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UMS Concert Program, December 15, 1946: "messiah" -- Georg Friedrich Handel

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Season: 1946-1947
Concert: 4
Complete Series: 2940
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Extra Concert No. 4
Complete Series 2940
Georg Friedrich Handel Soloists:
Lura Stover, Soprano Ralph Lear, Tenor
Eileen Law, Contralto Alden Edkins, Bass
University Choral Union Special Symphony Orchestra
Charles E. Vogan, Organist Hardin Van Deursen, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 15, 1946, at 3:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
(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 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.
Chorus His yoke is easy, and His burden is
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.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way. 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 shall 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.
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 1 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 Maryjane Albright Dalisay J. Aldaba Floy J. Alschbach Harriet L. Atwood Virginia E. Blanchard Jean E. Boos Lola M. Bradstreet Lennis G. Britton Veronica W. Britton Eileen V. Callahan Ruth R. Campbell Elsie L. Cook Horatia J. Corbin Ardis Curtis Jean M. Dennis Nancy J. Drummond B. Roberta Dunlap Margaret M. Edmonds Frances F. Grant Doris A. Gale Shirley M. Gale Mary C. Gobdel Gladys M. Hanson Mary G. Harrison Barbara J. Hecker Betty J. Hill Marylee S. Hill Rita M. Hyman Patricia M. Jacobson Jewel E. John Inez Lock Jean Lyman Myra E. Malin Margaret A. Neel Dorothy P. Newell Edna O'Conner Elizabeth J. Peck Ruthann I'erry Virginia Z. Person Margaret I. Prince Mary I. Ranger Betty L. Russell M. Ann Schubring Shirley E. Steinman Norma L. Swinney Sarah J. Thrush Joan E. Walsh Eleanor L. Warren Jean L. Wismer Jin Y. Yang Rosemarie A. Young
Second Soprano
Esma E. Anderson Virginia I. Beabes Ada E. Berkey
Kette J. Bleekman Margaret J. Bubb Mary J. Burton Anne S. Carrothers Jean F. Cooper Hazel E. Davidter Marian P. De Carvajal Rose S. Derderian Geraldine E. Dice Lenrose Dyess Shirley F. Fryman Ruth V. Gable L. Joy Gleason Jane 0. Hoffman Virginia E. Hunt Cohleen Jensen Esther L. Jewell Madelene D. Jones Mary P. King Esther M. Kinoshita Fannie B. Malan Roberta Martin Clara L. Mettetal Patricia A. Misner Jean Murray Geneva C. Nelson Mary K. Pinney Betty L. Pittsley Phyllis R. Plaut Anne Siegel Laura J. Sill Doris J. Sternberg Sally A. Stimson Carol J. Swanson Phyllis A. Vandenberg Helene A. Van Dyke Elena C. Vlisides Phyllis L. Wendling Ruth E. Ziegler
First Alto
Charlotte K. Boehm Irene Boice Lynette R. Booth Mary Jane Brender Marcia J. Brunk Mary R. Burns Audrey F. Buttery Charlotte A. Clark Alice P. Cummings Mary L. Falcone Merian B. Frederick Barbara L. Gantz Diana Gillis Gloria J. Gonan Elsa C. Goodman Marjorie L. Gould
Anne D. Hackett Emogene Holland Marjorie H. Hollis Grace E. Huitsing Elizabeth M. Jordan Barbara A. Kelso Bette J. Lindemann Susan C. Lockwood Neva H. Miesen Gloria G. Moore Phyllis D. Rasmussen Mary E. Shawley Barbara L. Smiti Dorothy J. Smith Marguerite M. Smith Suzanne J. Smith Arlene Sollenberger Ruth E. Spore Ruth M. Vande Kieft Norma R. Wendelburg Florence E. Westrum Louise P. Wiedmann Evelyn L. Wohlgemuth Zita M. Wright Lorraine C. Zeeuw
Second Alto Marion A. Beyer Gertrude J. Bogart Dorothy Duncan Betty J. Estes Lois I. Forburger Jane M. Franklin Gloria I. Gordon Erma R. Griffith Lois V. Harper Joyce E. Henry Lisbeth L. Hildebrandt Estella Holtman Geraldine B. Huey Josephine E. Irwin Frances C. Johnson Betty P. Jones Ethel L. Killham Jean Kimel Mary H. Leitner Ingye M. Lien Phyllis J. Marx Maxine E. McCabe Patricia A. Morrison Barbara J. Ream Mary L. Reber Marion M. Riegel Margaret A. Schalk Mary R. Shattuck Ann Slocum

