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UMS Concert Program, December 9, 1951: "messiah" -- George Frederic Handel

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Season: 1951-1952
Concert: 2
Complete Series: 3069
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
Christmas Concert No. 2 1951-1952 Complete Series 3069
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George Frederic Handel
Sunday Afternoon, December q, 1951, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
In order that the continuity of the work be maintained, it is requested that the audience re?frain from applause until the end of each part of the program.
Tenor--Comfort ye, My people, saith your God; speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her in?iquity 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 na?tions; and the desire of all nations shall come.
The Lord, whom ye seek, shall sud?denly 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 mountains! 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!
Chorus--For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the govern?ment shall be upon His shoulders; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Ever?lasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Soprano--There were shepherds abid?ing 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 tid?ings 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 heavenly host, praising God, saying:
Chorus--Glory to God in the high?est, and peace on earth, good will toward men.
Soprano--Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusa?lem: 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 shep?herd, 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.
CnORUS--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.
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 sor?row like unto His sorrow.
Soprano--How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tiding of good things!
Chorus--Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Bass--Why do the nations so furi?ously 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.
Chorus--Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us.
Chorus and Audience--Hallelu?jah: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
The kingdom of this world is be?come 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 I see God.
For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.
Chorus--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.
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.
Contralto--Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallow'd up in victory.
Contralto and Tenor--O death, where is thy sting O grave, where is thy victory The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
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
Alexander, Helen Aprill, Virginia Avsharian, Margaret Boyd, Elinor J. Bradstreet, Lola Branson, Allegra Britton, Veronica Burney, Margaret Clark, Janice R. Clark, Maury W. Crawford, Mary C. Davis, Barbara Elliott, Joanne Enkemann, Eileen Ford, Betty Ann Gilligan, Louise Glenn, Rosemary Graham, Dorothy Hanson, Gladys Heyde, Norma Lee Howe, June B. Ivanoff, Jacqueline Katterjohn, Rosemary Kraushaar, Doris Krimm, Marilyn Lamberton, Pauline Lock, Inez J. Long, Ardis C. Lowe, Shirley L. MacLaren, Helen Malan, Fannie Belle McFarlane, Jean L. Moore, Inez B. Newell, Dorothy P. Nobilette, Dorothy Nyberg, Ida May Ongpin, Norma Roa Patton, Beatrice Ranger, Mary I. Ravesloot, Grace Saxon, Jan Shuptrine, Marilyn Stocker, Beverly Sublett, Vernett Taylor, Merle G. Ternes, Patricia Van Manen, Lucille Warren, L. Eleanor Watt, Susanne
Second Sopranos
Allen, Jean C. Anderson, Barbara Berckman, Jean E. Bradley, Barbara Brater, Betsy B. Carillo, Edith Conover, Mary C. Coy, Audrey L. Crawford, Alice Davidter, Hazel Dopey, Edith A. Ellis, Jo Ann Fisher, Winifred Floridis, Marilyn Franzblau, Beverly Hagen, Ruth S. Hall, L. Jean Hansen, Joan B. Hedrick, Norma Herbstreet, Marilyn Howe, Helene A.
Jewell, Arlene Jewell, Esther Johnson, Roberta Jones, Lee E. Kuhl, Elise A. Marshall, Marilyn McDowell, Wanda Merrill, Barbara Mikulich, Alice Miller, Katherine Miller, Nandeen Northrup, Martha Patrick, Joan Peterson, Ingrid Puglisi, Elizabeth Reck, Linda M. Sanderson, Doris Sharfman, Susan Simon, Eva S. Spurrier, Virginia Tate, Emma L. Thomas, Grace J. Vander Kolk, Claire Vlisides, Elena Wolf, Beverly Wood, Gertrude Zapf, Joan C.
