Complete Series: 3498
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
196S Eighty-Seventh Season 1966
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Christmas Concert No. 2 Complete Scries 3498
George Frederick Handel
Benita Valente, Soprano Stanley Kolk, Tenor
Doris Mayes, Mezzo-soprano Malcolm Smith, Bass
University Choral Union
Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist
Marilyn Mason, Harpsichordist
Lester McCoy, Conductor
Saturday Evening, December 4, 1965, at 8:30 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. The Lord, whom ye seek,
shall suddenly come to His temple, e'en 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--0 thou that tcllest 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 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 Rather 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.
And with His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned ev'ryone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
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.
Soprano and Chorus--How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.
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. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
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.
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
Alden Schell, Accompanist
First Sopranos Arentz, Joan C. Austin, Patricia K. Bates, Jacquelyn M. Bernstein, Judith S. Bradstreet, Lola Mae Brandt, Madeline L. Braun, Maureen Braunstein, Susan N. Burr, Virginia A. Ciarlo, Dorothy A. Coffman, Judith Ann Cook, Elaine G. Edwards, Virginia M. Gallatin, Judith E. Graham, Charlene Hahn, Ruth M. Hanson, Gladys M. Hawk, Gloria Lee Henes, Karen Kay Hiett, Katherine L. Housekeeper, Judith K. Howe, Joan Frances Huff, Nancy K. Jerome, Ruth Jones, Jacqueline A. Jones, Patricia Jean Julien, Charlotte J. Kirkpatrick, Mary E. Lazier, Anita Joy Losh, Susan Carol Luecke, Doris L. Malila, Elida M. Martin, Donna Jean McDonald, Ruth M. Montgomery, Patricia Newcomb, Alice R. Newman, Judy Owens, Jane Plekker, Judith E. Porter, Mary B. Ramee, Dorothy W. Reddick, Bella G. Rhodes, Mattie R. Richek, Margaret A. Samborski, Alma G. Sevilla, Josefina Sommerfeld. Martha L. Steere, Judith E. Stevens, Ethel C. Swenson. Melinda Wahl, Barbara J. White, Myra W. Yoder, Edith L. Yoon, Soon Young
Anderson, Wendelyn S. Barter, Patricia R. Bartsch, Rhonda L. Berlin, Joan C. Beverly, Delores E. Block, Kathryn A. Boase, Barbara Ann Bradley, Carol Joan Brown, Susannah E. Buchanan, Gale F. Caster, Carol Ann Clague, Rosemary Cornell. Gail Ann
Cushing, Gloria L. DeHart, Barbara J. Danforth, Ruth E. Datsko, Doris Mae Foster, Suzanne Globe, Carlotta B. Gulevich, Catherine Hendrickson, Marianne Janson, Susan Lee Jewell, Lois Ann Karapostoles, LaVaughn Kellogg, Merlyn L. King, Chrystie A. Kontny, Elizabeth A. Lyman, Frances J. McAdoo, Mary C. McCallum, Barbara Moceri, Virginia S. Morris, Roberta Ann Needham, Martha Lynn Nissley, Alice Jean Nobilctte, Dorothy M. O'Connor, Barbara A. Osborn, Carolyn Jane Richards, Jean Diane Ridley, Charlene Ann Rosenbaum, Stephanie Sarkisian, Louise M. Schaefer, Jane Mary Schumm, Barbara Louise Skibbe, Joan Margaret Spencer, Bette Ann Surbrook, Barbara L. Sweet, Deborah P. Vlisides, Elena C. Wesley, Caroline G. Widiger, Susan J. Wilson, Miriam L. Wylie, Winifred J.
Abrams, Gloria S. Adams, Carol Bingham Baker, Mary M. Beam, Eleanor P. Beggrovs, Marina Brown, Marion W. Bums, Branda Sue Carr, Nancy P. Crawford, Margaret Eastman, Berenice M. Eiteman, Sylvia C. Estep, Jan Evans, Daisy E. Fowler, Lucille Hartweg, Joyce K. Hellstedt, Linda F. Hcyn, Carla Ann Hinterman, Ellen K. Hirshfeld, Lucy W. Hodgman, Dorothy B. Kimmel, Helen G. Klein, Linda Sue Langer, Margaret B. Lazaroff, Patricia E. Lee, Ducky H. Lyman, Cheryl M. Manson, Hinda Marsh, Martha If. McAdoo, Harriette
McCoy, Bernice Mehler, Hallie J. Moen, Cheryl Ann Monson, Susan Lee Mayer, Carol Ann Neal, Marcella E. Ogden, Margaret A. O'Neal, Carol K. Price, Janet M. Reider, Linda H. Reidy, Dorothy E. Reynolds, Susan L. Roberts, Claudia B. Robison, Virginia A. Rubinstein, Sallie Schmidt, Nancy E. Schwarz, Lynn J. Segal, Deborah A. Stid, Deborah D. Thomas, Anne E. Thompson, Linda F. Vierling, Judith A. Wargelin, Carol G. Wentworth, Elizabeth White, Nancy Kay Wiedmann, Louise P. Wolfe, Charlotte A. Wood, Delores Jean Swenson, Judith Ann Yntema, Carla M.
