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UMS Concert Program, December 7, 1958: "messiah" -- George Frederick Handel

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Concert: 2
Complete Series: 3249
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

19S8 Eightieth Season 1959
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Christmas Concert No. 2 Complete Series 3249
George Frederick Handel
Nancy Care, Soprano John McCollum, Tenor
Florence Kopleff, Contralto Kenneth Smith, Bass
LESTER McCOY, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 7, 1958, 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.
CnoRUS--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 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! Shout, O daughter of Jerusa?lem: Behold, thy king Cometh unto thee! He is the righteous Savior, and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.
Contralto--Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd, and 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 chas?tisement of our peace was upon Him.
Contralto--He was despised and re?jected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
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.
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.
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 has be?come 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.
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 0 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.
CnoRus--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
Adler, Maryann Louise Allen, Wendy Jean Anderson, Cynthia J. Arcntz, Jonn Carol Atkinson, Jeanne 0. Bergeret, Eleanor N. Bradstrect, Lola M. Brophy, Lucretia A. Burr, Virginia A. Cole, Judith Lynne Copenhaver, Nancy J. Curtiss, Shirley Elliott, Roberta D. Evans, Mary Jo Fischer, Laurel S. Hanson, Gladys Harris, Margaret L. Henry, Charleen H. Herter, Mary Jean Hiraga, Mary E. Hoard, Merna Jean Huber, Sally S. Jerome, Ruth 0. Keck, Nancy Joan Keefer, Mary J. Laidlaw, Sue Ann Leeke, Marlene Anne Lock, Inez Jeanette Louch, June Lowe, Emily Boyd Luecke, Doris L. Lutz, Amanda MacLaren, Helen L. Malan, Fannie Belle McDonald, Ruth M. Medina, Delia P. Milanowski, Marcia R. Patton, Beatrice Pearson, Agnes I. Pott, Margaret O. Robinson, K. Lisa Schreiber, Sylvia I. Search, Carol Ann Shapiro, Janet Stark Skinner, Elizabeth B. Smith, Judith Jean Stachnik, Lois Stevens, Ethel C. Tabor, Sally E. Tarboux, Isabelle NT. Titterton, Mary E. Ward, Mary C. Warren, Eleanor Wendeln, Sue Anne Wright, jean Elizabeth Youkilis, Elaine R.
Second Sopranos
Bahnmiller, Martha L. Barr. Evelyn Jean Boice, Mary Carolyn Brady, Joyce Williams Chase, Geraldine Mae Cobb, Carole Lee Cofell, Mary Ellen Corsaut. Pat L. Cromwell, Ann Putnam Curtis, Margaret L. Datsko. Doris Mae Donsett, Susanne Dykhouse. Delphine A. Esquivel, Lconarda L. Fenwick, Ruth A.
Funk, Phyllis Diane Green, Etta M. Groves, Kathryn M. Guenther, Kay Austin Hahn, Ruth Marie Hakken, Jane Horn, Elaine T. Irwin, Alice Jeannette Isbell, Melinda O. Jones, Marion A. Keller, Suellen KelloRB, Merlyn L. Knollmueller, Elizabeth C. Knowlton, Suzzanne K. Kozachik, Marian L. Kramer, Christine M. Marshall, Molly W. May, Barbara Ann McAdoo, Mary J. McCann, Karen Nelle Mr(':tnn. M;.ry Frances Miller, Nandeen L. N'obilette, Dorothy Olmstead, Kathryn I. Ostroski, Mary Joan Over'll, Eleanor C. Pike, Judith Lee Pilot, Nancy Louise Rosenbaum. Iris R. Serbin, Sandra I. Shaurin, Lana Sue Sharpc, Wenonah M. Sleet, Audrey M. Striker, Donna H. Thomas, Carole L. Thoren, Ellen L. Trautwein. Janet L. Traweek, Sarah L. Turner, Sara Jane VerSchure, Arlene J. Vlisides, Elena C. Warren, Dclores C. Whealey, Lois D.
First Altos
Abraham, Nadia Adams, Wendy E. Andrews, Joyce M. Angevine, Joan K. Arnstine, Lillian Kay Beam, Eleanor Phillips Beane, Alice Lucille Birch, Dorothy T. Bross, Joan Allison Bussler, Janice B. Clapp,Joanne E. Clark, Elizabeth Lee Cole, Christine A. Conn, Eleanor Lee Donald, Helen Mary Eiteman, Sylvia C. Ellis, Carol Sharon Evans, Daisy E. Fell, Patricia Fillmore, Lucille R. Fulk. Mary Barbara Gross, Ruth A. Hafner, Carolyn H. Haley, Elizabeth W. Hodgman, Dorothy B. Huggard. Susan M. James, Innez L. Jones, Mary M.
