UMS Concert Program, December 2, 1961: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel
Concert: No. 1
Complete Series: 3338
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1961 Eightythird Season 1962
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Christmas Concert No. 1
Complete Series 3338
George Frederick Handel
Ilona Kombrink, Soprano Elaine Bonazzi, Contralto
Richard Miller, Tenor Ara Berberian, Bass
UNIVERSITY CHORAJL UNION
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MARY McCALL STUBBINS, Organist
RAY FERGUSON, Harpsichordist
LESTER McCOY, Conductor
Saturday Evening, December 2, 1961, at 8:30 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 oj 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 pardon'd. 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 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 thce!
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 thec. 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 shadow 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 shoulder; and His name shall he called Wonderful, Counsellor, 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 tid?ings 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, and 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 daughter of Jerusalem. Behold, thy king cometh unto thee. He is the righteous Saviour 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 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--Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world.
Contralto--He was despised and re?jected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
Tenor--All they that sec 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; let Him 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 sor?row like unto His sorrow.
Soprano, Contralto, and Chorus-How beautiful arc the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings of salvation, that saith unto Zion: Thy God reigneth! Break forth into joy!
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--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.
Soprano--I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. 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 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, forever and ever. Amen.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
Lester McCoy, Conductor James Frazier, Jr., Accompanist
First Sopranos Abel, Mary L. Ackerman, Tamara Lee Adler, Maryann L. Allen, Wendy J. Arentz, Joan Carol Bird, Ellen Anne Bradstreet, Lola M. Burr, Virginia A. Clancy, Pat C. Coleman, Carol D. Collie, Marilyn Daniels, Carole S. Dinneen, K. Elizabeth Dorstewitz, Ellen M. Ericksson, Sandy E. Evatt, Margaret K. Fike, Lynda Lou Furihala, Michiko Goldberg, Joan M. Hanson, Gladys M. Hardenbergh, Gretchen Harrington, Rachel I. Hawk, Gloria Lee Hendershott, Renee P. Houser, Beatrice Kay Huber, Sally Anne Jerome, Ruth O. Kastclic, Joanne K. Katterjohn. Rosemary Leseett, Iris Marie Lightfoot, Letitia Linstead, Anne M. Luecke, Doris L. McDonald. Ruth M. McRoberts. Nancy H. Newcomb, Alice R. Noland. Esther J. Patton, Beatrice Pearson. Agnes Peck, Laurel E. Porter, Grace A. Ramco, Dorothy W. Ramee, Ellen K. Rctzkr. Ralian Robinson. K. Lisa Schlote. Gerda Sevilla. Joscfina Smith. F. Iran Stevens, Ethel C. Waters. Deborah Ann Wright. Jean E. Zemanek. Dorothy A.
Second Sopranos Amrhein, Dorothy M. Antcliffe. Carol E. Brown, Susannah E. Buchanan. Gale F. Carruth. Margo Dafoe, E. Louise Datsko. Doris Mae Douclas, Marie Dumler. Carole H. Erickson. Mary Ann Felbeck. Frances M. Friedrich. Lynne Garner. Andree L. Guarniore, Joan E. Hall, Sara Jean
Hapala, Adelaide H. Hendrickson, Marianne Hinton, Linda L. Hunter, Patricia Lee Iafolla, Hazel M. Jensen, Judyan Jones, Marion A. Karapostoles, LaVaughn Knighton, Daphne M. Knudson, Judy Kay Kozachik, Marian L. Loyer, Carolyn M. McAdoo, Mary Jane O'Brien, Kathy E. Papke, Bonnie Jean Siff, Judith E. Simpson, Joan E. Skibbe, Joan M. Sleet, Audrey M. Smith, Iva A. Smith, Barbara M. Smith, Nancy L. Snyder, Martha D. Stanford, A. Gail Svenson, Ingrid M. Swcckcr, Zoe A. Turk, J. Kay Urist, Barbara D. Vis, Jeanne M. Vlisides, Elena C. Wolfe, Charlotte A. Wylie, Winifred J.
Andrews, Joyce M. Arvai, Margaret Ann Ashby, Lynne Anne Bower, Lissa L. Bronstein, Nancy E. Dobberstein, Arlene Duckwitz, Dorothy J. Eisler, Betty N. Eiteman, Sylvia C. Evans, Daisy L. Ferguson, Barbara L. Fulk, Mary Barbara Hahn, Christel R. Halevi, Marilyn Hangas, Nancy D. Hodgman, Dorothy B. James, Innez L. Johnson, Julie Ann Jones, Mary M. Kempt, Julie Ann Kister, Susan S. Klee, Margaret Ann Kraut, Florence R. Lane, Rosemarie Manson, Hinda Marsh. Martha M. McCoy, Bemice I. Mehler, Hallie J. Mueller, Kay A. Murtaugh, Iris H. Nelson, Sally Jo Nelson, Sandra J. O'Neal, Lucy Jean Reck. Sarah D. Rockey. Susan E. Rosenbaum, Stephanie
Rubinstein, Sallie Sawyer, Sally Jo Scbeibel, Carolyn A. Scbuurmans, Marilyn Schwartz, Carla R. Smalley, Joan W. Smith, Marguerite M. Spurrier, Laura J. Sverdlove, Laurie Swenson, Judith Ann Townsend, Mary E. Vanderveer, l'atricia Wargelin, Carol G. Wentworth, Elizabeth Westerman, Carol F. Wiedmann, Louise P. Winemiller, orma L. Zeeb, Helen R.