Arnold, Helen M. Blackmon, Carol Lee Blake, Susan Jane Blossom, Elaine A. Bogart, Gertrude J. Bolhouse, Betty Jean Brandt, Nancy J. Brink, Virginia R. Clayton, Caroline S. Cole, M. Kathleen Crossley, Winnifred M. Davis, Judy A. Eisenhardt, Elizabeth R. Enkemann, Gladys C. Exelby, Mary Jane Forsyth, Ilene H. Foster, Shirley Friedberg, Susan Gamble, Carol E. Garrels, Nancy E. Gault, Gertrude George, Betty Rose Haab, Mary E. Hawkins, Shirley L. Hessemer, Kay Marie Hoyt, Janet E. Johnson, Grayce Johnston, Theolia C. Kendall, Gail Marie Kero, Ruth Knight, Mona J. Lane, Rosemarie Lidgard, Ruth M. Liebscher, Erika M. Luton, Jane E. Malmstrom, Florence L. Mastin, Neva M.
Miller, Carol L. Miller, Rene S. Murphy, Rosalind E. Oehler, Eileen L. Olson, Constance K. Preston, Martha E. Prout, Eve Anna Richardson, Gloria J. Roeger, Beverly B. Rohn, Marilyn E. Ross, Sue G. Ruesink, Ruth M. Schmidt, Susan Slater, Beverly N. Sweet, Elizabeth 0. Vary, Joan H. Weber, Lois Williams, Nancy P. Williams, Winefred L. Wolf, Mona G.
Baker, Hugh Bernstein, Paul Brandt, Carl D. Chasteen, William C. Cushing, Richard T. Demeter, Milan J. DeVrics, Robert L. Fcderhen, Herbert M. Freed, Robert L. Haynes. Evan A. Ibach, David N. Kunsmann, Peter W. Landon, Dale C. Lowry, Paul T. Malmstrom, Robert W. McCoy, Eugene Miller, Dennis A Moore, George W. Oei, Lok-Seng Pixley, Allen C. Pratt, Michael W. Ramee, Allan L. Reidy, James J. Schell, Aldcn N. Tesar, Timothy P. Tillson, Edward E. Woolfe, Lorin S.
Second Tenors Atkins, Anthony G. Beyer, Hilbert Bremcr, Joel L. Clark, Harold R. Corzine, Gordon L. Cross, Harry Lee Denton, W. Barrett Gaskell, Jerry T. Gibilisco, Fred T. Gunning, Stephen H. Harris, Richard M. Hildebrand, John E. Humphrey, Richard Johnson, Paul A. Jones, Charles E. May, Wolfgang W. Ochoa. Enrique Powell, Fredric A. Preston, Thomas A. Raub, James R. Richardson, Robert J. Schultz, Stanley T. Settler, Leo H. Smallwood. Stephen M. Smith. Douglas I. Tarzia, Frank L. Thome, George R. White, Douglas K.
First Basses Abrahamse, Bruce Beam, Marion L. Bloom, Henry R. Bowman, Brian R. Brownson. Robert C. Brueger, John M. Buresh. David R. Burr, Charles F. Clayton. Joseph F. Clow, Allen S. Damborg, Mark J. Eisenhardt. George H. Garrels. Dennis E. Garrels. Robert F. Hall, Lawrence E. Herrcn, Donald C. Jones, John D. Kaiser, Thomas E.
Kays, J. Warren Kissel, Klair H. Lanini, Kent P. Lohrmann, Robert R. MacQueen, Donald S. Mallen, Robert G. McDonald, James L. McWilliams, Leslie Header, Robert E. Palicz, Robert J. Pickut, Guenther Roach, James W. Schumacher, Herrmann Spearing, Darwin R. Stine, Philip B. Swanson, Landon H. Way, Thomas J. Wilkins. David C. Woltersom, Richard J.
Second Basses Barranger, John J. Bartlett, William R. Dunning, James E. Fisher. Wayne A. Forburger, Dean C. Goodwin. Carl H. Gross, Carey C. Hunsche, David F. Keller, Jacob B. Lee, George W. Lloyd, Steve E. Maynard, Dale A. McAdoo, Willinm P. McTighe. William J. Miller, Glenn E. Morris, John Anthony Robbins, James F. Peterson. Robert R. Schroeder. Dale E. Stegler, Richard E. Steinmetz. George P. Van der Lugt, Bud Vrceland. Robert G. Wall, Ralph J. Wash. Willard D. Wright, Stephen B. Wyche. Donald W. Ycnner, William L.
MEMBERS OF THE DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
First Violins Staples, Gordon, Conccrtmaster Bistritzky, Zinovi Hochberg, Morris Urso, Santo Boescn, Jack Shiller, Ralph Bourbonnais, M. J. Zonas, Nick Hullinger, Inez Szitas, Gabriel
Second Violins Kesner, Edouard Resnick, Felix Score, Alvin Laudcnslager, Harold
Cramer, Ernest Waring, James Barnes. Robert D. Klein, Herold R.
Amato, Guyton Shapiro, Meyer Staszewski, Eugenia Ireland, David Hubicki. Taras J.
Babini, Italo Markicwicz, Thaddeus Bachmann, Arthur
Van de Graaf, John Bcnncr, Raymond
Mariolti, Arno Hall, Harold
Sirard, Charles Kaplan, William
Tamburini, James Haas, Donald