Complete Series: 3451
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1964 Eighty-sixth Season 1965
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Christmas Concert No. 2 Complete Series 3451
George Frederick Handel
Helen Boatwright, Soprano Charles Bressler, Tenor
Jean Sanders, Contralto Howard Nelson, Bass
University Choral Union
University Symphony Orchestra
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist
Elwood Derr, Harpsichordist
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Sunday Afternoon, December 6, 1964, 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 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.
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!
Ciiorus--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 be 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 Saviour, 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. Shout, O daughter of Jeru?salem. Behold, thy king cometh unto thee. He is the righteous Saviour and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.
Contralto and Soprano--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. 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, His bur?then 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 chastise?ment of our peace was upon Him.
Contralto--He gave his back to the smiters, and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; He hid not His face from shame and spitting. He was despised and rejected 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 sor?row like unto His sorrow.
He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of Thy people 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 King 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.
Bass--Thou art gone up on high, Thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts for men; yea, even for Thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
Soprano, Contralto, and Chorus-How beautiful are the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings, tidings of salva?tion, that saith unto Zion: Thy God reigneth!
Break forth into joy, glad tidings, thy God reigneth!
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. And tho' 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.
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 Gary Relyea, Accompanist
First Sopranos Arentz, Joan Carol Baum, Barbara Joan Bradstrcet, Lola Mae Burr, Virginia A. Courtney, Jean Louise Dettling, Mary Jane Dewsbury, Joyce Ruth Fish, S. Leslie Greenslit, Carol Ann Hanson, Gladys M. Hawk, Gloria Lee Henes, Karen Kay Housekeeper, Judith K. Howe, Joan Frances Huber, Sally A. Jerome, Ruth Owens Julien, Charlotte J. Knighton, Daphne M. Lofland, Nancy W. Losy, Susan Carol Luecke, Doris L. Martin, Donna Jean McDonald, Ruth M. Minyard, Lucille L. Minyard, M. Louise Montgomery, Patricia Newcomb, Alice R. Owens, C. Jane Pearson, Agnes I. Plekker, Judith E. Politis, Clara Porter, Mary Burke Ramee, Dorothy W. Ramee, Joan Carol Reddick, Bella M. Robinson, Jane M. Rulfs, Mary K. Sanford, Phyllis E. Sevilla, Josefina Shimmin, Susan A Sommerfeld, Martha Steere, Judith E. Stevens, Ethel C. Waite, Mary Lucile Weston, Lynda R. Woodward, Carol L. Yoon, Soon Young S. Yang, Susan Helen Zander, Judith Ann
Second Sopranos Balysh, Pat Jane Bartsch, Rhonda L. Brown, Susannah E. Buchanan, Gale Frances Burns, Cheryl Anne Caster, Carol Ann Clague, Rosemary T. Cornell, Gail Ann Dallavo, Virginia E. Danforth, Ruth E. Douglas, Jean C. Douglas, Susan J. Edwards, Virginia M. Feast, Patricia M.
Globe, Carlotta Goodman, Charlotte Hall, Patricia Sue Hall, Sara Jean Hendrickson, Marianne Holod, Olga Renata Jewell, Lois Ann Jones, Marion A. Kellogg, Mcrlyn L. Klock, Rebecca Anne Landman, Marguerite J. Lessner, Janet Eleanor Lyman, Frances J. MacCallum, Carol D. McAdoo, Mary C. McGrath, Ruth Mary McLestcr, Celess B. Morton, Patricia Ann Munson, Elizabeth B. Needham, Martha Lynn Nemacheck, Nancy Smith Nolen, Bonnie B. Papke, Bonnie Jean Poschel, Rose Marie Reading, Melissa M. Reynolds, Susan Lynn Richards, Jean D. Ridley, Charlene Ann Rosenbaum, Stephanie Schumm, Barbara L. Scott, Elaine Alma Skibbe, Joan Margaret Surbrook, Barbara Lee Sandman, Rita Marie Sweet, Deborah Page Thomas, Anne Edna Vlisides, Elena C. Waters, Deborah Ann Wilson, Miriam L. Wylie, Winnifred J. Yoder, Edith
First Altos Abrams, Gloria S. Ashby, Lynne Anne Beam, Eleanor P. Bobbitt, Susan D. Brown, Marion W. Brown, Susan Lee Byle, Ellen Beth Clohset, Carol M. Dawson, Shirley M. dcBoor, Matilda F. Eastman, Berenice Eiteman, Sylvia C. Evans, Daisy E. Flanagan, Carole J. Garner, Penny Ann Heyn, Carla Ann Hellstedt, Linda F. Hinterman, Ellen Kay Hodgman, Dorothy B. Huber, June Moore Johns, Mary Margaret Jones, Carol Louise Jones, Mary McCuIlough
Kimmel, Helen G. Low, Mary Elizabeth Manson, Hinda Marsh, Martha M. McAdoo, Harriette McCoy, Bernice I. Mehler, Hallie Jane Neal, Marcella E. Nelson, Sandra Lee Petersen, Sharon Lou Plewes, Nancy A. Rehberg, Ruth Ann Reider, Linda H. Ring, Betty L. Roberts, Claudia Beth Royal, Betty Lou Rubinstein, Sallie Salmeen, Linnea R. Sarber, Nancy S. Schaafsma, Diane Lee Schroeder, Joy Ann Swenson, Judith Ann Swope, Faythe C. Walter, Nessena Lee Wargelin, Carol G. Wentworth, Elizabeth White ,Arlene Ruth Wiedman, Louise P. Wolfe, Charlotte Ann Worley, Judith Ann Zeemering, Ina G.
