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UMS Concert Program, December 8, 1957: "messiah" -- George Frederick Handel

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Season: 1957-1958
Concert: 2
Complete Series: 3224
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Charles A. Sink, President Lester McCoy, Conductor Gail W. Rector, Executive Director
Christmas Concert No. 2 1957-1958 Complete Series 3224
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George Frederick Handel
LESTER McCOY, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 8, 1957, 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
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!
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 prais?ing God, saying:
Chorus--Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will toward men.
Soprano--Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion. Rejoice greatly, shout, O daugh?ter of Jerusalem. Behold, thy king com-eth unto thee. He is the righteous Sav?iour and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.
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 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 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--Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chatise-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 was despised and re?jected 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 transgression of Thy peo?ple 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 Bang 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.
Soprano--How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Chorus--Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Chorus and Audience--Hallelu?jah: 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.
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.
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--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 Atkinson, Jeanne O. Baumler, Joan Berg, Nancy Isabel Bradstreet, Lola M. Bennett, Virginia Burr, Virginia A. Carrigan, Sharon A. Connolly, Sharon R. Copenhaver, Nancy J. Folsom, Barbara A. French, Nancy Alice Getty, Betty Jean Hanson, Gladys Hcatwole, Audry A. Henry, Charleen H. Herfurth, Sharon A. Herter, Mary Jean Holcomb, Karen A. Huber, Sally Anne Hulslander, Nancy A. Jerome, Ruth 0. Kite, Nancy Carol Krause, Laurel L. Kritzer, Valerie C. Laidlaw, Sue Ann Lay ton, Lyn Lock. Inez J. Louch, June Doreen Loewen, Mary E. Luecke, Doris L. MacAlpin, Carole G. MacLaren, Helen L. Malan, Fannie Belle McDonald. Ruth M. Milanowski, Marcia R. Moored, Muriel K. Patton, Beatrice M. Pearson, Agnes T. Pearson, Mary King Peets, Mildred May Pott, Margaret F. Sardy, Sylvia Ann Scheffer, Ann M. Schuster. Elaine B. Skinner, Elizabeth Stevens, Ethel C. Tarboux. Isabelle N. Taylor. Merle L. Tazelaar, Anne M. Varley, Elizabeth V. Warren, Eleanor Wendeln. Sue Ann White, Nancy G. Wiedmayer, Fay Carol Wolgast. Judy Wright, Patricia J.
Second Sopranos Ahbe. Marcia L. Bailey, Constance R. Barnes, Judy E. Barr, Evelyn J. Boice, Carolyn Branson, Allegra Brodie, Frances S. Burmeister, Patricia Cargill, Carla A. Corcoran, Mary E. Datsko. Doris M. Dietz, Leslie Dinge, Helen N. Dolby. Freida Fenwick, Ruth G. Fosnaught, Mary J.
Heath, Harriet E. Hodgman, Kathleen A. Horn, Elaine T. Huisman, Joanna Kashkin, Elaine M. Keller, Suellen Kellogg, Merlyn L. Kennedy, Ann Lehman, Sarajane McAdoo, Mary C. McCann, Karen Nelle McCann, Mary Frances Meyer, Theodora L. Miller, N'andeen Morrison, Judith. Nelander, Phyllis A. Nelson, Sally Jo Xobilette, Dorothy M. Ostroski, Mary Overall, Eleanor L. Penn, Patricia Ann Pilot, Nancy Louise Schneider, Edith M. Search, Carol Ann Selby, Ruth M. Semmler, Ruth H. Serbin, Sandra Sharpe, Wenonoh M. Sleet, Audrey M. Snyder, Karen V. Somora, Sharon K. Torrey, Gloria Trautwein, Janet L. Turner, Sara Jane Vlisides, Elena C. Warren, Linda A. Young, Margaret J.
First Altos
Adams, Wendy E. Andrews, Joyce Beam, Eleanor P. Beane, Alice L. Birch, Dorothy T. Bowler, Joan Bush, Linda L. Carpenter, Barbara E. Clark, Elizabeth L. Curtz, Rebecca R. Cutler, Alisande Davidson, Connie Deuble, Hazel M. Diamond, Ellen F. Eiteman, Sylvia Fillmore, Lucille R. Hardie, Margaret A. Herrick, Phyllis K. Hill, Karen J. Hodgman, Dorothy B. James, Innez L. Jones, Mary M. Kessler, Linda C. King, Cathy E. Kirchman, Margaret M. Knapp, Nora Jane Koss, Sandra K. Lane, Rose Marie Lehker, Regina W. Lewis, M. Delight Marsh, Martha M. Matthews. Jean W. Mewhort. Judith A. Mount, Sandra B. Musick, F. Ann Myers, Rosalyn D.
