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1959
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YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING, MICHIGAN TEENAGE EXCHANGE MICHIGAN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
presents
1959
European Concert Tour
Lester McCoy Conductor
MUSIC FESTIVALS Summer 1959
NORTH IRELAND
Dates Arrive Leave
June 25
July 3
KESWICK, ENGLAND
July 4
July 11
ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, ENGLAND
July
July 14
LONDON, ENGLAND
July 14 July 15
STOLBERG, GERMANY
July 16 July 23
PARIS, FRANCE
July 23
July 27
CUXHAVEN, GERMANY
July 27 July 31
BERLIN, GERMANY
July 31
Aug. 10
HAMBURG, GERMANY
Aug. 10 Aug. 16
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Aug. 16 Aug. 17
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Aug. 17 Aug. 19
HELSINKI, FINLAND
Aug. 19 Aug. 30
A NOTE OF APPRECIATION
The Michigan Chorale is supported by its participating members, their families, schools, com?munities and scholarships from special sources. It has received valuable advice and assistance in planning from individuals and communities in Europe and the United States, for which sincere gratitude is hereby expressed .
Special appreciation is due the following individuals and their communities: Mr. George Allport, Bangor; Mr. Kenneth Lowe, Royal Tunbridge Wells; Mr. John E. Thomspon, Keswick; Mr. Udo Muntinga, Stolberg; Mr. Michael Jenne, Berlin; Mr. Ulrich Zahlten, Hamburg; Prof. Christian Felumb, Copenhagen; MissM. Tollander, Nordiska Museet, Stockholm; Mr. Tauno Kaahanpaa, Helsinki.
MICHIGAN CHORALE
1959 Programs
I FORMAL CONCERTS
Group 1
Adoramus te................................................................................ Corsi
In Ecclesiis ............................................................................ Gabrieli
Hallelujah, Amen (Judas Maccabaeus)....................................................... Handel
(Double Choir, Brass Ensemble and Organ)
Group 2
Creation................................................................................. Billings
Oh What a Depth of Love) Oh Lord in me Fulfill )
Precious Name of Jesus ) ................................................................ Antes
Be Glad Then America ................................................................. Billings
Group 3 String Ensemble
Group 4
Rock'a My Soul .....................................................................Arr. by Barthelson
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Chi Id .......................................... Arr. by Jester Haiston
Good News ........................................................................... Arr. by Smith
Little Wheel a1 Turning .......................................................... Arr. by LloydFautsch
0 Won't You Sit Down .............................................................. Arr. by Anderson
Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley .......................................................... Dawson
Hew 'Round That Tree........................................................................... Dett
Let Us Break Bread Together ..................................................................... Dett
Roll Jordon Roll ............................................................................... Dett
Every Time I Feel the Spirit............................................... Arr. by Marga & Travis Johnson
(Negro Spirituals)
Group 5
Eres tu .................................................................................... Sandoval
Lamento Gitano ............................................................................. Grever
1 Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair .................................................... Foster
O Susanna .................................................................................. Foster
O Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie ..................................................... Cowboy Ballad
Geronimo ....................................................................... Engelhard & Myrow
(Folk Songs of the Americas)
Group 6
Selections from Porgy and Bess ............................................................... Gershwin
Selections from South Pacific .................................................... Rodgers & Hammerstein
(Arranged by Warnick)
II SACRED CONCERTS
Group 1 Group 1 above
Group 2 Group 2 above or
Mass in G Major .......................................................................... Schubert
or
With All My Heart ) O Blessed Man )
O God Be Gracious )
Shout to Jehovah ) ........................................................................ Finney
(Pilgrim Psalms)
Group 3 Instrumental Group
Group 4 Negro Spirituals
Group 5
The Last Words of David ............................................................. Randal I Thompson
If Any Man Will Come After Me ......................................................... Stanley York
Prayer For Peace......(St. Francis of Assisi)............................................. Haydn Morgan
III INFORMAL CONCERTS
Group 1 ............................................................................ South Pacific
Group 2 .......................................................................... Negro Spirituals
Group 3 .................................................................... Folk Songs of America
Group 4 ........................................................................... Pops Ensemble
Group 5 .......................................................................... Porgy and Bess
LESTER McCOY
Lester McCoy, BM, MM, Conductor of the University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan, has a solid musical background, gained by years of supervising and participating in both educational and professional music groups throughout the Mid?west .
