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UMS Concert Program, December 6, 1953: "messiah" -- George Frederic Handel

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Season: 1953-1954
Concert: 2
Complete Series: 3119
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
Christmas Concert No. 2 1953-1954 Complete Series 3119
George Frederic Handel
Sunday Afternoon, December 6, 1953, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
In order that the continuity of the work be maintained, it is requested that the audience refrain 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.
Contralto--Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel: God with us.
Contralto--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 I 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 the heavenly host praising God, saying:
Chorus--Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will toward
Contralto--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 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.
Soprano--Come unto Him, all ye that labor, and 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 sin of the world.
Contralto--He was despised and re?jected 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 sec if there be any sor?row like unto His sorrow.
Ciiorus--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.
The Lord gave the word. Great was the company of the preachers.
Soprano--How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
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.
CnoRus 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 Kis 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--0 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.
Jane Decker, Accompanist
First Sopranos
Adler, Janet L. Alexander, Helen Aprill, Virginia A. Belin, Maryann C. Bengtsson, Doris E. Bennett, Virginia Bleil, Opal
Bradstreet, Lola Mae Branson, Allegra Britton, Veronica Castagno, Geraldine Clark, Maury W. Davis, Patricia Ann Drake, Gladys Duchesneau, Theresa Edwards, Lynne Ekwall, Janet Gebhard, Ruth Gibson, Barbara Hanson, Gladys M. Hetherington, Susan Huber, Sally Kraushaar, Doris Lock, Inez J. Long, Ardis R. MacLaren, Helen Malan, Fannie Belle McFarlane, Jean L. Meetsma, Mary T. Newell, Dorothy N'yberg, Ida May Otto, Erlene Rae Patton, Beatrice M. Pearson, Lily-Ann Peters, Lynette Ann Pierce, Shirley R. Robinson, Anne Russell, JoAnn Scott, Harriet VV. Smith, Peggy Stapler, Catherine Stevens, Nancy B. Tarboux, Isabellc Thomas, Joyce E. Tjotis, Ralian J. Van Manen, Lucille Wales, Beverly Ann Warren, Eleanor Watt, Susanne Jane Zuckerberg, Temma
Second Sopranos
Berberian, Balig Berger, Beatrice Brater, Betsy Brcwbaker, Ann Brouwer, Winifred Church, Ellen W. Cooley, Anne E. Dabringhaus, Jenny Davis, Jean E. Dodge, Thelma I. Fineman, Arlene Fisher, Nancy M. Fisher, Winifred Franzblau, Beverly Gerber, Janice L. Godshalk, Donna P. Groves, Kathryn M. Haas, Sally Lee
Hagen, Ruth S. Hahn, Ruth Marie Hakkcn, Jane H. Harris, Pauline Hedrick, Norma V. Heft, Priscilla Ann Howe, Helen A. Kellogg, Merlyn L. Kuhl, Elise A. McLaughlin, Georgia Mead, Julia L. Merrill, Barbara B. Miller, Nandeen L. Nutley, Jean M. Patterson, Elizabeth Platt, Bette J. Puglisi, Elizabeth Sauer, Mary Ann Schonfeld, Eleanore Schreiber, Sylvia Selby, Ruth M. Skaff, Diana May Skaff, Frances Mary Skoman, Lucia Tate, Emma Louise Taugher, Martha N. Thomas, Grace Jean Thomson, Norma Rae Vlisides, Elena C. Waltz, Ingrid P. Wells, Jeanne L. Westbrook, Alice Fay Williams, Lydia M. Winchell, Janet G. Wolf, Beverly M. Wollam, Betty J.
First Altos
Abrams, Mary E. Bailit, Irma R. Barth, Dolores R. Bartholomew, Nancy Bates, Mary Elizabeth Bevis, Linn A. Bilakos, Christena Brehm, Beverly J. Buckwalter, Edith Campbell, Colleen Cohen, Judith N. Cooley, Joyce Coyne. Patricia A. Darling, Persis Ann Eiteman, Sylvia C. Falcone, Mary L. Fell, Patricia Fischer, Elizabeth French, Alice E. Griffith, Erma R. Harcum, Phoebe M. Hardie, Margaret A. Hardy, Emily Herrick. Roxanne Howe, Nancy Jean Jacobson, Barbara K. James, Innez Lucille Johnson, Barbara K. Johnson, Diane M. Kimc, Frances A. Kingland, Marjorie A. Kirchman, Margaret M. Lane, Rosemarie
