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UMS Concert Program, December 10, 1949: "messiah" -- George Frederic Handel

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Season: 1949-1950
Concert: 1
Complete Series: 3015
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Christmas Concert No. 1 1949-19SO Complete Series 301S
George Frederic Handel
Chloe Owen, Soprano David Lloyd, Tenor
Anna Kaskas, Contralto Oscar Natzka, Bass
University Choral Union
University Musical Society Orchestra
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Saturday Evening, December io, 1949, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
In order to bring the performance within suitable program length certain parts are omitted.
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 togethe'r; 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!
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion. Rejoice greatly, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem. Behold, thy king cometh unto thee. He is the righteous Saviour and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.
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.
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.
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.
Chorus and Audience
Hallelujah: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
The kingdom of this world is 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.
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 Sopranos Abraham, Jacquelyn Alschbach, Floy J. Aprill, Virginia A. Boutwell, Elizabeth Boyd, Elinor Jean Bradstreet, Lola M. Britton, Veronica F. Browning, Irene E. Campbell, Ruth R. Corbin, Horatia J. Danforth, Marian E. Davis, Barbara Day Doudna, Virginia D. Elliott, Joanne E. Finlay, Nancy Anne Hanson, Gladys M. Heldreth, Dorothy J. Heyde, Norma Lee Houston, Alberta Jane Jensen, Marielouise Jewett, Patty Johnson, Barbara R. Kirby, Adele Lake, Mary Eleanor Lock Inez Jeanette Logan Bernadyne MacLaren, Helen L. Malan, Fannie Belle Newell, Dorothy P. Patton, Beatrice M. Pearson, Esther M. Proctor, Phyllis J. Randall, Ella May Reed, Mary Alice Shirley, Hazel Shufelt, Phyllis J. Stauffer, Mary L. Van Manen, Lucille L. Warren, L, Eleanor Williams, Jane N. Zeeuw, Faith Dolores Zuckerman, Shirley R. Zwagerman, Marcia
Second Sopranos Baker, Joyce Yvonne Brockett, Eleanor G. Burton, Mary Jeanne Carillo, Edith M. Carstens, Dorothy M. Christensen, Joanne Clark, Janice Ruth Clark, Maury Winslow Danko, Dorothy L. Davidter, Hazel E. DeMond. Carol W. Detzer, Mary Ann Diepenhorst, Marion Dietz, Maryellen J. Fisher, Winifred Green, Jo Ann Hall, Lois Jean Hendrian, Suzanne Hooper, Helen Kay Huizenga. Thelma J. Ireland. Daphne P. Ivick, Franceanne Jewell, Arlene Jane Jewell, Esther L. Kindig, Beverly L. King, Mary Patricia Lindquist, Carol L.
McDowell, Wanda E. McKinley, Ann Watson Misner, Patricia Ann Mittler, Marilyn J. Oates, Dolores E. O'May, Miriam Sarette Patrick, Patricia J. Patsloff, Patricia Peterson, Ingrid M. Poliquin, Marie T. Rapp, Dorothy Jean Riley, Margaret M. Schmitkons, LaVerne Shafer, Ann Dyke Traxler, Ellen N. Turner, Mary Elizabeth Vlisides, Elena C. Vogt, Elva Marion Wight, Earlene Ann Zapf, Joan Carol Zickerman, Edith L.
First Altos
Baumgarten, Patricia Berger, Edith G. Blair, Virginia E. Boice, Irene A. Brask, Harriet B. Brask, Sannah A. Brehm, Beverly J. Conover, Mary Chase Craze, Barbara Jean Dinnan, Mary E. S. Dobberstein, Arlene Estep, Jeannette F. Falcone, Mary L. Fandrem, Barbara J. Fowler, Virginia Lee Goble, Patricia Ann Gould, Marjorie L. Griffith, Erma R. Gunterberg, Anne P. Herrick, Hildegarde Hoesman, Maxine M. Kahn, Janice S. Kelso, Barbara Ann Leet, Leonora J. Lewis, Nancy Joan Looney, Mary Jane Maguire, Anne Margeson, Bette L. Mastin, Neva M. McCall, Margaret McKeachie, Joyce Mettetal, Myra A. Moran, Marilyn L. Niemann, Mary Jane O'Conner, Edna A. Palmer, Anna W. Pettitt, Marcia A. Pierce, Janet C. Poor, Mary Louise Rauschkolb, Sunhild Reed, Marilyn E. Roff, Lane Shirley Rogers, Suzanne S. Rouse, Elaine G. Sill, Martha M. Stoltz, Barbara L. Symmonds, Charleen Van Laar, Eloise Wiedmann, Louise Wilcox, Leonella Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Altos Alchin, Carol W. Benson, Patricia V. Birk, Allene A. Bogart, Gertrude J. Branson, Anita C. Clark, Barbara L. Clark, Helen Marie Crossley, Sarah-Lou Crossley, Winnifred Dawson, Dorothy Easton, Helen Ruth Enkemann, Gladys C. Foster, Dorothy Dice Gast, Marcella Jean Goodkind, Gloria Lee Greene, Barbara Joy Hamrick, Julia Ruth Helfrich, Mary H. Holtman, Estella Holzer, Jeanne F. Huey, Geraldine B. Kamischky, Nancy L. Kish, Rhea K. Korhonen, Gloria V. Larsen, Joan E. Lenz, Elsa Lown, Mary Lucille McKinney E. Belle McMurray, Nancy Miller, Virginia G. Mulkey, Virginia M. Oberholtzer, Erma Palmer, Beverly S. Ries, Catherine M. Sargent, Stephanie Simmons, Emma Jo Sitts, Jean Elaine Stevens, Adelaide Straley, Elizabeth Sullivan, Marion B. Tulecke, Hazel B. Wear, Louise F. Winston, Ernestine Woodworth, Alta H. Wright, Erma A. Wulsin, Margaret M. Zumstein, Marguerite
First Tenors
Alperin, Harvey A. Brown, Archie M. Brown, Hugh C. Comfort, Gordon A. DeVoe, John H. Dunn, Ralph 0., Jr. Foster, John A. Franke, George M. Harris, Robert A. James, William S. Kirby, Richard L. Liefer, Gerald H. Lowry, Paul T. Miller, Richard D. Niemann, Frederick Norling, Richard L. Norman, Jack Lewis Pearson, Robert S. Premo, Claude R. Robertson, Allen B. Roush, Richard E. Thompson, Frazier Thompson, Peter
Vis, Vincent Almon Waldron, Wilfred Wiseman, Donald O. Wright, John J.
