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UMS Concert Program, December 4, 1955: "messiah" -- George Frederic Handel

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Season: 1955-1956
Concert: 2
Complete Series: 3171
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
Christmas Concert No. 2 19SS-1956 Complete Series 3171
George Frederic Handel
LESTER McCOY, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 4, 1955, 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.
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--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!
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 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, saying:
Chorus--Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will toward men.
Contralto--Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd, and the cars 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.
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.
intermission-Chorus--Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastise?ment 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.
Contralto--He gave His back to the smiters, and His checks to them that plucked off the hair; He hid not his face from shame and spitting.
He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
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 transgressions 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 Lord strong and mighty in battle. The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of glory.
Bass--Why do the nations so furious?ly 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--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.
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--Thou are gone up on high. Thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts for men; yea, even for Thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
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.
Olga Ball Jounson, Accompanist
First Sopranos Bennett, Virginia C. Bouws, Marjorie Jane Bradstreet, Lola Mae Burr, Virginia A. Burroughs, Elizabeth Colish, Faith Crowley, Margaret F. Curtis, Valerie C. Davis, Patricia Ann Farris, Diana Mae Folson, Barbara French, Gayle Elaine Getty, Betty Jean Gilbert, Margaret G. Glenn, Rosemary K. Green, Gail Lynn Hagen, Ruth S. Hanson, Gladys Marie Huber, Sally A. Ireland, Jane Rose Ketzenbarger, Wilma Lo, Jiu-Fong Lock, Inez J. Long, Ardis R. MacLaren, Helen L. Malan, FannieBelle McDonald. Ruth M. Melling, Erina M. Miller, Veronica Muir, Novia Newell, Dorothy P. Padilla, Leila M. Patton, Beatrice Peters, Lynette Pickett, Jean Ann Pickles, Maryjane Pott, Margaret F. Robinson, Anne Schrock, Charlene Schumaker, Joy Sidky, Jane Williams Stevens, Ethel C. Tarboux, Isabelle N. Taylor, Merle G. Tjotis, Ralian J. Tollas, Frances H. Towle. Lynn Ruth Tsuboi, Yo Varley, Elizabeth Warren, Eleanor Weisenreder, Amanda Weston, Sarah Jane Wiley, Adelaide Witham, Pearl Mae Zwagerman, Marcia
Second Sopranos Barnes, Judy E. Berberian, Balig Berger, Beatrice Boice, Mary C. Branson, Allegra Brater, Betsy B. Brimmer, Brenda Lou Byron, Rachel Ann Campbell, Anne K. Campbell, Colleen Cargill, Carla A. Cohen, Judith N. Dafoe, Emma Tate Datsko, Doris M. Dodge, Thelma I. Dolby, Freida Fenwick, Ruth G. Frcdrichs, Romance
Green, Mary E. Greenspon, Muriel Hahn, Ruth Marie Heft, Priscilla Ann Jaeger, Carol D. Kellogg, Merlyn L. Kinghorn, Carol W. Lederer, Judy Mae Maedler, Maxine M. Maynard, M. Elaine Maxwell, Martha M. McLoskcy, Mary L. Miller, Nandeen L. Nutley, Jean M. Overall, Eleanor C. Powell, Mary Alice Puglisi, Elizabeth Rakvica, Carol J. Riise, Ellen Romberger, Margery Selby. Ruth M. Scmmler. Ruth H. Skaff, Diana May Sleet, Audrey M. Snyder, Karen V. Stuart, Linda Lee Sutter, Elaine M. Swinford. Georgiana Thomas, Grace Jean Torrey, Gloria J. Vlisides, Elena C. Winney, Patricia A. Witwer, Clarissa Wright, Dolores
First Altos
Andersen, Jeanne Antoniades, Julia Birch, Dorothy T. Bowler, Joan K. Brehm, Beverly J. Crump, Judith D. Dames, Katherine Darling, Persis Davidson, Constance Eiteman, Sylvia Elliott, Ruth Dona Fall. Patricia Follin, Diane French, Alice E. Griffith, Erma R. Harcum, Phoebe M. Hardie, Margaret A. Hill, Sue Ann Hodgman, Dorothy B. James, Innez L. Johnstone, Patricia Kirchman, Margaret Lane, Rosemarie Lester, Betty Lichterman, Carole Lockard, Mary G. Marsh. Martha M. McAvity, Amy A. McPherson, Mary A. Mueller, Louise K. Neuhardt, Marion Niemann. Willane S. Odgers, Barbara Palmer, Anna W. Reck. Linda M. Sakofsky, Edith Schnettler, Marilyn Shambes, Pauline Steenhusen, Sally Suits, Ruth K.
