Complete Series: 2915
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT
THOR JOHNSON, CONDUCTOR
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN, ACTING CONDUCTOR
Complete Series 2915
Georg Friedrich Handel
Rose Dirman, Soprano Kathryn Meisle, Contralto
Arthur Kraft, Tenor Mark Love, Bass
Hugh Norton, Narrator
University Choral Union Special "Messiah" Orchestra
Frieda Op't Holt Vogan, Organist
Hardin Van Deursen, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 16, at 3:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM (The audience is invited to participate in the singing of the "Hallelujah" chorus.)
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 cropked 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 bund 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 arc 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 I
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.
Chorus and Audience 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.
THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
Harriet Atwood Beverly Bernice Bonesteel Jean Elizabeth Boos Lola Mae Bradstreet Georgia O. Christopherson Horatia J. Corbin Ardis R. Curtiss Bessie Roberta Dunlap June E. Eisner Doris A. Gale Shirley M. Gale Marilyn Lee Goodman Mary E. Grider Gladys M. Hanson Jean Hecker Virginia Hogue Rita Marion Hyman Jacqueline B. Ivanoff Florence S. Jaaksi Doris Ruth Kays Ernestine Lewis Inez Lock Ruth Lofgren Jean Lyman Helen L. MacLaren Fannie Belle Malan Myra Malin
Elizabeth Findlay Martin Ruth M. McDonald Marjorie G. McKeague Lois May Meyer Alice Lee Mitchell Margaret A. Neel Dorothy Newell Masako Ono Ruthann Perry Margaret Irene Prince Elizabeth A. Puglisi Mary Catherine Patterson Kathryn S. Rector M. Roberta Scherer M. Ann Schubring Carol Ann Schulte Virginia R. Shelley Faith Warner Simpson Dorothy Jean Smith Ruth P. Smith Virginia Ruth Smith Doris Jean Sternberg Miriam M. Stimson Priscilla Stockwell Barbara Storgaard Edith R. Summers Norma Lee Swinney Lucille Van Manen L. Eleanor Warren Bernice H. Weisman
Evelyn Wohlgemuth Rosemarie Young
Second Soprano Jean Adams Mildred M. Andrews Ruth Beerup Lynette Booth Marian L. Buchanan Suzanne Chilman Charlotte Clark Janet Patricia Coleman Josephine S. Cooper Jean Lamont Davidson Hazel E. Davidter Rose Suzanne Derderian Lenrose Dyess Barbara Wright Fairman Frances Farrar Shirley F. Fryman Edith Ann Gaines Gloria S. Gonan Selda Grauerholz Ruth E. Hooker Geraldine James Lois M. Juengel Sybil C. Katz Jean Kimel Susan Kimelman Esther M. Kinoshita Johanne McMillin Margaret Jean Nichol Kathryn Penix Colette A. Schwind Genevieve Shanklin Elizabeth A. Smith Sally Ann Stimson June J. Turgeon Phyllis Vandenberg Elena C. Vlisides Phyllis L. Wendling
Jessie-May Ahrens Helen Anez Harriet A. Boden Charlotte Kathryn Boehm Irene A. Boice Audrey F. Buttery Anne Crossley Grace Eager Bonnie Elms Frances A. Erickson Mary L. Falcone Beulah Fowler Merian B. Frederick Elsa Goodman Gloria Gordon
Marjorie Gould Erma Reany Griffith Annie Marie Hainsworth Lisbeth L. Hildebrandt Priscilla Hodges Marjorie Hollis Innez L. James Betty Pratt Jones Ruth B. Jordan Renee Kaufman Marguerite E. Kloeppel Lois Kritchman Betty Lindemann Joanne Marie Ling Dorothea Markus Shirley Mattern Maxine E. McCabe Neva Hope Miesen Virginia G. Miller Marjorie Montillon Arlene D'Nelle Peugeot Rose A. Ramsay Mary E. Shawley Barbara Lee Smith Betty Ann Spillman Ruth EUen Spore Lorna Storgaard Carolyn Street Doris Eloise Trumpeter Antonia M. Vetter Anna 0. Wiedman Louise P. Wiedmann Jean F. Wright Lorraine Zeeuw Ruth Ellen Ziegler