Roberta H. Smith David R. Glass Duane D. McKeachie
Betty A. Spillman F. Walter Goodwin Laurance A. McKenna
Mary J. Stephans Willis H. Griffin William B. Mellott
Adelaide I. Stevens Max V. Haswell Paul C. Nagal, Jr. .
Jean E. Thalner Donald M. Hayes David F. Ross
Lela M. Vandenberg Robert V. Henderson Paul M. Rider
June M. Van Meter William B. Hibbard Eugene li. Rieckhoff
Lilias C. Wagner Ronald A. Jenter John H. Redfield
Donna M. Werback Joseph W. Lee Stanley T. Schultz
Catherine C. Wienert Keith N. Lusted Robert L. Shorer
Mildred W. Williams Stanley P. Marsh Robert B. Sill
Alta Woodworth Richard 0. Miller Marion D. Skeels
Evelyn Worsley John M. Neuderfer Arthur J. Snook
Marguerite R. Zumstein George W. Phillips Donald M. Straka
William C. Pinschmidt, Jr William E. Trezise
riRST Tenor Alfred W. Storey Herbert D. Voegtlen
Richard D. Boynton Nils R. Swanson Rex C. Wilder
Robert G. Boatman William P. Converso Jay C. Taylor Frank Whitehouse, Jr. Second Bass
George P. Connor Robert D. Woodward Carl A. Anderson
Leonard C. Davis Harmon E. Boice
Arch H. Hall First Bass John D. Coons
Donald J. Hutchinson, Jr. Robert J. Allard Richard 0. Crystal
William S. James William B. Armstrong Jesse P. Darnell
Noah A. Knepper Martin B. Bernstein Royal C. Davidter
Robert L. Martin William H. Boesen Stuart L. Edmonds
Rowland H. McLaughlin Kenneth H. Boynton Charles C. Fries
Vincent H. Meli Arthur J. Cathey Bertram D. Gable
William R. Miner Richard W. Cortright Theodore W. Hildebrandt
Edward S. Murphy Herbert J. Cran, Jr. Donald C. Kraushaar
Robert J. Shambaugh Gerald F. Dakin Paul R. Hildebrandt
Charles L. Taylor Harold J. DeVries James H. McGinnis
Thomas J. Tonneberger Frederick E. Eggert Robert M. Orser
Edward L. Vandenberg, Jr. Robert A. Elson Donald B. Plott
Herbert P. Wagner John K. Eoyang Donald Ross
Kenneth W. Wiele Julian R. Frederick Noah F. Ryder
John M. Witheridge Stuart M. Gould, Jr. Theodore E. Schaible
Second Tenor John H. Anderson Francis W. Gurney Harry L. Hansen, Jr. Russell M. Harrison Roger A. Hauenstein Maurice A. Hughes Curt R. Schneider Paul E. Schroeder Harris A. Ver Schure
LeRoy S. Austin Joseph W. Barber C. Thomas G. Barr Frank M. Sleeper Roy E. Sommerfeld Bernard B. Stone
Roger B. Berry Louis C. Hurd John Edgar Swisher, Jr.
Philip A. Brancucci Philip S. Jastram Paul N. Taggett
James W. Drummond Christopher W. Kemp Ashley F. Talbot
Theodore C. Engelder Klaas G. Kuiper Ralph W. Taylor
Harold C. Fick Robert D. Kuite Harold E. Worth
Violin Cello Clarinet
Emil Raab, Concertmaster Joan Bullen, Principal Vito Susca
Nicholas Riccardo, Principal Roy Purchase Harold Sefton
Morrette Rider Harriet Risk
Wanda Rider Mary Jane Klebsattel Bassoon
Maurice Riley Bruce Clark San ford Helm
Rita Tybout Alice Moxon William Weichlein
Robert Miller Alice Sano
Virginia Hyde Roger Hauenstein Horn
Genevieve Shanklin Mildred Banker Leah Chastaine
Michael Avsharin Donald Moore
Ruth Fredericks Arthur Redner Jean Rupert Phyllis Smith Bass Russell Howland Lewis Pankaskie Lynda Peltz Trumpet Haskell Sexton Frank Baird
Julian Helms Kathryn Paden Virginia Bryan Trombone Paul Bryan
Viola Flute Betty Davis
Arlene Burt, Principal Nelson Hauenstein Robert Sorensen
Klaas Kuiper Hambarson Borgosian Alice Wishnevsky
Marie Lien
Theodore Powell Oboe Tuba
E. A. Schaeberle Harriet Falls John Houdek
Charles Jacobson Mary Shattuck Theodore Heger Tympani
Thomas Wilson Robert Buggert

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