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UMS Concert Program, December 9, 1950: "messiah" -- George Frederic Handel

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Season: 1950-1951
Concert: 1
Complete Series: 3042
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Christmas Concert No. 1
Complete Series 3042
George Frederic Handel
Nancy Carr, Soprano Eunice Alberts, Contralto
David Lloyd, Tenor Oscar Natzka, Bass
University Choral Union
University Musical Society Orchestra
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Saturday Evening, December 9, 1950, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tenor--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.
Chorus--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.
Bass--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.
Chorus--And He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
Contralto--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!
Bass--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.
In order to bring the performance within suitable program length certain parts are omitted.
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.
Chorus--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.
Soprano--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:
Chorus--Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.
Soprano--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 light.
Chorus--Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.
Contralto--He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
Chorus--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.
Tenor--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.
Chorus--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 Lcrd strong and mighty in battle. The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of glory.
Chorus and Audience--Hallelujah: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of ouf 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 I see God.
For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.
Bass--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.
Chorus--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 Aprill, Virginia Bell, Elsie L. Boice, Helen E. Bowles, Pauline C. Boyd, Elinor Jean Bradstreet, Lola Branson, Allegra Britton, Veronica Campbell, Ruth R. Carstens, Dorothy Clark, Janice R. Clark, Maury W. Crawford, Mary C. Davis, Barbara Day Elliott, Joanne E. Gilligan, Esther Graham, Dorothy H. Hanson, Gladys M. Hendrian, Suzanne Herman, Patricia Heyde, Norma Lee Houston, Alberta Ivanoff, Jacqueline Jun, Rose Marie Krimm, Marilyn M. Lamberton, Pauline Lock, Inez J. Logan, Bernadyne Long, Ardis Curtis MacLaren, Helen Malan, Fannie Belle Newell, Dorothy P. Ongpin, Norma R. Parsons, Mary D. Patton, Beatrice M. Prince, Ethel M. Ranger, Mary I. Ravesloot, Grace J. St. Denis, Joan M. Schulz, Eleanor C. Smith, Dorothy H. Smith, Dorothy J. Stauffer, Mary L. Stout, Marguerite Taylor, Merle G. Ternes, Patricia Tung, Juliana Van Manen, Lucille Wells, Eugenia E. Wilder, Carol N. Zickerman, Edith
Second Sopranos Allen, Jean C. Andersen, Barbara Baker, Joyce Y. Bart, Catharine J. Bowman, Dona Rae Bradley, Barbara S. Brooks, Faith S. Buell, Jane Miriam Coy, Audrey L. Detzer, Mary Ann Fisher, Winifred Gault, Madelaine F. Gunn, Florence M. Hall, L. Jean Hedrick, Norma V. Howe, Helene A. Jacobson, Jane Jensen, Marielouise Jewell, Arlene Jane Jewell, Esther L.
Johnson, Virginia Jones, Lee E. Kuhl, Elise Alice Maxwell, Shirley I. McDowell, Wanda E. McKinley, Ann Watson Merrill, Barbara B. Partridge, Beverly Patrick, Joan Patsloff, Patricia Peterson, Ingrid M. Puglisi, Elizabeth Sanderson, Doris J. Schuster, Ethel R. Siler, Sheila Jean Sturgeon, Geraldine Thomas, Grace Jean Traxler, Ellen N. Van Kirk, Nancy Lee Vassoff, Marilyn L. Vlisides, Elena C. Wight, Earlene Ann Zapf, Joan Carol
First Altos
Baker, Lucille M. Bean, Elizabeth A. Berger, Edith G. Blair, Virginia Bliese, Marjorie Brask, Sannah A. Brehm, Beverly J. Conover, Mary Chase Coutts, M. Joan Doerner, Joyce Duncan, Camilla Estep, Jeannette Falcone, Mary L. Festinger, Mary Frederick, Merian Gonan, Gloria J. Griffith, Erma R. Griggs, Jessiemay Herrick, Hildegarde Hourigan, Virginia Jacobi, Mary Jane James, I. Lucille Janton, Anne Kahn, Janice S. Kime, Frances A. La Med, Renah Little, Ann Clark Mastin, Neva M. McCall, Margaret Morse, Frances E. Niemann, Lane Roff Niemann, Mary Jane O'Conner, Edna A. Palmer, Anna W. Parker, Joyce C. Pierce. Janet C. Rauschkolb. Sunhild Rouse, Elaine G. Rucker, Helen M. Shook, Thelma A. Sill. Martha M. Skramovsky, Merrill Stoltz, Barbara L. Tennent, Elaine D. Vande Kieft, Ruth Wappler, Margaret Wiedmann, Louise P. Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Altos
Alchin, Carol W. Allen, Elizabeth Ball, Genevieve S. Bell, Letitia L. Biddle, Jane L. Birk, Allene A. Bogart, Gertrude Botermans, Dorothy Bowles, Emma Jo Branson, Anita C. Brent, Mary Louise Brown, Frances J. Case, Marietta Lou Clapham, Elizabeth Clark, Helen M. Crossley, Winnifred Crossley, Sarah-Lou Enkemann, Gladys C. Farris, Charlotte S. Foster, Dorothy Dice Garey, Effie Marie Helfrich, Mary H. Holtman, Estella Holzer, Jeanne F. Huey, Geraldine E. Hummer. Patricia L. Karnischky, Nancy Kay, Constance Blair Keith, Virginia M. Kish, Rhea K. Larsen, Joan E. Lauer, Joan Lenz, Elsa F. Martin, Ann H. Mclntosh, Jodora McKinney, E. Belle McMurray, Nancy Mundorff, Patricia Newman, Priscilla Palmer, Beverly S. Stevens, Evelyn Mae Tulecke, Hazel Winston, Ernestine Wisse, Esther S. Woodworth, Alta H. Worrell, Margaret Wright, Erma A. Zumstein, Marguerite
First Tenors
Alperin, Harvey A. Dunn, Ralph O. Jr. Foster, John Allan Franke, George M. Harris, Robert A. James, Dr. William S. Johnson, Clare I. Liefer, Gerald H. Lowry, Paul T. Niemann, Frederick Pearson, Robert S. Roush, Richard E. Sanderson, Jesse Sanford, Leonard Scott, J. 0. Stettenheim. Peter Thompson, Peter Thompson, Rudolph Visosky, John M. Waldron, Wilfred
Wear, Robert E. Weatherill, Robert Wiseman, Donald O. Woodward. Robert D.
