Complete Series: 3796
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
George Frederick Handel
LOUISE RUSSELL, Soprano WALDIE ANDERSON, Tenor SOFIA STEFFAN, Contralto BENJAMIN MATTHEWS, Bass DONALD BRYANT, Conductor
University Choral Union
Members of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist
Marilyn Mason, Harpsichordist
Friday Evening, December 1, 1972, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
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 iniquity is pardon'd. The voice of him that cricth 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 sec 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 nations; 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.
Chorus--And He shall purify the sons of Lcvi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
Contralto and CnoRUS--Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel: God with us. O thou that tellcst 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 government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Soprano--There were shepherds abiding 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.
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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 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, 0 daughter of Zion. 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.
Contralto and Soprano--He shall feed His flock like a shepherd, 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 burthen is light.
Chorus--Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our trangressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement 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.
Tenor--All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,
CnoRUS--He trusted in God that He would deliver Him: let Him deliver Him, if He delight in Him.
Tknor--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.
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.
Unto which of the angels said He at any time, Thou art My Son, this day have I be?gotten Thee
Chorus--Let all the angels of God worship Him. The Lord gave the word. Great was the
company of the preachers. Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Soprano and Contralto--How beautiful are the feet of them that bringeth glad tidings of salvation, that saith unto Zion: thy God reigneth 1
Quartet--Break forth into joy, glad tidings, thy God reigneth! How beautiful are the feet of them that bringeth glad tidings of salvation, that saith unto Zion: thy God reigneth!
Bass--Why do the nations so furiously 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.
CnORUS--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.
Ciiorus and Audience--Hallelujah! 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 twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
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 O 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 through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Chorus--Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wis?dom, 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.
To be sung in jour parts by audience with Chorus. Phase leave the music to the "Hallelujah" Chorus at the door when leaving, unless you wish to keep it.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION Donald Bryant, Conductor Nancy Hodge, Accompanist
Albright, Christine Bradstreet, Lola Bryant, Lela Cox, Elaine Denner, Phyllis Dworkin, Anita Fenelon, Linda Fox, Estelle Gallas, Carole Gelstein, Deborah Gockel, Barbara Goodyear, Cynthia Haines, Susan Hannert, Amy Hanson, Gladys Hesselbart, Susan Hirth, Dana Hoover, Joanne Humes, Diane Johnsmiller, Betsy Keeler, Ann Klute, Kristine Luecke, Doris L. Martinez, Leslie Mather, Dianne McDonald, Ruth M. McRoberts, Nancy Newman, Judith Nissen, Elizabeth Norris, Margaret Pack, Beth Pearson, Agnes Phillips, Margaret Pickett, Jo Posner, Gail Robsky, Edith D. Rottenberg, Lori Schneider, Alice Schuler, Ann Sincock, Mary Ann Smith, Karen Teichert, Janice Ware, Norma Warnock, Judy Warnock, Marjorie
Ayers, Meta R. Barden, Ann Black, Joanne Burr, Virginia Carr, Nancy Christmas. Kathleen Cornell, Gail Datsko, Doris Dennis, Mary Enzmann, Jill Fawcett, Janis Nancy Fisher Folk, Donna Fox, Lynda Fromm. Elizabeth Grascr, Nancy Greig, Laurie Hiraga, Mary Horning, Alice R. Inglcy, Mary Jarvi, Ann Kosarin, Stephanie Lacey, Elizabeth Lawrence, Christina Leftridge, Sharon
Lehmann, Judith Luckham, Margaret Lyman, Frances Maher, Cindy McCann, Lorraine Muilin, Rosemary Murray, Marilyn Norton, Kathy O'Day, Susan Oxcndine, Jan Passias, Katherine I'etcoff, Susan Pinkham, Janice Prins, Barbara Reese, Virginia Ronis, Laurel Beth Ross, Bonnie Saeman, Jane Staebler, Jo Ann StewartRobinson, Elizabeth Swartzentrubcr, Anne Taylor, Susan Thompson, Cheryl Thurman, Eunice Titterton, Mary Tompkins. Patricia Weil, Judith Wickens, Linda Williams. Suzanne Wineman, Judy Winzenz, Sandra Wirstrom, Kathy Woodward, Joan K. Zalman, Rnchelle
