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UMS Concert Program, May 2, 1954: Sixty-first Annual May Festival -- The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Day
2
Month
May
Year
1954
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Season: 1953-1954
Concert: Fifth
Complete Series: 3135
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
DIAMOND JUBILEE SEASON
Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
Fifth Concert
1953-1954
Complete Series 3135
Sixty-first Annual
MAY FESTIVAL
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
THOR JOHNSON, Guest Conductor
Lois Marshall, Soprano Blanche Thebom, Contralto
SOLOISTS
John McCollum, Tenor William Warfield, Baritone
Sunday Afternoon, May 2, 1954, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PRO GRAM
ELIJAH: A Dramatic Oratorio for Chorus,
Soloists, and Orchestra, Op. 70.......
University Choral Union and SoLorsTS
. Mendelssohn-
Part I
Introduction As God the Lord (Baritone). Overture
Chorus Help, Lord! Duet (Soprano and Contralto) with
Chorus Lord, bow thine ear. Recitative (Tenor) Ye people, rend your
hearts.
Aria (Tenor) If with all your hearts. Chorus Yet doth the Lord. Recitative (Contralto) Elijah, get thee
hence. Recitative (Contralto) Now Cherith's
brook. Recitative (Soprano) What have I to do
with thee.
Recitative (Bass) Give me thy son. Chorus Blessed are the men who fear
Him. Recitative (Baritone) with Chorus As
God the Lord of Sabaoth Chorus Baal, we cry to thee. Recitative (Baritone) Call him louder! Chorus Hear our cry, O Baal! Recitative (Baritone) Call him louder. Chorus Baal! Baal! Recitative and Air (Baritone) Draw near,
all ye people. Chorus Cast thy burden upon the Lord
(Chorale). Recitative (Baritone) O Thou, who mak-
est thine angels spirits. Chorus The fire descends. Aria (Baritone) Is not His word like a
fire
Youth: Susanne Watt, Soprano
Arioso (Contralto) Woe unto them who
forsake Him! Recitative (Tenor) 0 man of God, help
thy people! Recitative (Baritone) with Youth and
Chorus O Lord, Thou has overthrown
thine enemies. Chorus Thanks be to God!
Part II
Aria (Soprano) Hear ye, Israel! Chorus Be not afraid. Recitative (Baritone and Contralto) The
Lord hath exalted thee. Recitative and Chorus Have ye not heard! Chorus Woe to him! Recitative (Tenor and Baritone) Man of
God.
Aria (Baritone) It is enough. Recitative (Tenor) See, now he sleepth. Trio Lift thine eyes. Chorus He, watching over Israel. Recitative (Contralto) Arise, Elijah. Recitative (Baritone) O Lord, I have la?bored in vain.
Aria (Contralto) 0 rest in the Lord. Recitative (Baritone) Night falleth round
me.
Recitative (Soprano) Arise, now! Chorus Behold, God the Lord. Chorus Then did Elijah. Aria (Tenor) Then shall the righteous
shine forth.
Quartet 0 come, every one that thirsteth. Chorus And then shall your light break
forth.
Organist: Mary McCall Stubbins
The Lester Piano is the official piano of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
A R S
L 0 N G A
VITA
B R E V I S
1954-UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY CONCERTS-1955
Seventy-Sixth Annual Choral Union Series
Roberta Peters, Soprano..........Monday, October 4
The Societa Corelli............Friday, October 15
Boston Symphony Orchestra.......Wednesday, October 20
Charles Munch, Conductor The Cleveland Orchestra.........Sunday, November 7
George Szell, Conductor
Jorge Bolet, Pianist...........Monday, November 15
Leonard Warren, Baritone.........Sunday, November 21
Vienna Choir Boys............Sunday, January 16
Zino Francescatti, Violinist..........Monday, March 7
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.......Tuesday, March 15
WlLHELM FURTWANGLER, Conductor
New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra . . . Sunday, May 22 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Conductor
Season Tickets: Remaining unclaimed seats in Block A, $17.00; Block B, $14.00; Block C, $12.00; Block D, $10.00
Ninth Annual Extra Concert Series
Eleanor Steber, Soprano..........Sunday, October 10
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam . . Wednesday, October 27
Eduard Van Beinum, Conductor
The Robert Shaw Chorale........Monday, December 6
Robert Shaw, Conductor
Isaac Stern, Violinist..........Thursday, February 10
Walter Gieseking, Pianist..........Tuesday, March 22
Season Tickets: Block A, $8.S0; Block B, $7.00; Block C, $6.00; Block D, $5.00
Annual Christmas Concerts
"Messiah" (Handel)..........December 4 and 5, 1954
Lucine Amara, Soprano Donald Gramm, Bass
Lillian Chookasian, Contralto Choral Union and Orchestra
Charles Curtis, Tenor Lester McCoy, Conductor
Tickets: 1S and SOif (either concert). On sale beginning October 15.
Fifteenth Annual Chamber Music Festival
Budapest String Quartet........February 18, 19, 20, 1955
Season Tickets: $3.50 and $2.50. On sale beginning October 15.
Sixty-Second Annual May Festival
Six Concerts..............May 5, 6, 7, 8, 1955
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor. University Choral Union, Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor, and Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor. Festival Youth Chorus, Marguerite Hood, Conductor. Soloists to be announced.
For tickets or information, address: Charles A. Sink, President, University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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