Genevieve S. Ball Hazel Batchelor Marion Page Batchelor Marion A. Beyer Janet Myra Bird Gertrude J. Bogart Victoria Olive Cordice Mada M. Dalrymple Betty Jean Davidson Dorothy Duncan Gloria Fitzpatrick Lois Forburger Diana Gillis Lois V. Harper Jeanne Heininger Joyce Henry Estella Holtman Geraldine Huey Jane Keller Ethel Killham Doris M. Lee
Phyllis June Marx Jane Modlin Barbara Jo Ream Patricia Robertson Shirley R. Robin Elizabeth Rohns Alice Gwen Schultz Margaret Simonetta Barbara C. Smith Marguerite Smith Mary Snedecor Joan M. Staubach Adelaide I. Stevens Esther Stevens Carol R. Sullivan Lela M. Vandenberg Carolyn Wheeler Catherine C. Wienert Marguerite R. Zumstein Helen Kring Wilkie Mildred W. Williams Alta Woodworth Evelyn Worsley Erma A. Wright
C. Grey Austin Joseph W. Barber Claud William Behn, Jr. William R. Geisert Max V. Haswell Kenneth Heininger Carl A. Hobus William S. James Charles Wesley Kim William R. Miner Francis M. Patton Eugene Rieckhoff Charles L. Taylor Thomas Jack Tonneberger Robert G. Waltz
Walter E. Wenberg Kenneth W. Wiele John G. Wynn
Second Tenor Virgil Allard
D. F. Bain Roger B. Berry Rupert Coffey
George Peter Connor Cornelius Doezema David R. Glass Thomas G. Gligoroff F. YValter Goodwin William J. Keating Joseph W. Lee Leonard Left Francis Gustave Nelson John N. Neuderfer Henry J. Post E. Robert Reff Chrostopher Story Jay C. Taylor Edward L. Vandenberg
First Bass George Ablin John Anderson William Armstrong, Jr. John T. Blue Henry C. Bruner James G. Chapman Richard W. Cortright Gerald F. Dakin Donald E. DeGraaf Harold J. DeVries John Eoyang Howard B. Farrar Julian R. Frederick Charles Fries Richard F. Galloway Stuart M. Gould Charles E. Guthrie Russell M. Harrison Arthur W. Jahnke Thomas Hugh Jones J. Warren Kays Carlisle W. Kinnear Kenneth Kitchen Earl Oliver Loessel Eugene Malitz Duane 0. McKeachie Patton North Morrison Jack D. Pelton Richard Morgan Quetsch Kenneth G. Rosenow Jerry W. Ryan Frederick A. Sanquist Curt Richard Schneider Paul H. Schulte
Kenneth G. Shelley Donald Straka Werner F. Striedieck James Sugiyama Harris VerSchure Herbert Dean Voegtlen Milton F. Weber Bert J. Wells Switzon Samuel Wigfall Rex C. Wilder Robert D. Woodward Harold L. Wright
Stanley W. Allen Carl A. Anderson Melvin Bauer Harmon E. Boice Raymond E. Buntaine Arthur J. Cathey John D. Coons Royal C. Davidter John Dreifus Russel Foster Charles Franklin Hubert M. Goldman Thomas Guenter J. C. Ivanoff Ivor N. Jenkins Klaas G. Kuiper Donald D. MacMullan Philip Malpas Robert Lynn Manley James A. McFadden James Henry McGinnis Herbert Neuchterlein Clifton J. Orlebeke Robert M. Orser Donald Eugene Pemberton Alexander Milton Petach Frank Kenneth Pool, Jr. Gordon G. Robeck Stanley Harlan Saulson Theodore E. Schaible Robert Schleicher Stanley Ted Schultz Frank M. Sleeper Carl Snyder
Robert Eugene Tenhoor Victor E. Whittier
SPECIAL "MESSIAH" ORCHESTRA
Violin Emil Raab Virginia Solomon Paula Smith Jean Morgan Nina Goehring Mary Katherine Harris Dorothea Markus Joel Berman Mary Jane Wardwell Mary Kanno Klaas Kuiper Margaret Kay Robert Huber Phyllis Smith Genevieve Shanklin Bess Tamura
Sam Kurlandsky Arlene Burt Sarah Cossum Lilias Wagner Joseph E. Maddy E. A. Schaeberle
Violoncello Harriet Risk Joan Bullen Ruth Lindecker Jean Sundquist Charlotte Lewis Margaret Brownlee Elizabeth Martin
Grace Sexton Russell Howland Elaine Yokom Lynda Peltz Edna Martz
Barbara Litchfield Ruth Sights
Harriet Falls Mildred Andrews
Clarinet Dwight Dailey Anthony Desederio
S. Marion Helm Paul Morse
Harlan Fiser Lewis Garner
Haskell Sexton Nathan Anderson
Trombone Allen Chase Allyce Wishnewski Harold Fisher
John Houdek Tympani