Tomasek, Ruth V. VandeKieft, Ruth Walton, Louise W. Weaver, Beverly Wicdmann, Louise Winchell, Janet G. Winney, Dolores B. Wittenberg, Yvonne Wittevcen, Marilyn Woof, Margaret V. Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Alto Ast, Janet M. Bailey, Marian Bayar, Zeporah C. Beaudoin, Rita Beck, Diane J. Benson, Karen A. Bergen. Marion T. Birk, Allene Blalock, Ann Bogart, Gertrude Branson, Anita Brown, M. Katherine Calhoun. Wanda J. Clark, Helen Crossley, Sarah-Lou Crossley, Winnifred Dcuvall. Jane A. Eismann, Xancy V. Enkcmann, Gladys C. Fowler, Gloria J. Francis, Marilyn Galbraith, Alice Granger, Beverly Haffner, Edith A. Haswell, Judith A. Huber, Judith A. Huey. Geraldine Ironside, Ellen L. Jones, Catharine King. Jean L. Leacock, Ann K. Lundin. Diantha Machol. Florence Magnotta, Joanna McBride, Sara A. McKinzie, Ann L. McLean, Georgiana Needham, Sally J. Okey, Ruth Anne Papo, Martha 0. Pearce, Carol A. Peifer, Helen I. Pusey, Martha G. Rice, Betty L. Roeger, Beverly Sanders, Judith Schwartz, Virginia Simer, Sandra Lee Smith, Mildred E. Spencer, Sonya Stewart, Lenoir Sudo, Reiko Tolman, Ruth S. Wykes, Barbara E.
First Tenors Baker. Henry R. Carpenter, Nicholas Caswell, James O. Edmiston, James C. Forman, Sidney H. Franke. George M. Galbraith, D. James
Greenberger. Allen Halley, Roger Lee Halpern, Marvin N. Hartman, Richard E. Hendershott, Marcus James, Dr. William S. Jobe, Robert DeRoy Kadian, George LaMance, Edgar F. Lester, Thomas Lowry. Paul T. McDonald, Isaac E. Nicmann. Frederick W. Oerthcr, Frederick J. Senter, Albert W., Jr. Shea, Edward E. Start. Herbert A. Snortum, Niel K. Symons, James S., Ill Wilder, Gordon, B.