LedBetter, Gwenda Loeweke, Eunice L. Mastin, Neva M. McCord, Betty P. Meiss, Harriet R. Nelson, Man ia E. Nonhof, Patricia Y. Ostroski, Mary G. Palmer, Anna W. Polster, Jean B. Potter, Marijane F. Reck, Linda M. Robertson, Jeannette J. Rouillard, Elizabeth Sabadash, Mary Lou Soule, Doris Ann Steenhusen, Sally Tucker, Phyllis M. Vukmirovich, Nevenka Weaver, Beverly Ann Wiedmann, Louise P. Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Altos
Ames, Julaine A. Beaudoin, Rita M. Bergen, Marion T. Birk, Allene A. Bogart, Gertrude J. Bolt, Phyllis Mae Boughton, Helen Ann Brown, Mary K. Byler, Miriam K. Cohen, Karen L. Crossley, Sarah Lou Crossley, Winnifred Cyms, Mary M. Davis, Marilyn V. Decker, Jane Deuvall, Jane Enkemann, Gladys C. Flanders, Ruth C. Fowler, Gloria Granger, Beverly J. Haffner, Edith A. Haswell, Judith Ann Holtman, Estella Huber, Judith Ann Huey, Geraldine Johnson, Olga Ball Keating, Elizabeth Keith, Virginia Kempe, Ann Louise King, Jean L. Ladd, Anne P. Long. Marguerite I. Macho!, Florence G. McBridc, Sara Alyce McKinzie, Ann Louise McMurray, Nancy Miller, Nina F. Newell, Patricia Ann Nyenhuis, Helen June Okey, Ruth Anne Rice, Betty L. Roeger, Beverly B. Schwartz, Virginia Searles, Ruth Soto, Maria Eugenia Stevens, Wynne C. Stienon, Maureen
Strom, Sonja Sweet, Elizabeth 0. Taylor, Elaine R. Tolman, Ruth S. Van Dyck, Jane E. Volkmann, Lois J. Wright, Erma A. Watson, Frances B. Yeoham, Velraa H. Zumstein, Marguerite
First Tenors Ambs, Bruce J. Anderson, Waldie A. Byler, Lowell J. Chefsky, Robert M. Cobb, Richard DeLeeuw, Cornelius, Jr. Edmiston, James C. George, Emery Hartman, Dr. Richard Hulse, James A. James, Dr. William Jennings, Ernest W. Lester, Kenney T. Liefer, Gerald H. Lowry, Paul T. Morillo, Marvin Pierce, Richard A. Rizzo, Frank Senter, Albert W., Jr. Shatz, Malcolm H. Thompson, Frazier Tomion, Jack Waggoner, Raymond W. Walton, Charles W.
Second Tenors Aikin, Richard Barnum, Thomas G. Beals, Theodore F. Byer, Irving De Haan, James Follin, Weldon Lee Francoeur, Donald T.
Gianakaris, Constantine Hague, Bart Haswell, Max V. Ilgentritz, Robert Ironside, Roderick Miller, Lloyd Moon, Robert Lee Robinson, Donald C. Schill, Thomas E. Shaw, James D. Siefka, Robert D. Smith, Jerry J. Sterrett, David R. Stringer, Lyle H. Thompson, James, Jr. Vandenberg, Edward L.,
Victor, Karl N., Jr. Vis, Vincent A. Yang, Ting-Kuo Young, Neil V.
First Basses
Allen, Kenneth M. Altucher, Seymour Bassett, Clark Beach, Neil W. Burke, Denzer Burr, Charles F. Cathey, Arthur J. Clemens, Earl Daley, John G. Daniels, Perry C. Dutil, Hubert E. Fitch, Robert M. Friedman, James P. Hamilton, Ralph E., Jr. Hartung, Richard W. Hooke, Richard Howe, David Huber, Franz Kays, J. Warren Keith, Robert E. King, John C. Loring, Eugene C.
Loveless, Owen R. McCaughey, Richard Myers, Kurt S. Osborn, Joseph C. Robertson, John C. Schreiber, Lawrence J. VanAntwerp, Malin Weaver, Robert B. Weir, John F. Wundrom, William H. Zook, John M.
Second Basses Abbott, Leslie P. Allyn, Donald W. Antoniades, Emilios Beach, Philip W. Beatty, James C. Berberian, Ara Berman, Gerald S. Curtice, Russell Holtgrieve, Martin L. Hunter, William S. Johsman, David P. Jobson, Philip R. Johnson, Paul G. Korhorn, Cornelius Kreger, Thomas Alan Leacock, James A. Lehman, Richard Mastin, Glenn G. McClintock, James I. McDonald, Roger W. Michaud, Ted C. Murray, Leonard Patterson, Jarrold C. Plumer, David W. Praschan, Eugene A. Rex, Harley E. Rice, Wilbur Z. Steinmetz, George Strauss, Paul U. Upton, John H. Wolfstein, Ralph Wood, James
Nathalie Dale,
Concertmoster Yvonne Schilla Janet Streicher Diana Sims Charles Udvarnoky Roland Jones Warren Ketcham John Fisher Dorothy Shaler Clarence S. Kemp, Jr. Betty Pfeiffer
Carolyn Wise Rene Whitmire Elizabeth Beebe Carole Krencicki Seeley E. Breen Donald Takalo Dorothy Dixon Dale Alkcma Emanuel Cartsonis
George Papich Michael Y. T. Jao
Alice Cable Hayes Samuel P. Hayes, Jr. Jean Honl Paul Kordas Muriel Baay Johanna Kranold
Cellos Joan Lewis Charles B. Turner Judith A. Jorstad Phyllis Rode William Clark Trow Eleanor Becker
Benjamin Patterson Virginia Hammel Reginald Hall P. E. Jenkins
Frances Watson Sally Rentschler
Theodore E. Heger Sylvia Sherman
William Radant Robert Koestcr
William Weichlein Sanford M. Helm
Gordon Mumma Patricia Ban
Donald McComas Emerson Head
Bruce Whitener Joseph Moore James Harrington
Richard Thurston

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