beerup
Roberta H. Booth Betsy B. B rater Katherine Carlson Suzanne Chilman Pauline Dalgleish Hazel E. Davidter Jean L. Davidson Rose S. Derderian Rika Drewes Ellen W. Edwards Vera A. Enss Shirley L. Fields Harriet E. Fleck Marilyn S. Fosdick Janet L. Gallup Doris Jean Gilman Mary H. Gregory Lucile Hankinson Ruth Hooker Elizabeth Ivanoff Gloria Jacobus June Juengel Lois Juengel Helen E. Masson Johanne McMillin Sylvia J. Merrill Katherine I. Miller Mildred Minneman Kathryn Moats Jean Morgan Margaret B. Murphy Lois Moore Ruth Nave E. Alma Nielsen Ruth Nordquist R. Marguerite Palmer Rachel M. Pierce Delva D. Powell Marian Richards Helen G. Riopelle Faith Simpson Patty Spore Lorna Storgaard Elsie Swan Catherine Teetor Grace Tupper Ruth E. Wehner Faith E. Whitnall Mary E. Wood
First' Alto
Jessie-May Ahrens Virginia Anderson June Anutta Alice Bassett Irene V. Boice Helen L. Brickman Ann B. Cook L. Phyllis Crawford Anne E. Crossley Joyce E. DenHerder Lois Ann Doane Shirley Drury
Beulah Fowler Grace Eager Mary L. Falcone Genevieve E. Foote Kathryn lone Foreman Nancy L. Frank Elsa C. Goodman Lucille Genuit Erme Reany Griffith Nancy J. Groberg Annie M. Hainsworth Beulah Hankinson Helen L. Harris Nancy Hascall A. Carlene Hazel Ellen F. Hooper Ruth B. Jordan Mary S. Ketcham Ruby J. Kuhlman Hilia Laine Joanne Ling Elizabeth McOmber Evelyn M. Olsen Mary E. Parrish Arlene D. Peugeot Nancy Plumstead Harriet L. Porter Harriet J. Risk Aline Ross Vera Schreiner Margaret C. Secrist Thelma Shook Betty Shugart Walda Stahmer Jane Sefton Audrey Unger Antonia Vetter Anna Wiedman Louise Wiedmann
Second Alto
Genevieve S. Ball Marion A. Beyer Huldah Boerker Gertrude J. Bogart Frances Bostwick Betty Boudier Hazel R. Batchelor Carol Campbell Grace Field Virginia Fisher Mary Elizabeth Giles E. Lucille Harris Esther L. Hibbard Estella Holtman I. Lucille James Betty P. Jones Doris M. Lee Mary Lowery Jeanne Matson Nancy F. McCracken Dorothy McCleery Freda Mohrmann
Laura Mohnnann Patty Morrison Marcia Netting Florence L. Peterson Janet Peterson Frances J. Phillips Shirley Robin Frances Ramme Doris E. Reed Patricia Robertson Elizabeth Rohns Elizabeth Rosa Hazel Ruettinger Eleanore Samuel Margaret J. Semple Mary Snedecor Barbara C. Smith Editha Underhill Betty Updegraff Ruth J. Williams Betty L. Wilson Alta Woodworth Marguerite R. Zumstein
First Tenoe Don R. Allen William H. Adams Charles E. Brockway Robert L. Burgan John Dexter Avard F. Fairbanks, Jr. William S. James Justin McCudden Frank W. Mount Albert G. Richards Ray F. Steiner Owen L. Torrey Herbert P. Wagner Robert G. Waltz
Second Tenor O. W. Anderson Harold Brown Rupert V. CoSey
Sheldon H. Dike Darrell R. Dunham Juan O. Diaz-Lewis Donald M. Hayes Donald Hutchinson, Jr. George B. Jaaksi Ronald Jenter George F. Liechty John C. Mason John M. Neuderfer William G. Penoyar Jose Ignacio Perdomo James H. Rice John H. Secrist Richard N. Sell Richard J. Sokatch Sidney F. Straight Andrew Truhan Jay C. Taylor Clyde Vroman C. Edward Ward Caleb Warner Hillary S. Williams
First Bass George Ablin Edward S. Berends John T. Blue, Jr. Robert W. Bogle Willard Booth Kenneth H. Boynton John Crocker Richard Crystal Robert M. Cope R. C. Davidter John DeBoer J. R. Edwards Charles Fries Harold W. Goodman Stuart M. Gould Stuart M. Gould, Jr. William Hainsworth Mark Hildebrandt Theodore Hildebrandt David W. Holland
William D. Hart Marvin B. Hoyt Robert A. Janke Donald R. Kurtz John E. Matthews Gene D. Maybee John Mellinger Edward J. Musch Edward M. Miller Herbert Mauch Stephen R. Peterson Cornelius C. Quinlan Carl Reed
Werner F. Striedieck Kenneth Shelley H. Woodrow Ohlsen Sherman Massingham
Second Bass
Arthur F. Anderson Carl A. Anderson Stanley W. Allen Richard P. Baxter Eric R. Beu Karl Beu Harmon Boice Judson G. Brown Douglas Campbell John D. Coons Robert E. Dierks F. E. Dyson, Jr. Stuart L. Edmonds Justin Fairbanks Edward E. Hiett Arno Heyn Louis Hurd Robert W. Johnson Derald C. Katterman Worth Mallory Philip Malpas John A. Peterson Daniel M. Saulson T. E. Schaible Richard D. Shafer John E. Swisher
Elizabeth Ivanoff Marian Freeman Audrey Unger Elizabeth Lewis Pauline Crocker Eleanor Brown Shirley Rosen Phyllis Smith Jean Morgan Carol Fries Frances Griffin Genevieve Shanklin Philip Modlin Kathryn Penix Bess Tamura
A. J. Whitmire Lois Parker Ernest Schaeberle Beatrice Parsons Ellinor Fox
Violoncello Hanns Pick Dorothy DeVries Harriet Risk Allicent Epps Virginia Hoff
Elizabeth Green Henry Deters Elaine Yokom Edna Martz
Ruth Wehner Barbara Litchfield
Paul Liddicoat Doris Reed
Mary Laughlin Dwight Dailey
Hugh Cooper Sylvia Deutscher
Anna Choate Robert Dierks
William Layton Donald Schultz
Kenneth Taylor Herbert Eidemiller
Timpani Warren Benson

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