Peterson, Phyllis Say re, B. Jean Smalley, Joan V. Springett. Robin M. Squires, Carol Rice Storms, Jean Ann Tinker, Mary Ann Toker, Ronne Fern Westerman, Carol F. Widman, Judith Mary Wiedmann, Louise P. Wilkinson, Janet M. Winchell, Janet G. Wood, D. Jean Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Altos Allen, Winifred B. Arnold, Helen M. Bayar, Zeporah C. Beardsley, Grace E. Belknap, Martha M. Bickley, Dorothy A. Bogart, Gertrude J. Bolt, Phyllis M. Boonstra, Carol J. Brown, Jane Calhoun, Wanda J. Crossley, Winnifred M. DeCavitte, Altha E. DeVVaard, Elizabeth J. DeVoung. Barbara R. Ellis. Carol S. Enkemann, Gladys C. Farnsworth, Martha S. Friedenthal. Marianne Galbraith, Alice E. Harris, Elizabeth C. Hartsema, Virginia L. Hibbard, Virginia M. Huey, Geraldine E. Hujjgard, Susan Katona, Marie V. Kazarinoff, Louise Kieft, Mary Lou King, Aloysia F. King, Jean L. Lahde, Judith E. Liebscher, Erika Lousma, Judith E. Lundin. Diantha C. Meyerson, Linda E. Morton, Christine M. Okey, Ruth Anne Pairolero, Nancy Ann Park, Penelope Paterson, Nan Dale Price, Susan L. Reed, Nancy C. Roeger, Beverly B. Rutten. Henny V. Spero, Peggy Stavash, Carol J. Stewart, Lenoir B. Strumia, Lucia Joan Taylor, Patricia R. Thacker, Mary Lou VanNess, Judith L. Williams, Nancy
First Tenors Baker, Henry R. Beagrie, George S. Carpenter, Nicholas E. Chao, James
Collins, Allan M. Cooley, David B. Ebner, Jerome M. Edmiston, James C. Eick, John David Franke, George M. Greenberger, Allen J. Gres, Jean-Pierre Houser, Ronald A. James, William S. Johnson, George F. Lowry, Paul T. MacNaughton, Orison A. Mclnnis, Douglas D. Miller, Charles S. Mustazza, Antonio Oberlin, Robert E. Oppenneer, Keith D. Paddon, John William Snortum, Neil K. Thompson, Frazier White, Hal Arthur Williams, Richard C. Wurst, Charles M.
Second Tenors
Athnos, Gregory S. Balson, Norman C. Bieber, Charles Brady, David S. Daenzer, Donald E. Dunlap, Robert W. Elton, Robert L. Fuller, Robert B. Galbraith. D. James Gaskell. Jerry T. Gerrard, Allen George Heath, David Lee Henley, Harold E. Kroth, James Robert Kuhlman, James M. Leach. Ronald K. Manning, Gerald Marks. Robert H., Jr. McDonald, Van Rench Mollema, John Everett
N'oparstak, Irwin Hershel Pearson, John Raymond Pelcman. Jean Jacques Powell, Ross Wayne Pratt, Richard Ernest Reed, John Addison, Jr. Rogers, Charles Lawler Scollon, Ronald Thomas Speers, Robert Ray Sterrett, David R. Sublette, Warren J. Wolverton, Franklin B.
First Basses
Bates, Herman D. Beam, Marion L. Brodie, Donald C. Brown, Irving T. Burke, Michael A, III Burr, Charles F. Cathey, Arthur Clemens, Ear! Coale. Frederick A. Cook, Gerald E. DeHaven, D. Frederick DeYoung, Roland W. Dwyer, Donald Harris Eisman, Michael Max Farley, Alan Edward Ferguson, Charles W., Jr. Garber, Verlin Lloyd Hall, Lawrence Ellis Head, Michael Edward Kays, J. Warren Kirshbaum, Tom M. Knubbe. Keith H. Lewy, Thomas Jack Malkin, Ronald L. Manci, Orlando J., Jr. Margherio, Raymond R. Metzger, Robert Paul Morgan, Douglass H. Padwe, Gerald Walter Skinner, Thomas D. Snyder. Dirck Spelman, Willard E.
Strother, David H. Sue, Wallace Tazelaar, Josiah Wagner, Richard V. Wargelin, John H. Warren. Melville 0. Watt, Richard Allen Weaver, Robert B. Wills, Robert E.
Second Basses Allen, John Leon Bay. John Paul Beam, Bradley M. Beam, Joel Ferris Bedell, Kenneth G. Challender, Ralph C. Corcoran, John F., Jr. Damouth, David Earl Fantle, Sam Farrand. William R. Grauer, Richard D. Huber, Franz E. Hunt, James Wilson James, Donald E. Jones, William R. Kazmierowski, John R. Kincaid. William H. Kretchmar, Richard H. Kritzer, Patrick N. McAdoo, William Pass Mohr, Dale Mothersill, Philip W. Moxon. Charles Edward Muir, William K. Natanson, Leo O'Brien, Robert L. Patterson, Robert W. Randau, Charles E. Rosemergy. S. Daniel Sampson, Gary Fredric Schafer. Walter E. Shingledecker, Richard Steinmetz, George Paul Vandeveer, James F. Westman, Ronald S. White, Keith Charles
First Violins Green, Elizabeth Concertmaster Avsharian, Michael Haugbn, Elizabeth Kelly, Mary Meldrum, Delores Meldrum, George Merte, Herman Posner, Doris Stumm, Virginia Thompson, Donna Ripley Waterman, Curtis Wunderlich, Charles
Second Violins Carter, Mary Ellen
Principal Alkema, Dale Heath, Delores Joseph, Alice McMath, Joanne Mulligan, Aileen Mulligan. Sharon Needham, Sally Platte, Dorothy Slawson. Xancy Springett, Marlita Weise, Carolyn Yun, Chang S.
Wilson. George
Principal Farrand, Nancy Hushes, Byron Lichty, Elizabeth Lillya, Ann Mueller, Blanche
Violoncellos Shetler, Don Principal Allen, Anne Dal ley, Gretchen Merrill, Elizabeth Mills, Maxine Ritsema, Robert Streicher, Velma
Hurst, Lawrence
Principal Hammel, Virginia McCollum, Lonny McCullough, Diane
Watson, Frances Rearick. Martha
Lynch, Raymond Krstich. Violette
Clarinets Skei, Allen B. Bandos. Betty
Keivit, Marilyn Osborne, William
Whitwell, David Wickham, David
Stollsteimer, Gary Balduf, Carl
Trombones Hause, Robert Wirt, Karl Christie, John
Eflron, David Manager
Hause, Robert

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