UMS Concert Program, December 14, 1947: "messiah" -- Georg Friedrich Handel
Complete Series: 2965
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT LESTER MCCOY, CONDUCTOR
Christmas Concert No. 2 1946-1947 Complete Series 2965
Georg Friedrich Handel
Frances Yeend, Soprano Harold Haugh, Tenor
Mary Van Kirk, Contralto Mark Love, Bass
University Choral Union University Musical Society Orchestra
Frieda Op't Holt Vogan, Organist
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 14, 1947, at 2:30 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The audience is invited to participate in the singing of the "Hallelujah" chorus.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
First Sopranos Albright, Maryjane Alschbach, Floy J. Anspach, Lillian K. Aprill, Virginia A. Atwood, Harriet L. Bell, Elsie C. Black, Marilyn A. Blanchard, Virginia E. Boos, Jean E. Bradstreet, Lola Mae Britton, Veronica W. Buell, Vera L. Callahan, Eileen W. Campbell, Ruth R. Carpenter, Shirley G. Corbin, Horatia J. Curtis, Ardis Dennis, Jean M. Dunlap, B. Roberta Edmonds, Margaret M. Endres, Irene M. Finlay, Nancy Anne Gale, Doris A. Hammett, Eleanore M. Hanson, Gladys M. Heyde, Norma S. Ivanoff Jacqueline H. Jacoby, Phyllis Anne Jastram, Frances G. Johnson, Roberta L. Kays, Doris R. Locke, Inez Lyman, Jean MacLaren, Helen Malan, Fannie Belle Newell, Dorothy P. Patton, Beatrice M. Pearson, Nancy C. Peck, Elizabeth J. Ranger, Mary I. Schubring, M. Ann Steinman, Shirley E. Thrush, Sarah J. Walsh, Joan E. Warren, Eleanor Williams, Jane N. Wilson, Louise S. Yang, Jin Yuan Young, Rosemarie A.
Beerends, Esther Beller, Betty L. Bryant, D. Lenore Bubb, Margaret J. Burton, Mary J. Cenizal, Remedios I. Davidter, Hazel E. de Carvajal, Marian DeMond, Carol W. DeWit, Clarice June
Dietrich, Carolyn L. Dorney, Edith Ann Evans, Marguerite L. Gleason, Leatrice J. Grauerholz, Selda F. Heel, Helen Elsie Hendrian, Suzanne Hendricks, Marie S. Hoffman, Jane O. Hunt, Virginia E. Jensen, Cohleen Jewell, Esther L. King, Mary Patricia Kymer, Emilie J. McDowell, Wanda E. Misner, Patricia A. Nichols, Beverly H. Osterhoudt, Blanche Smith, Dorothy Jean Sternberg, Doris J. Stimson, Sally A. Svvanson, Carol J. Vandenberg, Phyllis A. Van Dyke, Helene A. Van Patten, Beverly J. Vlisides, Elena C. Whitfield, J. Francelia Whittemore, Ruth L.
Baker, Elna Jean Baumgarten, Patricia A. B render, Mary Jane Chen, Marjorie H. Cox, Mary Alice Cummings, Alice P. Estes, Betty Jane Ewing, Mary Louise Falcone, Mary L. Fox, Margaret W. Gonan, Gloria J. Gould, Marjorie L. Griffith, Erma R. Hamrick, Martha Hollis, Marjorie H. Hourigan, Virginia L. James, I. Lucille Kelso, Barbara Ann Leet, Leonora I. Leitner, Mary Helen Lindemann, Bette J. Lockwood, Susan C. McCoy, H. Jane McGroarty, Patricia McNeill, Betsy Ruth Palmer, Anna W. Pierce, Janet Carol Porter, Elinor E. Ramsay, Rose A. Rasmussen, Phyllis D. Risk, Harriet Ruff, Marylyn E.
Shawley, Mary E. Shingleton, Rosemary Shinnick, Margaret V. Smith, Marguerite May Stein, Ruth Eleanore Vanderwall, Ruth R. Van Laar, Eloise Widmann, Sybil A. Wiedmann, Louise P. Wright, Zita M. Wykes, Marjorie J. Zeeb, Helen R.
Barnwell, Mary E. Beyer, Marion A. Bogart, Gertrude J. Brown, Rosemary C. Davis, Mary H. DeVries, Edith S. Duncan, Dorothy Fox, Harriett S. Fry, Barbara C. Henry, Joyce Hildebrandt, Lisbeth Holtman, Estella Huey, Geraldine B. Irwin, Josephine E. Jewell, C. Marilee Jimerson, Melva B. Korhonen, Gloria V. Lenz, Elsa Fannie Mackenzie, Mary Ellen Marson, Jean A. Marx, Phyllis J. Miller, Elizabeth A. Miller, Virginia G. Palmer, Beverly S. Reber, Mary L. Romig, Louisa H. Rosen, Arlynn Shattuck, Mary R. Slocum, Ann Smith, Phyllis J. Smith, Roberta H. Somerville, Elizabeth Stephans, Mary Jane Stevens, Adelaide I. Vander Velde, Patricia Van Meter, June M. Vetter, Antonia Marie Wagner, Lilias C. Wienert, Catherine C. Woodworth, Alta Zumstein, Marguerite
Bernardy, Richard R. Bloom, Martin F. Brown, Archie McE. Burns, Richard N.
