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UMS Concert Program, December 2, 1956: Messiah -- George Frederic Handel

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Season: 1956-1957
Concert: 2
Complete Series: 3198
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor Lester McCoy, Conductor
Christmas Concert No. 2 1956-1957 Complete Series 3198
George Frederic Handel
LESTER McCOY, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 2, 1956, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
In order that the continuity of the work be maintained, it is requested that the audience rejrain from applause until the end of each part oj 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 cricth 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 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.
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 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 tlieir 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 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.
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.
CnoRUS--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.
Contralto--He was despised and re?jected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
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--All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn; they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying:
Chorus--He trusted in God that he would deliver him; if he delight in 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 sorrow like unto His sorrow.
Chorus--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 tiding of good things!
Chorus--Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Tenor--He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
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.
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--But, thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory thro' our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bass--Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twin?kling 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.
William Osborne, Accompanist
First Sopranos Baumler, Joan Bouws, Marjorie J. Bradstreet, Lola Mae Burr, Virginia A. Burroughs, Elizabeth Cain, Donna Ann Carripan, Sharon Ailene Chanin, Karen Louise Couch, Donna Reed Folsom, Barbara A. Fry, Constance Hilda Getty, Betty Jean Hagen, Ruth S. Hanson, Gladys M. Heatwole, Audry Ann Huber, Sally Hulsander, Nancy Ann Ingalls, Beverly Ann Kossiak, Marina Kritzer, Valerie C. Laidlaw, Sue Ann Lock, Inez Jeannette Loewen, Mary E. Long, Ardis R. Louch, June D. MacLaren, Helen L. Malan, Fannie Belle McDonald, Ruth M. Melting, Megan E. Miller, Veronica H. Muir, Novia Patton, Beatrice M. Pearson, Agnes I. Peters, Lynette Ann Pott, Margaret F. Reverski, Carol J. Sandt, Priscilla L. Saylor, Naomi Scheffer, Ann Marie Sinanian, Jacqueline Steele, Susan L. Stevens, Ethel C. Tarboux, Isabelle N. Taylor, Merle G. Varley, Elizabeth V. Vos, Winnifred Warren, Eleanor Watts, Barbara J. Wiedmayer, Fay Carol Witham, Pearl Yokes, Jean Ann
Second Sopranos Ahbe, Marcia Lee Bannasch, Norma T. Barnes, Judy E. Barr, Evelyn Jean Berthelot, Jacqueline Boice, Mary C. Branson, Allegra Campbell, Anne Kirk Cargill, Carla A. Coedy, Mary Alice Crump, Judith D. Datsko, Doris M. Dietz, Leslie Ann Dolby, Freida Gratke, Barbara E. Groves, Kathryn M. Halm, Ruth Marie Hendricks, Marjorie E. Holcomb, Karen A. Homcier, Virginia A. Jerome, Ruth Owens
Keller, Margaret N. Kellogg, Mcrlyn Kozachik, Marian L. Kruse, Anne E. Lefiler, Suzanne Lewis, Dorothy Ann Mackrain, Margaret A. McCann, Mary Frances Miller, Nandeen Nobilette, Dorothy M. Nutley, Jean Margaretta Overall, Eleanor C. Painter, Constance J. Penn, Patricia Ann Plant, Shirley Ann Rakvica, Carol J. Riise, Ellen
Romberger, Margery D. Selby, Ruth M. Semmler, Ruth Helen Sleet, Audrey M. Snyder, Karen V. Somora, Sandra K. Suina, Sandra E. Swinford, Georgiana Taylor, Kathleen E. Thomas, Grace Jean Torrey, Gloria J. Turner, Sara Jean Vlisides, Elena C. Warren, Linda Ann Williams, Joy W. Winney, Patricia A. Wollam, Betty J. Young, Margaret J.
