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UMS Concert Program, December 17, 1944: "messiah" -- Georg Friedrich Handel

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Season: 1944-1945
Complete Series: 2895
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Christmas Concert 1944-1945 Complete Series 2895
Georg Friedrich Handel
Desi Halban, Soprano Mary Van Kirk, Contralto
Hardesty Johnson, Tenor Gean Greenwell, Bass
Hugh Norton, Narrator
University Choral Union Special Symphony Orchestra
Frieda Op't Holt Vogan, Organist
Hardin Van Deursen, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 17, 1944, at 3:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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 O 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.
Contralto and Soprano 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.
Come unto Him, all ye that labor, and that are heavy laden; and He will 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.
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, 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.
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
Georgia M. Atkins Harriet Atwood Ellen Bates Evelyn I. Bohl Beverly Bonesteel Lola Mae Bradstreet Margaret Jean Bubb Marlelene D. Burgan Bettymarie Chute Horatia J. Corbin Ardis Curtiss Roberta B. Dunlap June Eisner Mary B. Fedje Doris A. Gale Shirley M. Gale Marilyn Lee Goodman Gladys M. Hanson Madelyn Heeney Emily G. Humphrey Rita Marion Hyman Doris Kays Inez Lock Ruth Lofgren Corinne Longsdorf Helen L. MacLaren Ruth MacNeal Fannie Belle Malan Myra Malin Shirley Marcellus Ruth McDonald Orel M. Mulreed Edna O'Conner Katherine O'Dell Georgia M. Ostler Lois M. Parker Ruthann Perry Margaret Irene Prince Elizabeth A. Puglisi Antoinette Purpus Helen G. Riopelle June Amelia Robbins Ruth Rodenbeck Catherine Rush Freda Sass M. Roberta Scherer Carol A. Schulte Faith Simpson Dorothy Jean Smith Virginia Ruth Smith Dorothy L. Steffes Priscilla T. Stockwell Barbara Storgaard Janice M. Stuck Edith R. Summers Sarah B. Taylor Lucille Van Manen Bernice Harriet Weisman
Charlotte Wood Virginia Zapf
Second Soprano Jeanne Ackerman Henrietta Adams Jean F. Adams Dorothy S. Amendt Ruth Beerup Roberta Booth Suzanne Chilman Donita J. Crossley Jean Davidson Hazel E. Davidter Rose Suzanne Derderian Rika Drewes Barbara W. Fairman Edith Ann Gaines Jean Gilman Mary Helen Gregory Mary E. Grider Ruth E. Hoogsteen Ruth Hooker Lois M. Juengel Sybil C. Katz Betty James King Esther M. Kinoshita Mary Luther Helen E. Masson Johanne McMillin Sylvia Jean Merrill Mildred Minneman Geraline M. Moeller Ruth A. Nordquist Margaret Jean Nichol E. Alma Nielsen Masako Ono Kathryn Penix Rachel Pierce Delva D. Powell Clothylde Read Jean F. Scott Elizabeth Alison Smith Rosemary Smith Lorna Storgaard June J. Turgeon Phyllis Vandenberg Elena C. Vlisides Mary R. Walker Phyllis Louise Wendling
First Alto
Jessie-May Ahrens Helen Anez Lillian Birchall Harriet A. Boden Charlotte Kathryn Boehm Irene V. Boice
Margot Breitmeyer Phyllis Louise Campbell Dorothy Ellen Castricum Ann Bradford Cook L. Phyllis Crawford Anne E. Crossley Jean Cummins Lois Ann Doan Shirley A. Drury Grace Eager Cleone T, Evans Jean Farquharson Betsy Follin Beulah Fowler Merian B. Frederick Shirley F. Fryman Elsa Goodman Nancy L. Griffin Erma Reany Griffith ¦ Annie M. Hainsworth Marjorie Hollis I. Lucille James Betty Pratt Jones Ruth B. Jordan Renee Joy Kaufman Mary Ketcham Marguerite E. Kloeppel Genevieve Foote Kruska Ruby Joan Kuhlman Hilia Laine Joanne Ling Barbara Litchfield Mary Arlene Lund Dorothea L. Markus Shirley Mattern Elizabeth McOmber Patricia Potter Nord Evelyn M. Olsen Mary E. Parrish Janet Brooks Peterson Arlene D. Peugeot Betty Pochert Hazel Ruettinger Eleanor Searles Betty Shugart Marian C. Siegfried Barbara Lee Smith , Walda Stahmer Carolyn Street Joyce Den Herder