Second Altos Arnold, Helen M. Barber, Marjorie S. Barnett, Elizabeth G. Blackmon, Carol Lee Blake, Susan Jane Bogart, Gertrude J. Brink, Virginia Ruth Cole, Mary Kathleen Clayton, Caroline S. Crossley, Winnifred M. Deming, Caren Joy DeMarco, Anita Mary Drew, Wendy Jean Eisenhardt, Elizabeth Enkemann, Gladys C. Gamble, Carol Elizabeth Gault, Gertrude W. Haab, Mary E. Hondorp, Joan Arlene Jenkins, Bernice M. Johnson, Grayce E. Johnston, Theolia C. Kero, Ruth Kendall, Gail Marie Knight, Mona J. Knowlton, Jeanne Anne Lane, Rosemarie Lidgard, Ruth M. Liebscher, Erika M. Lovelace, Elsie W. Luton, Jane Elizabeth Malmstrom, Florence L. Miller, Carol L.
Miller, Joyce E.
Miller, Rene S.
Murphy, Rosalind E.
Olson, Constance Kay
Peterson, Sara R.
Pflieger, Janet B.
Price, Mary E.
Prout, Eve Anna
Richardson, Gloria J.
Roeger, Beverly B.
Slater, Beverly N.
Weber, Lois Jean
Wendt, Christine Ann
Williams, Nancy P.
Wissman, Mary Carolyn
Wolf, Mona G.
Zimmerman, Susan Ann First Tenors
Baker, Hugh E.
Batch, Nicholas C.
Cross, Harry Lee
Dallavo, William G.
Estes, Robert A.
Freed, Robert L.
Greenberger, Allen Jay
Hayn, Robert T.
Irwin, Paul Curtis
Kunsmann, Peter W.
Malmstrom, Robert W.
McCoy, Eugene B.
Moore, George William
Patterson, Bernard N.
Ramee, Allan L.
Reidy, James J.
Schell, Alden N.
Smith, Bartin T.
Tillson, Edward E.
White, Melvin A.
Zahn, William B. Second Tenors
Corzine, Gordon Lewis Fidler, William F. Franklin, Lindsay Donald Gaskell, Jerry T. Gibilisco, Fred Thomas Gunning, Stephen H. Humphrey, Richard Johns, Chester S. Johnson, Paul A. Lindcmann, Michael Malkowski, Anthony E. May, Wolfgang W. Oltrogge, David Parker, Roger Allen Pflieger, Ronald E. Schultz, Stanley T. Selter, Lawrence F. Settler, Leo Henry Waite, Jon R.
Beam, Marion L. Berzins, Janis Theodor Bloom, Henry Robert Brueger, John M. Buresh, David R. Burr, Charles F. Clayton, Joseph F. Clegern, William H. Damborg, Mark J. Eisenhardt, George H. Fedchenko, Robert E. Ferrell, Winfred D. Hebert, Ernest Clifford Kaplan, Kenneth Franklin Kays, J. Warren Kissel, Klair H. Kreizelman, David Lanini, Kent P. Litton, Glenn B. Mallen, Robert G. McCarty, Thomas G. McWilliam, Leslie G. Palicz, Robert J. Pearson, John Raymond Pickut, Guenther Ransford, James Lee
Rietz, Peter J. Roach, James Warren Schumacher, Hermann Smethurst, Everett W. Swanson, Landon H. Tobin, Aubrey T. Troutman, Thomas B. Wilkins, David G.
Bartlett, William R. Barton, Ben F. Beltz, Douglas M. Bowman, Brian L. Brodt, E. William Bush, Richard James Dalley, Edward O. Fielding, David A. Lloyd, Stephen E. Forburger, Dean Charles Ford, Gary Kendrick Goodwin, Carl Harold Herrmann, Lothar Huber, Franz E. Johnson, David A. Jones, H. Ralph Keller, Jacob Boyd Lane, Leroy Edward LaZar, Ross Allen McAdoo, William P. Mead, Douglas Allan Patterson, Robert Peterson, Robert R. Petters, Robert B. Resnick, Lewis D. Schick, Helmut Schroeder, Dale E. Steinmetz, George P. Travis, Lawrence W. Vander Lugt, Bud Vreeland, Robert G. Wall, Ralph J. Wilcox, Allen James Wobst, Martin Hans Wolfman, Jay Wyche, Donald W.
Members from the UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA of the University School of Music
Pepper, Ronald, Concertmaster
Zaret, Peter Second Violins
Riccardo, J amcs, Principal
Skelton, Philip, Principal
Wilson, Nancy Cello
Levine, Daniel, Principal
Stanton, Kathy Bass
Miller, John, Principal
Gosman, James Picken, Sarah
Bassoons Miller, Neil Nelson, Susan
Trumpet Warsop, Philip Horton, Dennis
Timpani Hulet, Ginger
Orchestra Manager Skelton, Philip
Equipment Manager Horton, Dennis