First Altos
Andrews, Joyce M. Beane, Alice L. Bedford, Charlotte C. Birch, Dorothy Bolton, Jacklim T. Bowler, Joan K. Brehm, Beverly J. Brimmer, Brenda Lou Buchner, Beverly J. Calef, Jean C. Carpenter, Barbara O. Clark, Nancy Ann Cutler, Alisande Dames, Katherine M. Davidson, Connie Mae Deuble, Hazel Marie Eiteman, Sylvia C. Fell, Patricia Greenberger, Judy Hardie, Margaret A. Hill, Sue Ann Hodgman, Dorothy D. James, Innez L. Johnstone, Patricia R. Jones, Mary M. Kirchman, Margaret M. Kraai, Gertrude Knapp, Nora Jane Lane, Rosemarie Lester, Betty Bates Maisel, Roberta Mansfield, Judy E. Marsh, Martha M. Meagher, Mary W. Mewhart, Judith A. Palmer, Anna Reck, Linda M. Rockne, Susanne L.
Sakofsky, Edith R. Say re, B. Jean Schipper, Nancy Lee Scott, Charlotte S. Smalley, Joan W. Stecnhusen, Sally Trcvarthcn, Rosemary Walton, Louise Weaver, Beverly Ann Westerman, Carol F. Widman, Judith Mary Wiedmann, Louise P. Witteveen, Marilyn Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Altos Arnold, Helen M. Baker, Diane deHaven Bayar, Zeporah C. Benson, Karen A. Brown, Mary Katherine Bogart, Gertrude J. Bolt, Lois Ruth Bourziel, Phyllis A. Calhoun, Wanda J. Christensen, Jane A. Crossley, Winnifred M. Curtis, Elise C. DcCavitte, Altha E. Dunkerley, Edith Ann Enkemann, Gladys C. Fowler, Gloria Joan Francis, Marilyn J. Galbraith, Alice E. Gamble, Judith Ann Gaskill, Catherine J. Gruitch, Judith Ellen Hanson, Patricia C. Herzog, Lois Hibbard, Virginia M. Hollyer, Julia Ann Huey, Geraldine E. Huitsing, Grace E. Irwin, Elizabeth Ann Kieft, Mary Lou King, Jean L. Lahde, Judith E. Leacock, Ann L. Lundin, Diantha C. McCotter, Suzanne M. Meyerson, Linda E. Nixdorf, Dietlind Okey, Ruth Anne Papo, Martha O. Paterson, Nan Dale Pendill, Gretchen E. Pickard, Judith Ann Porter, Anne J. Roeger, Beverly B. Ross, Judith A. Simer, Sandra Lee Stewart, Lenoir B. Strumia, Lucia Joan Tolman, Ruth Stevens Watson, Hallie L. Wepfer, Virginia S. Williams, Elinor Jane Williams, Nancy P. Wykes, Barbara E.
First Tenors Alston, William P. Baker, Henry R. Becker, Allan Gene Berman, Marvin H.
Carpenter, Nicholas E. Chestnut, Walter M. Collins, Allan M. Edmiston, James C. Fair, Thomas W. Forman, Sidney H. Franke, George M. Greenberger, Allen Halpern, Marvin N. Heath, David Lee Hendershott, Marcus Hulka, William E. James, Dr. William S. Lester, Thomas K. Lowry, Paul T. Nickles, John E. Oberlin, Robert E. Robel, Ronald Ray Schpok, Irwin L. Senter, Albert W. Snortum, Niel K. Symons, James S., Ill Thompson, Frazier
Second Tenors
Akkerhuis, Gerard Balson, Norman C. Bieber, Charles Caswell, James O. Freed, Robert L. Fuller, Robert B. Galbraith, D. James Gaskell, Jerry T. Gerrard, Allen G. Gruner, Paul L. Hankamp, Dr. LaMar J. Ilgenfritz, Robert H. Ironside, Roderick A. Kempf, Dr. John Kuhlman, James M. Kuisel, Richard F. Larkins, Robert P.