Joslyn, Carol Sue Kallock, Carolyn E. Kaufmann, Karen Lee Kennedy, Ann M. Kirchman, Margaret Lane, Rosemarie Leflel, Judith Lynne Liu, Marlita R. Marsh, Martha M. Matar, Jean L. Matthews, Jean V. McCoy, Bernice T. Mehler, Halite Jane Nance, MarRaret H. Nelson, Sally Jo Nichols, Elizabeth A. Nyboer, Gretchen Ann Peterson, Phyllis Putnam, Judith M. Sayre, Jean B. Stroh, Miriam L. Thomas, Patricia Ann Tinker, Mary Ann Walter, Nessena Lee Warner, Anne K. Wentworth, Elizabeth B. Westerman, Carol F. Wetherington. Sandra L. Wiedmann, Louise P. Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Altos Adams, Sharon C. Allen, Winifred Arnold, Helen M. Bishop, Mary R. Blaurock. Margaret A. Bogart, Gertrude J. Bolt, Phyllis Cummings, Ann DuBree, Geraldine D. Dykhouse, Thelma I. Effinger, Peggy Enkemann. Gladys C. Gault, Ann W. Gault, Gertrude W. Groff, Linda Jane Howard, Jean Jenkins, Bernice Johnston, Theolia C. Kamper, Jo Katona, Marianna V. Kicft, Mary Lou Knight, Mona Kraus, Virginia Lahde, Judith E. Levine, Judith Ann Lcwin, Sherry Xoma Liebscher, Erika Limburg, Aline M. Lovelace. Elsie W. Marcy, Anne Louise Meyerson, Linda E. Nelson, Beverly J. Okey, Ruth Ann Patchett, Elizabeth R. Phillips, Priscilla F. Pickard, Marilyn A. Poland, Sydney Z. Price, Susan L. Ramsey, Marjorie Claire Roeger, Beverly B. Ross, Judy Ann Ruby, Jean Kemp
Rudcsill. Ann L. Schneider, Jean L. Schwartz. Susan Smith, Evelyn Marie Stoneburg, Mary Jane Stringer, Ruth Miriam Strumia, Lucia Joan Toles, Alberta C. Walker, Sue Ann Williams, Nancy I'.
First Tenors
Baker, Henry Robert Baker, Hugh E. Beck, David Read Bowcn, Emmett Leslie Chao, James Cicchinelli, Alexander L. Collins, Allan M. Cooley, David Bruce Crane, Bradford Harman Ebncr, Jerome Morton Edmiston, James Eick, John David Forsyth, Brian Lenton Franke, George Marshall Gardner, John William Grecnberger, Allen Jay Johnson, George Francis Kuhlman, James Mclvin Lowry, I'aul T. MacNaughton, Orison A., Jr. Miller, Charles Stuart Nance. Nardi Norman, Matthew White Snortum, Neil K. Symons. James S., Ill
Second Tenors
Brady, David S. Edlund. John H. Frazier, James Fuller. Robert B. Gaskell, Jerry T. George, Emery E.
Gerrard, Allen G. Hakes, jerry West Hartz, Theodore M. Humphrey, Richard Johnson, Harvey C. Knudson, Richard A. Kragl, Dieter Liu, JungChao Manning, Gerald R. Marks, Robert H., Jr. Noparstak, Irwin H. Pearson, John R. Pelcman. Jean J. Pratt, Richard E. Smith, Donald L. Smith, Phillip H. Sterrett. David R. Sublette, Warren J. Tibbits, John A. Warthman, Forrest D. Wolverton, Franklin B. Yonkers, Anthony J.
Fiest Basses
Arentz, Richard E. Austin, Gene E. Bates, Herman D. Beam, Marion L. Beck, Charles B. Borne, Gerhardt Bower, Bruce C. Burke, Michael A. Burr, Charles F. Cathey, Arthur Clemens, Earl Cook, Gerald E. Damouth. David E. Dunlap, Robert W. Dwyer, Donald H. Eisman. Michael M. Farley, Alan E. Farrar, Howard B. Farrar, Joel C. Hall, Lawrence E. Hill, Richard C. Hughes, David A. Irwin, Thomas C.
Kays, J. Warren Kissel, Klair Leach, Ronald K. Matthews, Frank Meader, Robert E. Morgan, Douglass H. Parker, Geoffrey B. Pasco, Carl Edward Pontious, Henry A. Schmitt, Frederick G., Jr. Sue, Wallace Troutman, Thomas B. Wagner, Richard V. Williams, Richard C.
Second Basses Allen, John Leon Bay, John Paul Beam, Bradley M. Beam, Joel F. Becker, Wayne M. Bedell, Kenneth G. Collinson, Kenneth L. Dykhouse, David Jay Elliott, Paul R. Evans, P. David L. Farrand, William R. Hall, Donald James Hccht, Dwight W. Helber, Paul R. Hofmann, John T. Huber, Franz Kincaid, William H. Klevgard, Charles N. Kooy, Charles Lowe, Donald S. McAdoo, William P. Mitchell, Peter Natanson, Leo Nauman, John D. Pelton, Jack Davis Rathbun, Roger C. Shingledecker, Richard Steinmetz, George P. Stone, Karl Johnson Vandeveer, James F. Westman, Ronald S.
First Violins Green. Elizabeth Conccrtmaster Bloom, Lynn Z. Dunne, Kathleen Haughn, Elizabeth Kelley, Mary Mertc, Herman Meyer, Judith Ann Rupert, Jeanne Thompson, Donna Perrow, Edith
Second Violins Carter, Mary Ellen
Principal Adler, Maryann Croteau, Dorothy Gretzler, Belle Joseph, Alice Mansfield, Judy Rainaldi, Mary Schenk, Hc.en Slawson, Nancy Villa. Ella
Wilson, George
Principal Baay. Muriel
Hayes, Alice Hughes, Byron Karapetian, Karl Lillya, Ann Mueller, Blanche
Violoncellos Shetler, Donald
Principal Allen, Anne Amos, Connie Dalley, Gretchen Dunne, Tom Grove, Jean Ulmer, Peter
Hurst, Larry
Principal BlubaiiRh, Sally Hammel, Virginia McCullough. Diane Spring, Peter Wolff, Roberta
Martin, Pat Rearick, Martha
Lynch, Raymond Ruffner, Janet
Clarinets Skei, Allen Wilson. J. Richard
Scribner, William Benson. Richard
Whitwell, David Wickham, David
Stollsteimer, Gary Tison, Donald
Trombonks Hause. Robert Wirt, Karl Christie, John
Jones, Harold

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