Second Tenors Berk, Arnold David Farrell, John M. Gage, Stephen M. Gerrard, Allen G. Greene, Frank P. Haswell, Max V. Ilgenfritz. Robert H. Ironside, Roderick A. Ketzenbarger, Robert L. Kemph, Dr. John P. Lederer, Walter C. Marks, Robert H., Jr. McCormick. John P. Moon, Robert Lee Payne, John Howard Poux, Pierre D. Rizzo, Frank A. Rogers. Ronald J. Smith, Eugene N. Smith, Jerry
Stranahan, Brainerd P. Stringer. Lyle H. Wood, Terry Albert
First Basses
Allen, Kenneth M. Ashley, Emery Barratt, James F. Beach, Neil W. Bratt, Wallace Henry Burr, Charles F. Cathey, Arthur Clemens, Earl Dal ton, Roger Keith Davis, Don Albert Ferguson, Charles W., Jr. Francoeur, Donald T. Friedman, James Philip Hardow, Thomas M. Haggerty, Alvin Wayne Henley, Harold Ernest Hollingsworth, Jerome L. Kays, J. Warren Keller, Anthony S. Kinghorn, John Hugh LeBlond. Richard E., Jr. Mahle, Doachim Manci, Orlando J., Jr. Marsh, Donald Reppert McArdle, Michael R. McManns. William L. Munk, Owen Dale Padwe, Gerald Walter Paskoff, Louis Quayle, Robert G. Rice. Wilbur Sanders, David Lewis Stason, Edwin B., Jr. Sue, Wallace Tazelaar, Josiah Van Dyke, Henry, Jr. Vos, Clarence Edward
Watt, Richard Allen Weaver, Robert B.
Second Basses
Antoniades, Emilios P. Arentz, Richard E. Bass, J. Dolf Bassett, Clark L., Jr. Bailey, Douglas B. Berman, Gerald S. Brown, E. Cowan Clugston, George A. Corcoran, John F. Jr. Dafoe, Charles A. Duensing, W. D. Elliott, Paul R. Fuller, George Grauer, Richard D. Hantula, James N. Harary, Frank Holtgrieve, Martin L. Huber, Franz E. Johnson, Paul G. Koski, Arthur Emil Klingensmith, Joseph Kritzer, Patrick Neal Neuhardt, John B. Nilsson, Sven Arvid Nitz, Gordon Lee Norton, Lome Ormand E. Fred Patterson, Robert W. Pusey, Richard D. Rasmusscn, Thue Ole Rivkin, Charles T. Rockwood, Horace S., Ill Schaible, T. E. Scott, Peter L. Smith, David MacDonald Stegenga, Frederick Lee Steinmetz, George P. Van Krimpen, Carl E. Wilhelm, James K., Jr. Wolfstein, Ralph S.
First Violins
Green, Elizabeth A. H.
Conccrtmaster Merte, Herman Beebe, Elizabeth J. Streicher, Janet B. Perlman, Marilyn F. Blumenthal, Janet H. Breen, Seely E. Haughn, Elizabeth C. Needham, Sally J. McKenzie, Sheila A. Freyer, Robert E. Kelly, Mary J. Rupert, Jeanne L.
Second Violins Carter, Mary E.
Whitmire, Rene D. Wise, Carolyn Shapoe, Virginia M. Alkema, Henry D. Knaggs, Marilyn J. Hitcn, Edith A. Bredendieck, Dina A. Kronick, David A. Hagopian, John V. Zimmerman, Lynn M. Shaler, Dorothy J. West, Margaret L. Mulligan, Aileen W.
Fenn, Thomas
Principal Cool, Grace L. Dutcher, Alice M. Van Citters, Mary Smalla, Joanne L. Karapetian, Carl Hughes, Byron O. Mueller, Blanche Mason, Stephen C. Papich, George
Violoncellos Dalley, Gretchen
Streicher, Velma R. Dalley, Melinda Allen, Anne W. Wales, Beverly Ann Zimmerman, Gilbert G. Becker, Eleanor A. Shetler, Donald J. Gray, Susan L. Breitmayer, Helen G.
Hall, Reginald H. Hammel, Virginia Hurst, Lawrence P. Williams, James J. Patrick, Chester F.
Watson, Frances B. Martin, Patricia J. Baird, Sarah J.
Heger, Theodore E. Gassaway, Joan
Bauer, John H., Jr. Prince, Warren F.
Weichlein, William J. Mason, Janet B.
Reynolds, H. Robert Howard, Howard T.
Head, Emerson W.
Soloist Stollsteimer, Gary K.
Moore, Joseph R. Hause, Robert L. Groner, Earl F.
Roberts, Ralph L. Moore, James L.

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