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UMS Concert Program, December 11, 1948: "messiah" -- Georg Friedrich Handel

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Season: 1948-1949
Concert: 1
Complete Series: 2990
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Christmas Concert No. 1 1948-1949 Complete Series 2990
Georg Friedrich Handel
Doris Doree, Soprano Frederick Jagel, Tenor
Nan Merriman, Contralto John Gurney, Bass
University Choral Union
University Musical Society Orchestra
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Saturday Evening, December ii, 1948, at 8:30 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 the 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.
And He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
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 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 saving:
Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.
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 grief, 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.
The Lord gave the word. Great was the company of the preachers.
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tiding of good things!
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Soprano
Alschbach, Floy J. Aprill, Virginia A. Black, Marilyn A. Bradstreet, Lola Mae Britton, Veronica F. Campbell, Ruth R. Corbin, Horatia J. Daudna, Virginia D. Dennis, Jean M. Eagle, Carol Frances Eckhout, Ann Clare Elliott, Joanne E. Endres, Irene Marie Finlay, Nancy Anne Gale, Doris A. Gobdel, Mary C. Hammett, Eleanore M. Hampton, Grace Helen Hanson, Gladys Marie Heldreth, Dorothy J. Heyde, Norma Swinney Jastram, Frances G. Lake, Mary Eleanor Lock, Inez Curtiss Lyman, Jean MacLaren, Helen L. Malan, Fannie Belle Neilson, Carol M. Newell, Dorothy P. Patton, Beatrice M. Peck, Betty Jean Ranger, Mary Isabelle Reed, Mary Alice Roy, Sarah B. Shirley, Hazel Ruth Shufelt, Phyllis Jean Skidmore, Beth A. Sloss, Alice M. Smith, Frieda L. Stauffer, Mary L. Taylor, Merle G. Thiede, Joan Walsh Thrush, Sarah J. Van Manen, Lucille L. Warren, L. Eleanor Whelan, Eleanor R. Williams, Jane N. Wilson, Louise S. Zeeuw, Faith Dolores Zwagerman, Marcia
Second Soprano
Beerends, Esther Beller, Betty Louise Brockett, Eleanor Gene Brooks, Faith S. Bryant, D. Lenore Burton, Mary Jeanne Carillo, Edith M. Clark, Bobby Jane Crawford, Mary C. Daly, Caryl Abell
Davidter, Hazel E. DeGraaf, Malois W. DeMond, Carol W. Dorney, Edith A. Elting, Alice M. Evans, Marguerite L. Fisher, Winifred Folz, Sylvia Green, Jo Ann Hanslovsky, Frances Hendrian, Suzanne Hendricks, Marie E. Hooper, Helen Kay Jensen, Cohleen Jewell, Arlene Jane Jewell, Esther L. Kinley, Katherine C. Koning, Phyllis V. Lew, Elaine E. Mackenzie, Mary E. Manring, Jan H. McDowell, Wanda E. Mills, Katherine M. Newman, Virginia S. Oates, Dolores E. Osterhoudt, Blanche Patrick, Patricia J. Patsloff, Patricia K. Perdew, Mary Jeannette Reynolds, Jessie M. Schmitkons, LaVerne Shafer, Ann Dyke Smith, Dorothy Jean Utley, Joann Irene Vlisides, Elena C. Vogt, Elva Marion Wakefield, Elva Mae Zuckerman, Shirley R.
First Alto
Baumgarten, Patricia Blair, Virginia Ellen Conover, Mary Chase Estep, Jeannette F. Estes, Betty Jane Falcone, Mary L. Fandrem, Barbara Jean Fox, Margaret W. Gillis, Diana Gonan, Gloria S. Gould, Marjorie Lois Griffith, Erma Reany Hamrick, Martha Hoesman, Maxine M. Hollis, Marjorie H. Hourigan, Virginia L. James, I. Lucille Johnson, Joann P. Kelso, Barbara Ann Leet, Leonora I. Lindbert, Marjorie Lindcmann, Bette J. Lewis, Nancy Joan
Maguire, Kathleen A. Mastin, Neva M. McCoy, Hester Jane Mettetal, Myra Ann Niemann, Mary Jane O'Dell, Nesby Palmer, Anna W. Pettitt, Marcia A. Pierce, Janet Carol Randall, Ella May Rapp, Dorothy Jean Rasmussen, Phyllis D. Risk, Harriet Sieber, Lois Marie Sill, Martha M. Snow, Charlotte C. Stefan, Elsie Louise Stein, Ruth Eleanore Stephans, Mary Jane Stoltz, Barbara Lou Symmonds, Charleen Turner, Mary Elizabeth Van Laar, Eloise Widmann, Sybil A. Wiedmann, Louise P. Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Alto
Barnett, Margaret S. Bennett, Harriet J. Bogart, Gertrude J. Brovan, Elaine R. Brown, Rosemary C. Carpenter, Barbara D. Clark, Helen Marie Crossley, Winnifred DeRaymond, Mary S. Duncan, Dorothy Fratcher, Mary Luella Goodkind, Gloria Lee Hamrick, Julia Ruth Henderson, Josephine H. Holtman, Estella Hood, Jacqueline Ann Huey, Geraldine E. Jewell, C. Marilee Johnson, Barbara A. Kluckhohn, Ruth Mary Korhonen, Gloria V. Krueger, Patricia Ann Lenz, Elsa F. McKinney, E. Belle McMurray, Nancy Miller, Elizabeth Ann Miller, Virginia G. Oberholtzer, Erma R. Palmer, Beverly S. Rissman, Ann Slocum Robinson, Elizabeth E. Rosen, Arlynn Sargent, Stephanie J. Smith, Phyllis Jean Sorenson, Carolyn J.