Davis, Leonard C. DeWit, Henry Fox, William McN. Henry, Edwin E. Jr. James, William S. Kochenderfer, Vincent Long, Theodore F. Lowry, Paul Thomas McLaughlin, Rowland Norling, Richard L. Pearson, Jack E. Robertson, Allen B. Rolston, Ernest K. Schimmelman, Carl H. Shambaugh, Robert J. Squire, Alan Paul Susca, Vito Gregory Tamminga, William Tonneberger, Thomas Wiele, Kenneth W. Wilson, Thomas E. Wuerfel, Karl E.
Barber, Joseph W. Button, Robert E. Drummond, James W. Engelder, Theodore C. Faram, Chester W. Fisher, Charles R. Fox, Howard P. Glass, David R. Goodwin, F. Walter Haswell, Max V. Hennes, Allen R. Jenter, Ronald A. Johnson, Wendell A. Lee, Joseph W. Lenz, Wallace W. Lobaugh, Jimmie B. Marsh, Stanley P. Miller, Richard O.
Neuderfer, John M. Nielsen, Kenneth L. Nylen, J. Lawrence Ruetenik, David G. Stedman, Frank H. Storey, Alfred W. Swanson, Nils R. Thomson, John H. Vandenberg, Edward Whitehouse, Frank Jr.
Ablin, George Allard, Robert J. Baird, Frank W. Button, Donald W. Cathey, Arthur J. Cortright, Richard W. Eggert, Frederick C. Elson, Robert A. Guenter, Thomas E. Guthrie, Charles E. Hildebrandt, Henry M. Hughes, John Charles Jastram, Philip S. Johe, Herbert W. Kays, J. Warren MacGowan, William B. Mark, Robert H. S. McKeachie, Duane D. Niemann, Robert B. Penske, Herbert W. Rash, Jack Issack Rider, Paul Murray Ross, David F. Shiffman, Bernard Snook, Arthur James Terrell, James R. Tomkins, Stanton E. Ueberhorst, James B. Van Laar, Jack Wechsler, Martin T.
Wolfmeyer, Howard J. Worth, Harold E. Young, C. William
Anderson, Carl A. Anderson, Arthur F. Appleby, Roger L. Belknap, John M. Chu, Kuang-ya Coons, John Crystal, Richard 0. Davidter, Royal C. Davis, Robert W. Doolittle, James S. Dreifus, John A. Edberg, Hugo C. Entemann, Richard A. Farnsworth, Urban J. Hildebrandt, Paul R. Huff, William E. Kraushaar, Donald C. Larson, David D. Lowenberg, Vincent A. May, Kenneth A. McGinnis, James H. McNeill, Charles L. Merrill, James L. Olthoff, Ned L. Otto, Donald J. Parker, Christopher Petach, Alexander M. Plott, Donald B. Schaible, Theodore E. Schneider, Curt R. Schroeder, Paul E. Sommerfeld, Roy E. Spencer, Melvin J. Strickland, J. Bertram Swisher, John E. Jr. Talbot, Ashley F. Williams, Lewis R. Jr.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY ORCHESTRA
McNeill, Charles, Concertmaster
Miller, Robert Shanklin, Genevieve Hyde, Virginia Throop, Palmer A. Chase, Mary Katherine Bilsky, Manuel Shaler, Dorothy
Riley, Maurice, Principal Merte, Herman Button, Robert Rupert, Jeanne Joseph, Helen Baker, Elna Tanney, Herbert Harrington, Rae
Cossum, Sarah, Principal Mauerhoff, Gert Stoianowski, Sophie Sharpensteen, Helen Wilson, Thomas Schaeberle, C. A. Mallery, Otto T. Jr.
Risk, Harriet, Principal Clark, Bruce J. Leland, Thomas Hauenstein, Roger Sano, Alice Butterfield, Phyllis Stevenson, Charles L.
Howland, Russell, Principal Marple, Homer Bryan, Virginia Warner, Maretta
Hauenstein, Nelson Steele, Louise
Russell, Myron Fitch, William
Crawford, John Hourigan, Virginia
Weichlein. William Ramsay, Rose
Henry, Sheldon Chastaine, Leah
Young, Graham Dunham, Richard
Trombones Bryan, Paul Chase, Allen Sorenson, Robert Tipton, John
Tympani Eitzen, Lee
University Musical Society