Adams, Judith Acrce, Deena Ause. Martha Babington, Barbara Ann Barker, Kathy Beam, Eleanor Blundo. Sister Jo Ann Bobbitt, Cara Brace, Virginia Bramer, Kathryn Brown, Marion Cappacrt, Lael Carpenter, Sally Court, Rebecca Darnton. JudyDick, Carol Dover, Elizabeth Evans. Daisy Feldkamp. Lucy Fisher. Joanne Gewanter, Ruth Gonczewski, Arlyne Goslee. Joanne Hall. Christine Haviland. Naomi Hoeks, Mary Hoexter, Margaret Hollinshcad, Betsy Horowitz. Joyce Hovey, Wendy Hurdle, Gloria Kamin. Shelly Karp, Nancy Kelly, Andrea Kulonkamp, Nancy Landon. Joyce I.ewin, Claudia Mann, Julie
McCoy, Bernice Mclntire, Joan Head, Kathleen Miller, Florence Murray, Virginia Nelson, Lois Perlow, Ellen Petoskey, Barbara Reed, Lisa Reid, Mary Schafbuch, Shirley Schneider, Gretchen Slee, Beth Stuck, Karen Swartz, Christine Vlisides, Elena Wargelin, Carol Watson, Heather Wcurding, Sharon Whelan, Katie White, Myra Wiedmann, Louise Wolfe, Charlotte Woodra, Sandy
Adler, Elaine Anderson, Sandra Bedell, Carolyn Clayton, Caroline Frank, Anne Garcia, Sally Anne Gere, Anne Gibiser, Gail Gibiser, Martha Haab, Mary Hagerty,, Joan Kayle, Hilary Lidgard, Ruth Lovelace, Elsie Marsh, Katherine Mayman, Rosemary McKnight, Judith Mcrtaughm, Clemence Miller, Rene Nisbett, Susan Olson, Constance Ravas, Andrea Richardson, Gloria Rider. Hazel Roeger, Beverly Solvith, Ronna Stebbins, Kathryn Thompson, Peggy Tull, Theresa WighUnan, Stephanie Williams. Nancy Wilson, Johanna Wolpert. Linda Zelck. Margaret
FIRST TENORS Baker, Hugh Butler, Charles Cathey, Owen Dombrowski, Timothy Flessa, Steve Grimm, Marshall Krause, Thomas Krupa, Stephen Lowry, Paul Merchant, Frederick Miller, Jerry Mitchell, Dennis Norris, David
Anderson, William Barrett, Martin Bartasavage, Thomas Berry, Thomas Blackford, Wiliam Chancey, Mark Chateau, Michael Clark, Harold Cochrane, Alan Coucke, Donald Dailey, Joseph DeLong, Michael Etsweilcr, John Galbraith, Merle Girod, Albert Glover, Roy Golden, Neal Haworth, Donald Hmay, Thomas Jennings, James Klettke, Dwight Kodner, David Kruzich, Michael Lcgros, William MacGregor, Robert McDaniel, Patrick Melcher, Philip Miller, Jonathan Slotnick. Dennis Smith, Reginald Snabes, Michael Terbush, Jay Verschaeve, Mike Wahl, Jeff Wallach, Michael Warren, James Weamer, Alan Wiers, Ted
Anderson, Robert Atkins, Anthony G. Ballard, Gary Beam, Marion L. Becvar, Thomas Bedard, Charles Bellomo, Joachim C.
Bohde, Matthew Bond, Craig Brueger, John Budday, Jeffery T. Burr, Charles Chateau, John Damashek, Robert Datsko, Robert Davenport, LaVerne, Jr. Emley, Warren E. Englander, Jeffrey Epps, Marvin Everling, Patrick Feldstein, Bruce Ferris, Robert Foster, Gregory Furman, Charles Hagerty, Thomas F. Hamilton, Edgar Haviland, Robert Haynes, Jeffrey Heller, I.eland Herren, Donald C. Holly, Tom Howard, Timothy Hughes, David Jarrelt, K. John Kattcrman, Lee Kays, J. Warren Kissel, Klair Lam, Samuel Lew, Dennis Magretta, William Martens, Richard Martinez, Douglas McCreery. Lawrence D. Muntz, Richard Olson. Steven Pate, Michael Pavelek, Thomas Pearson, J. Raymond Powell, Steve Renger, Juergen Reutter, John Rigolot, Francois Romilly. Rod Roth, Michael Sakamoto, Randy Schill, Thomas E.
Sexton, Michael Shalwitz, Robert Smith, Larry E. Spence, David Sutton, Wade Tang, Michael Tompkins, Terril 0. Weadon, Mark Wceber, Thomas Wendt, Timothy Williams, Riley Williams, Roger Zoerhof, William
Allen, Neville Await, Roy Baskerville, Andy Benish, William Bisset, Michael Braun, Russell Bryant, Stephen L. Carruth, Hayden Chin, Gabriel Hubert, Timothy Hunsche, David Larrouy, David Lchmann, Charles F. Mclntire, John JIcMurtrie, James McMurtrie, Thomas Murayama, Tsugiyoshi Pickard, Wayne Powell, Gregg Reineck. Roman Schick, Helmut Schonschack, Wallace A. Schweitzer, Alan Selaty, Steven Slantz, Robert D. Slee, Vergil
Sommerfeld, R. Thomas Strozier, Robert VanGoor, Drew Walker, Ben Weincr, Stuart Wickens, Christopher
MEMBERS OF INTERLOCHEN ARTS ACADEMY ORCHESTRA
Byron Hanson, Resident Conductor
Neufcld, Alison DriRRS, Diane How, LianRPinR Stockdell, Janine Chung, MiHee Schneider, Pamela Twu, HueiMing Curtis, Martha
Preucie, William Hawthorne, Kelvin Lowery, Clint Granata, Grace Black, Patricia Stone, Susan
Schulze, Elizabeth Hawley, Jane
Mulder, Joanne Syroid, Gary Powell, Warren Kins, Wanda Chan, Susan Lewis, Scott
Keevan, Xancy Borsody, Theresa Whear, Allen Kondonassis, John Lisht. Betsy Ruhala, Barbara
Hood, John Dalton, Jonathan Brady, Margaret Stroube, Mark
BASSOON Lupp, Bruce
Dodge, Jeffry Morton, Douglas
TYMPANI Ragsdale, Stanley
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