Born in Illinois, June 13, 1906, he received his initial musical education at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, and later received his Master of Music Degree at the University of Michigan. Since 1927 he has been active in conducting prominent choral groups and teaching voice privately. He has also gained prominence professionally by his many appearances as tenor soloist in concerts, recitals, and oratorios. From 1944 to 1947 he served on the
music faculty of Iowa State Teachers' College. He obtained a leave of absence from this position
to continue work on a doctoral degree at the University of Michigan.
At this point in his career, an opportunity to conduct the University Choral Union proved him to be a conductor with outstanding talent; and in the fall of 1947 he was engaged as Associate Conductor of the University Musical Society. Given this broader scope, he has trained the 300 voice Choral Union for annual May Festival performances in great choral works, including the Beethoven MISSA SOLEMNIS, Verdi TE DEUM, Mozart MASS IN C MINOR, Brahms REQUIEM. He conducts the annual performances of Handel's MESSIAH, with the University Choral Union, soloists and orchestra.
In addition to his duties as conductor of this prominent chorus, Mr. McCoy is Minister of Music at the First Methodist Church in Ann Arbor where the Senior Choir under his direction has received many enthusiastic comments from the many distinguished visitors attending worship ser?vices. He is also conductor of the Toledo Choral Society, an old established organization in the neighboring city of Toledo, Ohio.
ANN STANISKI
A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, and now a junior at the School of Music maj?oring in Organ under Robert Noehren, Univ?ersity Organist. Piano study under John Kollen and piano accompanying under Eugene Bossart, also of the University. Presently organist and choir director of Chelsea, Michigan, and an active member of Sigma Alpha lota, National Professional Honorary Music Fraternity for Women.
LOIS AUDREYS MARGARET ARMSTRONG RICHARD BAUMAN JOEL BEAU
Dearborn Highland Park Midland Mllford
" a. !?:'? Ann Arbor
REX BILLINjS Detroi t
ELLEN BIRD BEVERLY BOOKER ELAINE BOUTIN
Ann Arbor Detroit Merrill
MARCY LEE BRIOOS RICHARD BURD
Midland Ann Arbor
CYNTHIA CARPER Jackson
@@@@JA'ES CASEY Oxford
SUE CRATIDALL Jackson
BRUCE DELAMARTER CHARLENE DELLER
Clare Dearborn
MARGARET FRECHETTE DOREEN FREEMAN LAWRENCE r,ALL
Merrill River Rouge Dearborn
DENNIS OARRELS KARE.; GEX
Orchard Lake Ypsllanti
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BARBARA BIRKE Ypsllantl
CAROL Detroit
Jl Ml DOl'ILAS DAVE DRL" CARL DUNN LARRY ERD::AN GIVEN FETT GREG FCRSYTHE
Arbor Detroit E. Lansing Birmingham Birmingham Ferndale
NANCY GREY Oxford
JOHN HARDt.AN BOB HARnAN JAVES HAWKINS
Clare Royal Oak E. Lansing
DAVID HEIPLE FRED HERBERT TOM HERR1CX
Highland Park Ann Arbor E. Lansing
SHARON HEWITT Whlttaker
SHIRLEY HOSTETTER MORRIS HUGHES
Dearborn Dearborn
KAREN ILVONEN Adrian
VIRGINIA JARESS NANCY KATKE
Jackson Ferndale
ANN KIRKSY Dearborn
PAUL KOERNER Oxford
MICHAEL KOPKE Adrian
DONALD LAGE Ann Arbor
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BONNIE LENON SUSAil LUNDBERG
Mason E. Lansing
JOHN MAXWELL Ann Arbor
GLEN ERIC MAY JOANNE McALEER
Royal Oak Detroit
HARY McGEACHY Wyandotte
SHARON McKlNNEY PA1RICIA McLEAN
Walled Lake Ferndale
DOUGLAS MEAD Royal Oak
CAROL rENZEL ELIZABETH MERRILL
Petersburg Ann Arbor
SHARRON MUHN EDDIE MURPHY
Tecumseh Ann Arbor
SANDRA NIEMI Detroit
STEPHEN NOV1C KATHRYH OL.VSTEAD SHARON PARKHURST SUSA'INE PAHSSINEN PAMELA PELTZ
Royal Oak Orchard Lake Fenton Pleasant Ridge Royal Cak
JO HELEN PETERSON Ann Arbor
DILL POHNERT OLA JEANNE PURCHASE JAMES RAUB SARAH RECK