Stevens, Adelaide I. Sullivan, Marion B. Tulecke, Hazel B. Van Meter, June II. Wersen, Katherine A. Woodworth, Alta Zumstein, Marguerite
First Tenor
Anderson, Donald R. Boyd, Don Bruce Brown, Hugh Cameron Burns, Richard Noel David, Leonard Carol DeVoe, John Herbert Harris, Robert A. James, William Stuart Kirby, Richard L. Landers, Jack Liefer, Gerald H. Lowry, Paul J. Manring, Darryl T. Norling, Richard L. Parrot, S. Jean Pearson, Robert S. Robertson, Allen B. Schoonmaker, Grant C. Snyder, Harold Z. Stauffer, Robert B. Thompson, Peter Tonneberger, Thomas J. Vis, Vincent Almon Wiele, Kenneth W. Wilson, Thomas E. Woodward, Robert D. Wright, John J.
Second Tenor
Barber, Joseph W. Beu, Karl Emil Bronson, David L. Engelder, Theodore C. Falk, Richard L.
Fisher, Charles R. Fox. Howard P. Goodwin, F. Walter Grove, Gayle Day Hardy, Gerald D. Haswell, Max V. Hennes, Allen R. Hines, Paul R. Horton, Josiah T. S. Kochenderfer, Leon V. Kuhns, William W. Jr. Lenz, Wallace W. MacGowan, William B. McGaw, Richard W. Munzel, Herbert L. Olander, Eino R. Porretta, Francis S. Raymond, Jack R. Reynolds, Jimmie H. Sargent, Douglas A. Tripp, W. Thomas Truesdell, Frederick Vandenberg, Edward L. Jr. Watkins, Glenn Elson
First Bass
Broadbooks, Harold E. Button, Donald W. Button, Robert E. Cathey, Arthur J. DeGraaf, Donald E. Dejager, Donald Faurot, John R. Guenter, Thomas E. Guthrie. Charles E. Hamilton, Ralph E., Jr. Heyde, John Bradley Hughes, John Charles Kays, J. Warren Keats, Theodore E. Lobaugh, Jimmie Mark, Robert H. S. McCaughey, Richard J.
McKeachie, Duane D. Nielsen, Kenneth L. Nicmann, Robert B. Nylen. J. Lawrence Phelps, Lynn A. I'irner, Reuben George Roberts, William H. Schiltz, Grover E. Schneider, Curt R. Snook, Arthur J. Tomkins, Stanton E. Towler, Lewis W. Van Laar, Jack Wechsler, Martin T.
Second Bass
Anderson, Arthur F. Anderson, Carl A. Chu, Kuanpc-ya Coons, John Donald Crystal, Richard 0. Davidter, Royal C. Dieterich, Gordon C. Doolittle, James S. Dreifus, John A. Hildebrandt, Paul R. Jastram, Philip S. Kolloff, Richard H. Larson, David D. Murray, David C. Jr. Olthoff, Ned Leroy Petach, Alexander M. Plott, Donald Bryce Razey, Don Hubert Schaible. Theodore E. Sommerfield, Roy E. Spencer, Haven Hadley Spencer, Melvin Jo Strickland, J. Bertram Swisher, John E. Jr. Ulmer, David F. Williams, Lewis R. Williams, Raymond F.
Troupin, Edward, Concertmaster
Shanklin, Genevieve Miller, Robert Hyde, Virginia Mengel, Eugene Utzinger, Lois Roth, Clarence F. Warner, Barbara Shaler, Dorothy Watson, Barbara Tybout, Rita
Riley, Maurice, Principal Rupert, Jeanne Schmoker, Geraldine Button, Robert Warner, Robert Shirley, Hazel Smith, Phyllis Simmons, Marjorie Tanney, Herbert Braun, Gertrude
Powell, Theodore,
Principal Mauerhoff, Gert
Throop, Palmer A. Stoianowski, Sophie Bjorke, Wallace De Raymond, Mary Maddy, Joseph E. Schaeberle, E. A.
Risk, Harriet, Principal Leland, Thomas Clark, Bruce Sano, Alice Butterfield, Phyllis Speare, Patricia Thomson, John Stevenson, Charles A.
Houdek, John, Principal Hanson, Harry Bryan, Virginia
Jones, Nathan E. Bogosian, Hambarson Steele, Louise
Falls, Harriet SchilU, Grover
Stubbins, William Bellis, Warren
Weichlein, William Helm. S. M. Pfeuffer, Robert
Kaatz, Carla Chastaine, Leah
Young, Graham, Solo Dunham, Richard
Trombones Bryan, Paul Wallace, Paul Symmonds, Charleen
Salmon, James

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