Second Tenors
Applegate, Albert A. Arnesen, Richard B. Arnold, Calvin L. Bronson, David L. Brown, Robert W. Damron, Bert Lee Freeman, Dr. Franklin 0. Goodwin, F. Walter Hagen, Ivan John Hall. William J. Hardy, Gerald D. Haswell, Max V. Hennes, Dr. Allen R. Holtz, William V. Kirsten. Walter T. Kuhns, William W. Lenz, Wallace W. McCracken, Dr. William Norris, Allen M. Price, Russell E. Robinson, Don Carl Robinson, John D. Roderick, Thomas Snyder, Wesley H. Swanson, Niles R. Vandenberg, E.L. Jr. Van Eenam, Donald N. Vedder, Morris A. Vis. Vincent Almon
Wasserberger, Leo J. Whitehouse, Frank Jr. Widerquist, Allan L. Wortley, Charles K. Youngberg, Rev. Harold
First Basses
Brenner, Frederick Cathey, Arthur J. Christian. Daniel Daley, John G. Doolittle, Robert Driesbach, Paul K. Graham. Garrctt R. Grinius, Algis Hamilton, Ralph E. Hines. Paul R. Ivanoff, John C. Janton, William H. Kays, J. Warren Lewis, James Lee Jr. Maxwell. Donald L. McGaw, Richard W. Murray, David C. Jr. Neuhardt, John B. North, Larry R. Parr, James Nelson Putnam, Leon J. Roberts, William H. Shinn, Hal Dreer Smith, Allan F. Stout, Donald E. Thompson, Harold A. Tomkins, Stanton E. Umphrey, James R. Van Laar, Jack
Wechsler, Martin T. Wilder, David E.
Second Basses Allen, Gordon 0. Bath, Charles F. Berberian, Ara Berg, Arthur D. Beu, Karl E. Bishop, Robert C. Bostrom, Marvin J. Chase, Willis E. Jr. Clugston, George A. Conover, John T. Davidter, Royal C. Drake, Charles F. Friedman, Morton L. Gozesky, Max A. Gunn, George H. Jr. Heyde, John Bradley Jahsman, David P. Karoly, Andrew J. Kolloff, Richard H. Liang, Charles Y. Mastin, Glenn G. Northrup, Peter B. Olthoff, Ned L. Otto, David John Petach, Alexander Rose, Arthur Stetter, Charles Swisher, John E. Jr. Whale, Edmund H. Wilhelm, James K. Jr. Williams, Lewis R. Jr. Zwiep, Theodore C.
Merte, Herman, Concertmaster
Morris, Donald W. Erkkila, Unto Shanklin, Genevieve Wear, Louise Shanker, Morris G. Shaler, Dorothy J. Hewitt, Gail Rupert, Jeanne L. Stuart, Alexander V. Redner, Arthur L. Kemp, Clarence S.
Weiss, Barbara, Principal Strain, Luzella Brown, Archie Schilla, Yvonne Rutter, Phyllis Eddleblute, Clarence Streicher, Janet Westcott, Anne Jones, Roland Leo Stevenson, Diana
Simonel, Emile J. Jr.,
Principal Schuster, Kurt S.
Wagner, Lilias C. Mauerhoff, Gert Kovats, Daniel Woldt, Elizabeth Hoermann, Roland W. Norman, Robert Z. Maddy, Joseph E. Schaeberle, E. A.
Clark, Bruce J., Principal Klingbeil, Bruce N. Sano, Alice Jansma, Phyllis Austin, Grace Loeber Streicher, Velma Martin, Ann Stevenson, Charles L.
Hammel, Virginia, Principal
Bryan, Virginia Nusca, Raymond L. Courtright, Ann
Hauenstein, Nelson M. Hauenstein, Louise Steele
Heger, Theodore E. Heger, Charles T.
Crawford, John W. Rolston, Ernest K.
Pfeuffer, Robert Beck, John C.
Kaatz, Caria H. Chastaine, Leah
Gallagher, Charles, Solo Schubert, Beverly
Trombones Bryan, Paul Waldecker, Doris Janton, William H.
Maddy, Richard A.

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