Second Altos Arnold, Helen M. Balman, Carolyn S. Barnett, Elizabeth G. Bishop, Mary R. Blake, Susan Jane Bogart, Gertrude Crossley, Winnifred Cummings, Ann Damouth, Helen L. Dem ing, Caren Jay Eisenhardt, Elizabeth Enkemann, Gladys C. Foster, Vera L. Gault, Ann Winifred Gault, Gertrude W. Griffin, Barbara J. Grzesiek, Judith A. HuKRard, Susan M. E. Irwin, Christine M. Jenkins, Bernice M. Johnson, Grayce E. Johnson, Jean C. Johnston, Theolia C. Kemp, Katherine L. Knight, Mona J. Kuiper, Liaaian J. Langley, Linda Lee Lidgard, Ruth M. Liebscher, Erika M. Lovelace, Elsie W. Lutz, Elizabeth A. Nuttin. Monika M. Page, Lynda L. Patton, Nancy J. Pfeffer, Jean A. Poland. Sydney Zoe Price. Rosalind A. Reynolds. Judith L. Rocger, Beverly B. Schoon, Carol J. Sellner, Marjorie L. Slater, Beverly N. Sorensen, Cynthia J. Suess, Irene Carol Swithinbank, Mary S. Way, Annette Wilbur, Althea L. Williams, Nancy P. Williams, Winifred L.
First Tenors Baker, Hugh E. Berlin, Lee P. Crandall, John E. Cuyler, Richard R. Edmiston, James Greenberger, Allen J. Hendershott, Marcus D. Hyde, John P. Lowry, Paul T. McCoy, Eugene Mustazza, Antonino Neuberger, Roy S. Parsley, Bruce L. Ramee, Allan L. Roberts. Donald L. Shovan. Timothy J. Smith, Marshall L. Stevens, Denis R. Tillman, James T.
Second Tenors Barone, Robert Q. Bassett, Henton Cathey, Owen B. Cote, Paul T. Dennison, Terry K. Dimsa. Leonard R. Draper, Thomas G. Elledge. Robert M. Fidlcr, William F., Jr. Gaensbauer, Theodore Holt, Richard D. Humphrey, Richard Koenigsberg, Richard Krawczyk, Victor R. LaPointe. Frank Jay Petersen, Bernard C. Petrides, George H. Pflieger. Ronald E. Raub. James Ray Sain, Robert Leonard
Smith, Gregory Lynn Thomson, James W. Tibbits, John Allen Toussaint, Maynard N. Walters, David R.
Arentz, Richard E. Bowen, Max E. Bower, Bruce C. Brueger, John M. Burian, Peter H. Burr, Charles F. Damouth, David E. DeYoung, James H. Dwyer, Donald H. Eisenhardt. George H. Fried, Michael Garrels, Dennis E. Garrels, Robert F. GrayLion, Carlos I. Hole, Robert B. Howell, James P. Katterjohn. Arthur Kays, J. Warren Kissel, Klair H. Kochanowski, Alfred Landgren, Robert C. Liang, Alexander C. Long, Jerry R. Luttman, Dale R. McWUliams, Leslie G. Pearson, J. Raymond Pickut, Guenther Pickut, Kurt W. Pullen, Franklin D. Schoen, Herbert J. Slater, Thomas H. Spearing, Darwin R. Tazelaar, Willem H. Thistlethwaite, James Utsumi, Ko
Werder, Larry F. Wertenberger, Roger Wolfe, Earl W.
Second Basses Abdella, Victor M. Baker, Alan Drew Baker, George H. Barton, Ben F. Bauman, James K. Blackwell, Walter H. Boven, Douglas, G. Crosman, A. Hurford Daniels. Richard F. Ebert, David A. Felbeck. David K. Field, Richard C. Herrmann, Lothar Huber. Franz E. Kincaid, William H. Lipkea, William H. McAdoo, William P. Missiras, Fr. Andrew Mitchell. Peter D. Moye, Alfred Leon Nauman, John D. Nuttin, Jozef O'Brien, Robert L. Parlette, Alan E. Patterson, Bobby Lee Peterson. Robert R. Schaeffrr. John G. Steinmetz. George P. Travis, Howard P. Vandeveer. James F. Vauqhan, John W. Walker. Georzc L. Werner, Peter C. Williams, David G. Williams. Jeffrey P. Wyche, Donald W. Zendt, Stephen H.
The Universily Musical Society expresses appreciation to the members of the University Symphony Orchestra of the School of Music, and to its conductors, Profes?sors Hans T. David and Clyde H. Thompson, for the preparation of the orchestra and materials for this performance. The orchestration employed is believed to have been Handel's final scoring of this work. The Coopersmith vocal edition is used here for the first time in these concerts.
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
First Violins Lint, Penelope Cohan, Alberta Bastedo, Sue Nicholas, James HershberRer, Sue Nail, Lana Felosak, Karen Christenson, Sally Skelton, Philip Parsinnen, Suzanne
Second Violins Weiss, Celia LeVeck, Thomas Zumbro, Mary Lou Suerkcn, Paul Pendleton, Robert Siiilin, David Reese, Daniel Paluck, Jeanne Austin, David
Stulberg, Michael Jewell, Carol Perrow, Edith
LenU, Carolyn Hupp. Janice Hale, Stanley David, Matthew Eastham, Philip Gilbreath. Susan Ungar, Edward Grable, Lisa
Halik, Carolyn Tolson, Carolyn Larscn, Carol Dubbe, Enid Jackson. Anita Burt, Mary
Levine, Daniel Lcvine, Michael Smith, Patricia Shaw, Nancy
Piaseczny, Janice Cook, Patricia Bradley, Gertrude
Harris, Robert Hulsker, William
Trumpets Tison, Donald Pearson, Willard
Assisted in preparation oj orchestra materials.
University Musical Society