Marks, Robert H., Jr. Mclnnis, Douglas D. Oerther, Frederick J. Parker, Charles D. Pearson, John Raymond Poux, Pierre Pratt, Richard E. Sheldon, Dean E., Jr. Smith, Donald Lewis Stasiuk, Robert F. Stewart, John R. Sublette, Warren J.
First Basses Beach, Neil W. Blake, Richard D. Bryan, Fred A., Jr. Burke, Michael A. Burr, Charles F. Cathey, Arthur Davis, Don Albert Clemens, Earl Doolittle, Robert F. Eisman, Michael Max Forsyth, Donald R. Friedman, James P. Henley, Harold E. Hollingsworth, Jerome Kays, J. Warren LeBlond, Richard E., Jr. Manci, Orlando J., Jr. Marsh, Donald R. McArdle, Michael R. Padwe, Gerald W. Pasma, Theodore P. Reinstein, Kurt A. Relyea, Bruce J. Rice, Wilbur Zeve Rutherford, Kenneth Sanders, David L. Stempin, Carl M. Strother, David H. Sue, Wallace
Tazelaar, Josiah Trevarthen, Robert VerMeulen, Victor R. Vos, Clarence E. Watt, Richard A. Weaver, Robert B.
Second Basses Bates, David S. Beall, Charles D. Cook, Gerald E. Damouth, David E. Dwyer, Donald H. Elliott, Paul R. Farrand, William R. Gaskill, Roger A. Grauer, Richard D. Hantula, James Neil Harary, Frank Honkanen, Roger Eric Honvitz, David Allen Huber, Franz Hunt, James Wilson Kirshbaum, Tom M. Koski, Arthur E. Kritzer, Patrick N. Mohr, Dale Moore, Robert H. Moxon, Charles E. Muir, William K., Jr. Natanson, Lee Ormand, E. Fred Patterson, Robert W. Redpath, Robert U., Ill Reveno, James S. Sampson, Gary F. Schroeder, John S. Scott, Peter L. Skinner, Thomas D. Smith, David M. Snyder, Ronald Dean Steinmetz, George P. Vandeveer, James F.
Fikst Violins
Green, Elizabeth A. H.
Coiiccrtmaster Avsharian, Michael Barron, Barbara Breen, Seely E. Close, Marcia Haughn, Elizabeth C. Kelly, Maty L. McKenzie, Sheila A. Mcrte, Herman Ripley, Donna Streicher, Janet B. West, Margaret L.
Second Violins
Carter, Mary Ellen
Alkema, Henry D. Bredendieck, Dina A. Burton, Alice Griffore, Celia Joseph, Alice Miner, Janice Shaler, Dorothy J. Springett, Marlita Whitmire, Rene D. Wise, Carolyn Zimmerman, Lynn M.
Fenn, Thomas
Principal Fouts, Merra Lee Harris, Pamela Hayes, A. M. Hughes, Byron 0. Massman, Jane L. Mueller, Blanche Smalla, Joanne
Violoncellos Shetlcr, Donald
Principal Allen, Anne W. Conrad, Dieter Dallcy, Grctchen Kaplan, Wilfred Mills, Marine Osius, Richard Streicher, Yelma Trow, William
Hurst, Lawrence P.
Principal Hammel, Virginia McCullough, Diane Spring, Peter B. Williams, James J.
Watson, Frances B. Baird, Sally J.
LaDouceur, Kay Jean Lynch, Raymond
Bauer, John H., Jr. Stephen, Dale
Bedford, Russell B. Osborne, William
Whitwell, David Kendall, Nancy La Rue
Head, Emerson W.
Soloist Stollsteimer, Gary K.
Hause, Robert L. Wirt, Karl M. Groner, Earl F.
Effron, David L.
OPERA GALA--Leonard dePaur, Conductor, January 10, 8:30 p.m., in Extra Series. Excerpts from Porgy and Bess, Carmen Jones, and Four Saints.

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