Urbanek Antonia Vetter Anna O. Wiedman Louise P. Wiedmann Ruth J. Williams
Second Alto
Helen M. Anderson Genevieve S. Ball
Hazel R. Batchelor Marion A. Beyer Grace H. Blake Gertrude J. Bogart Frances Bostwick Gloria H. Brown Victoria Olive Cordice Mada M. Dalrymple Geraldine Fikse Lois Irene Forburger E. Lucile Harris Betty Hathaway Estella Holtman Geraldine Huey Katherine E. King Virginia Law Doris M. Lee Jeanne Matson N. Florence McCracken Laura Mohrmann Patricia Morrison Marcia Netting Harriet Risk Patricia Robertson Shirley Robin Elizabeth Rohns Betty Ruppert Alice Gwen Schultz Margaret Semple Margaret E. Simonetta Mary Snedecor Esther A. Stevens Jean E. Thalner Helen H. Van Sickle Mildred W. Williams Irene J. Wiseman Alta H. Woodworth Ruth Ellen Ziegler Marguerite R. Zumstein
First Tenor
Albert F. Allman Joseph W. Barber Robert L. Burgan Harry A. Corothie Calvin Edward Cox, Jr. Avard F. Fairbanks, Jr. Kenneth A. Heininger W. S. James
Charles Wesley Kim Justin McCudden Frank W. Mount Ray H. Rostel Frederick C. Stamm Charles L. Taylor Owen L. Torrey Robert G. Waltz
Second Tenor Robert T. Benford Richard H. Courtenaye Christopher W. Kemp Joseph W. Lee Joe Leek
George Frederick Liechty Philip Modlin John M. Neuderfer Charles L. Nord Richard R. Paterson Jack Rash Richard N. Sell George W. Shepherd, Jr. Richard Sokatch Harry Spurrier Jay C. Taylor Robert David Woodward
First Bass George Ablin John Blue
Glenn Howard Bulthuis James M. Chandler George R. Crosman Gerald F. Dakin Royal C. Davidter Donald E. DeGraaf Harold J. DeVries George F. Doyle John Eoyang Julian R. Frederick Charles Fries Thomas C. Gilman Stuart M. Gould, Jr. Charles E. Guthrie
, William Hainsworth Mark Hildebrandt Ralph W. Hoffmeyer
Nathen E. Jones J. Warren Kays Eugene Malitz Duane McKeachie Harvey D. Oslan Stephen R. Peterson Paul H. Schulte Werner F. Striedieck James Sugiyama Ernest Van Valkenburg J. Ross Wbitehead Harold Lee Wright, Jr. Everett Zulz
Second Bass
Stanley W. Allen Arthur F. Anderson Carl A. Anderson Harvey W. Anderson Roger Appleby Eric R. Beu Cecil E. Bundren Raymond E. Buntaine Arthur Cathey John D. Coons Charles Franklin Thomas E. Guenter Robert K. Guy Robert A. Harvey Ivor N. Jenkins Klass G. Kuiper David D. Larson Worth Mallory Philip Malpas James A. McFadden James H. McGinnis Clifton James Orlebeke Willis Parlin Donald E. Pemberton Eugene V. Perrin Kenneth S. Person John L. Probert, Jr. T. E. Schaible Dana R. Schmidt Ted Schultz Robert P. Shawaker Frank M. Sleeper Harris Andrew Ver Schure
Barnard Mason Pauleen Smith Lawrence Burkhalter Elisabeth Lewis Louia Jones Carolyn Fries Nina Goehring Jean Morgan Eleanor Brown Mary Katherine Harris Phyllis "Smith Genevieve Shanklin Clothylde Read Clara Landes Bess Tamura Shirley Rosen
Elizabeth Green Arlene Burt Anthony J. Whitmire Joseph E. Maddy Ernst Schaeberle Beatrice Parsons
Mary Frances Williamson Leonard Freiser Harriet Risk Charlotte Lewis Margaret Forsythe
B rownlee Mary Louise Nigro
Henry Deters Edna Martz Linda Peltz Barbara Parrish
Barbara Litchfield Doris Parker
William Fitch Margaret Ruby
Dwight Dailey Anthony Desederio
Hugh Cooper Rollin Tuttle
Anna Choate Edmund E. Friedrich
Donald Schultz Nathan Anderson William Penn
Allyce Wishnewski Lois M. Parker Allen H. Chase
Warren Benson

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