Second Tenors Bronson, David L. Brown, Robert W. Chronic, Byron J. Curry, Jon E. Dietz, Robert James Freeman, Franklin O. Goodwin, F. Walter Hagen, Ivan J. Hardy, Gerald D. Haswell, Max Hennes, Allen R. Horton, Josiah T.S. Kirsten, Walter T. Kochenderfer, L. V. Lenz, Wallace W. Munzel, Herbert L. Olander, Eino R. Paivinen, John O. Parrot, S. Jean Porretta, Frank S. Rogers, Marion J. Rothe, Ralph Joseph Sargent. Douglas A. Shirley, George W. Swanson, Nils R. Tesorsro, Isaac P. Tripp, Thomas Vandenberg, E. L., Jr.
Warren, Lester M. Wortley, Charles K.
First Basses Ablin, George Brask, Willard J. Button, Donald W. Button, Robert E. Caldwell, Carroll Cathey, Arthur J. Daley, John G. Dejager, Donald Doolittle, Robert Engel, Albert J., Jr. Graham, Garrett R. Hamilton, Ralph E., Jr. Heyde, John B. Hines, Paul R. Ireland, David Jackson, Paul J. Kays, J. Warren McGaw, Richard W. Meredith, Robert A. Nylen, J. Lawrence Pealy, Robert H. Pel ton, Jack Davis Putnam, Leon J. Putnam, Lloyd W. Rash, Jack I. Raymond, Jack R. Roberts, William H. Towler. Lewis W. Truesdell, Frederick Umphrey, James R. Van Laar, Jack Wechsler, Martin T.
Worth, Harold E. Young, C. William
Second Basses Anderson, Carl A. Berberian, Ara Berg, Arthur D. Beu, Karl E. Boice, Harmon E. Chase, Willis E., Jr. Chu, Kuang-ya Conover, John T. Coons, John Donald Crystal, Richard 0. Davidter, Royal C. Doolittle, James S. Gozesky, Max A. Johnson, Rodney C. Kolloff, Richard H. Larson, David D. LeClair, David V. Liang, Charles Y. Marshall, Arnaud T. McCaughey, Richard Meade, Jerauld R. Murray, David C, Jr. Neuhardt, John B. Northrup. Peter B. Olthoff, Ned L. Petach, Alexander M. Schubert, Earl D. Stetter, Charles Strickland. J. Bertram Swisher, John E., Jr. Ulmer, David F. Williams, Lewis R., Jr.
Merte, Herman, Jr.,
Concertmaster Morris, Donald W. Throop, Palmer A. Shanker, Morris Schmoker, Geraldine Watson, Barbara Palm, Marilyn Kalionen, Elsie Brown, Archie Shaler, Dorothy
Warner, Barbara,
Principal Aquilina, Peter Ketcham, Warren A. Button, Robert Braun, Gertrude Rutter, Phyllis Sullivan, Shirley Boudouris, James Moore, Miriam Knoblauch, Barbara
Ireland, D.-tvid, Principal Miller, Robert Mauerhoff, Gert
Bjorke, Wallace Stoianowski, Sophie DeVoe, John Maddy, Joseph E. Schaeberle, E. A.
Speare, Patricia, Principal Clark, Bruce Butterfield, Phyllis Ireland, Daphne Sano, Alice Wells, Marilyn Anderson, Donald
Hammel, Virginia,
Principal Bryan, Virginia Nolen, Wayne
Hauenstein, Nelson Hauenstein, Louise
Heger, Theodore E. Heger, T. Charles
Dailey, Dwight Stubbins, William
Weichlein, William Pfeuffer, Robert
Bartholomew, Leland Chastaine, Leah
Gallagher, Charles, Solo Dunham, Richard
Trombones Bryan, Paul Wallace, Paul Symmonds, Charleen
Salmon, James

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