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Brighton Manchester
FREDERICK RIECKER Ann Arbor
SANDRA RISE Dundee
SALLY ROBINSON Mason
FRED ROHRBACK Royal Oak
KENNETH RUTLEDGE Royal Oak
SALLY SAWYER Plymouth
JUDITH SCHNELL Pleasant Ridge
VIRGINIA SCHOOF Detroit
DOUGLAS SELFE VIRGINIA SHARP JUDITH SHEPPARD
Temperance Midland Lincoln Park
LOIS SIMPSON Royal Oak
SPAWNEE SMITH 01 nuingham
ELIZABETH STAEBLER GLORIA SYKES BARBARA TATE MARTHA TH1BIDEAU MARILYN UNGER
Ann Arbor Dearborn Ypsilanti Walled Lake Oxford
MARILYN VERNON Pontlac
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BEN WALKER CHERYL WEBB JUDY WEIDE.'AN JIM WILKINS JOHN WILLIAMS
Monroe Detroit E. Lansing Ann Arbor Monroe
MELINDA WYSONG Traverse City
DOUCLAS ZAHN Ann Arbor
DOROTHY ZAJAC Detroit
KAXINE W1NN Ferndale
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STAFF
ELSIE 3ROWN Pleasant Ridge
OTTO BRCVM Pleasant Ridge
BEATRICE FILLMORE Dearborn
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BERNICE McCOY Saline
JOY QUAYLE Mt. Clemens
ROBERT QUAYLE RUTH RICHARDS ELLBERTA SHOEMAKER
Mt. Clemens Detroit Jackson
STAIEY SHOEMAKER Jackson
THE MICHIGAN CHORALE
OF THE
YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING, TEENAGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM Michigan Council of Churches
Mrs. Rachel Andresen, BS, MSW, Director 204 South State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan U.S.A.
The Michigan Chorale is a mixed ensemble of 100 young singers. High School Seniors from southern Michigan. Its members have been chosen on the basis of vacal talent, scholarship and leadership ability. Each singer has been recommended by the music department of his own High School and by his pastor. The Michigan Chorale has been rehearsing since November 1, 1958.
The Chorale sings all types of music including great works of the classical, romantic and contem?porary periods. Many compositions of American Composersand American folk material are included in the repertoire. The Chorale is preparing for both formal and informal programs.
The purpose of the Michigan Chorale is to interpret America to people of other countries through music. It is a program designed to develop understanding and friendship between countries using one of the oldest arts in the world. It gives talented young musicians an opportunity to sing with an excellent ensemble, gaining valuable training and experience. It focuses attention on American Composers, and the quality of performance for which our Public School Music Programs prepare young people.
The Michigan Chorale goes to Europe by chartered plane June 24, returning on August 30. They will give concerts and programs in North Ireland, England, Southern Germany, Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki. While in these communities the members of the Chorale will live with families. The local communities overseas are making arrangements for the concerts and programs and will furnish hospitality.
In addition, The Youth for Understanding Program sponsors a direct exchange for students between Western Europe and Michigan. This program is in cooperation with the International Educational Exchange, Department of State, of the United States. During this summer of 1959, one hundred and fifty teenagers are living with European families for two months. One hundred and fifty teen?agers from Germany, Austria, Holland, England, Ireland, and Finland leave for the United States on July 28, to live with families and attend High School in Michigan for o year.
Detailed information regarding the entire program may be obtained by writing to Youth for Under?standing, Mrs. Rachel Andresen, 204 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

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