First Altos Blair, Virginia Brask, Sannah A. Brehm, Beverly Cheek, Gloria Lee Comstock, Marjorie Coutts, Margaret Darling, Persis Davis, Sally Ann DeValois, Hildegarde DeVoss, Helen A. Duncan, Camilla Falcone, Mary L. Garrett, Barbara Gleason, Mary J. Goldstein. Rhoda Griffith, Erma Griggs, Jessiemay Hall, Nancy S. Katzenmeyer, Ann Kime, Frances A. Little, Ann Clark Mallett, Patricia Mastin, Neva M. McLean, Marjorie Moncrieff, Alexandra Moore, June E. Nelson, Janet F. O'Conner, Edna A. Palmer, Anna W. Ratliff, Betty Lou Rauchlc, Gloria Robertson, Joyce Rouse, Elaine G. Schreiber, Sylvia Seavey, Mary H. Stansberry, M. Lucille Stimson, Sally Anne Stoltz, Barbara Lou VandeKieft, Ruth M. Wappler, Margaret Wiedmann, Louise P. Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Altos
Apjre, Chrystial Alchin, Carol Allmand, Jo Anne Ames, Julaine A. Bailey, Phyllis Ball, Genevieve Bell, Letitia Biddle, Jane L. Birk, Allene A. Bogart, Gertrude Branson, Anita Brown, Frances Brown, Mary K. Case, Marietta Clapham, Elizabeth Crossley, Sarah-Lou Dansby, Ruth Anne Eckel, Helen G. Enkemann, Gladys Farris, Charlotte Foster, Dorothy Franklin, Jane M. Granger, Beverly Haswell, Judith Holtman, Estella Huey, Geraldine Hummer, Patricia Johnson, Beatrice Johnson, Marilyn Karnischky, Nancy Kay, Constance Keith, Virginia Kish, Rhea K. Larsen, Joan E. Lenz, Elsa F. Levine, Barbara Machol, Florence McManus, June R. McMurray, Nancy Newell, Jean Roush, Mary H. Stevens, Evelyn Stoltz, Jane E. Straka, Jane A. Thomas, Agnes Wilcox, Ruth E. Winston, Ernestine Woodworth, Alta Wright, Erma A. Zumstein, Marguerite
First Tenors
Akin, J. Richard Alperin, Harvey Anderson, John H. Bennett, Leslie Foster, John A. George, Emery E. Horwitz, Frederick James, Dr. William S. Jones, Arthur J. Kadian, George Lenz, Wallace W. Liefer, Gerald H. Lowry, Paul T. Monroe, John B. Morillo, Marvin Moyer, Mark H. Roush, Richard E. Shapero, Bertram Stephenson, Charles
Taylor, Charles L. Thompson, Peter Visosky, John M. Waldron, Wilfred Weatherill, Robert Wynn, John Gee Zakoscielny, Joseph
Second Tenors
Applegate, Albert Bronson, David Goodwin, F. Walter Gorree, Frederick Graden, Bruce B. Hall, Percy F. Haswell, Max V. Hennes, Dr. Allen R. Herring, James E. Johnson, Gary R. Kirsten, Walter Machado, Emiliano McCracken, Dr. William McCreary, John S. McGarvey, James Perez, Dr. Pablo Robinson, Donald Robinson, John D. Schmidtke, Ralph Schreiber, Lawrence Shatz, Malcolm H. Sickrey, William Stettenheim, Peter Swanson, Nils R. ten Brink, Dr. Jacobus Vandenberg, Ed
Van Solkcma, Sherman Vis, Vincent A. Wall, Roger Wang, James
First Basses
Arnesen, Richard Beach, Neil W. Cathey, Arthur J. Curry, Jon E. Daley, John G. Driesbach, Paul Foster, Emerson Fudge, James T. Gielow, James C. Glaser, Donald Graham, Garrett Grinius, Algis Hamilton, Ralph Herman, Thomas Hcyde, John B. Kays, J. Warren Keith, Robert E. Lewis, James Lee, Jr. McCaughey, Richard Header, Robert E. Murray, David C. Putnam, Leon J. Roberts, William Roderick, Thomas Thurston, Richard Towier, Lewis W. True, Wesley 0. Umphrey, James R.
Vedder, Morris A. Wiles, John A., Jr.
Second Basses
Berberian, Ara Berg, Arthur D. Brown, Robert G. Chapman, William Clugston, George Conover, John T. Curtice, Russell Davidter, Royal C. Dean, Louis, Jr. Friedman, John Lee Gozesky, Max A. Halstead, Boyd C. Holmberg, Edwin H. Holtgrieve, Martin Huffer, James W. Jahsman, David P. Kraushaar, Donald Krueger, Irwin C. Larounis, George Leacock, James A. Mark, Robert H. S. Mastin, Glenn G. Moore, George H. Northrup, Peter B. Otto, David John Postma, Howard F. Reinhart, Melvin Richards, Tudor Rose, Arthur Stetter, Charles
Merte, Herman, Jr.,
Concertmaster Williams, Carl Lloyd Maria Sbaler, Dorothy Stuart, Alexander V. Rupert, Jeanne L. Stoltz, Jane E. Westcott, Anne Redner, Arthur L. Haerer, Armin F. Pfeiffer, Betty
Weiss, Barbara Schilla, Yvonne Hewitt, Gail Eddleblute, Clarence Joseph, Helen K. Jones, Roland Leo Wise, Carolyn Whitmire, Rene Streicher, Janet Erhard, Brigette Shaw, Mary Jean
Woldt, Elizabeth Bjorke, Wallace Baay, Muriel
Neumann, Alfred R. Strain, Luzella Wasner, Lilias Schultz, Alice Gwen Schaeberle, E. A.
Lewis, Joan Sano, Alice Y. Shetler, Donald J. Jackson, Jacqueline Krengel, Mary Jorstad, Judith Martin, Ann Inman, Mary Jane
Skidmore, Edward C. Courtright, Ann Warner, Joan Otto, David
Hauenstein, Nelson Hauenstein, Louise
Heger, Theodore E. Scbiltz, Grover
Stubbins, William Dailey, Dwight
Weichlein, William J. Beck, John
Ricks, Robert Dailey, Nielsen
Haas, Donald Ray, Solo Patrick, Joan
Trombones Smith, Glenn Moore, Joseph Herman, Thomas S.
Yttrehus, Rolv B.

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