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UMS Concert Program, December 6, 1974: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Concert: 1
Complete Series: 3915
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
George Frederick Handel
Robert Clark, Organist Marilyn Mason, Harpsichordist
Friday Evening, December 6, 1974, 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 iniquity is pardon'd. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare yc 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 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 yc 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 and Chorus--Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel: God with us. 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 thee. And the Gentiles shall come to Thy light, and kings to the brightness of Thy rising.
The people that walked in the darkness have seen a great light; and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
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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.
Pastoral Symphony
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.
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, O 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.
Contralto--He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
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.
Chorus--Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him.
And with His stripes are we 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--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.
Chorus--The Lord gave the word. Great was the company of the preachers.
Soprano--How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.
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.
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--Hallelujah! for the Lord God Omnipotent rcigneth.
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.
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.
The University Choral Union invites the audience to join with them in singing the "Hallelujah Chorus." Unless you wish to keep it, please leave the music at the door when leaving.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION Donald Bryant, Conductor Nancy Hodge, Accompanist
First Sopranos
Aveni, Eileen Bevier, Donna Bjorklund, Lucy Blanchard, Bette Brock, Kathryn Bronson, Ann Hrown, Karen Bryant, Lcla Cassis. Odette Cox, Elaine Crider. Catherine Duffy, Darcy Eisenbeiser, N'ancy Fenelon, Linda Fox, Estelle Fuhrman, Martha Gelstein, Deborah Gockel, Barbara ("?retka, Christine Hanson, (iladys IliKins, Clara Holdgate, Claire Ingley, Mary Johnson, Penelope Johnson, Sigrid Kaczmarek, Ann Keeler, Ann Klepack, Karen Kuhn, Vicki Lahodny, Lillian Luecke, Doris Mai;lntl, Lisa Malida, Elida Manuel, Kris Mather. Dianne Mathison, Denise McCallum, Barbara McCrery, Susan Meyer, Kathy Molony, Kathy Neal, Hetty O"Shea. Maureen Paliewicz, Monica Pearson. Agnes Phillips. Beth Phillips, Mary Ann Pritchard, Karen Schilt. Marcaret Schneider, Alice Scluiler. Ann Simons. Alane Simons. Janet Skiha. Mary Ann Smith. Carolyn Stockhorst, Eva Tomaycr, Lore Tukcl, Susan Van Gdderen, Cynthia Ware. Xorma Watson, Deborah Woodman, Linda
Second Sopranos
Albain. Kathy Allen, Tracy Almuti. (iloria Berry, Kathy Burr, Virginia Buss, Marilyn Butler, Linda
Capalbo, Gina
Carr, Nancy
Carron, Barbara
Christmas, Kathleen
Colwell, Barbara
Dennis, Mary
Dindoffcr, Christina
Fraley, Galene
Grcic Laurie
Gregory, Kim
Gurwin, Francis
Halper, Deborah
Harris, Kathryne
Hayes, Ruth
Heindel, Pat
lliraca, Mary
IludmMiii. I'at
Hoffman, Nancy
Horning, Alice
Jackson, Janet
Jacob, Lois
Johnson, Elizabeth
Kosarin, Stephanie
Lamb, Margaret
Leatherman, Cindy
Lehmann, Judith
Liechty, Jane
Lifton, Janisse
Meyer, Linda
Myhre, Karen
Peterson. Martha
Pinkham, Janice
Porter, Yicki
Porterfield, Carol
Pratt, Carolyn
Reese, Virginia
Richardson, Virginia
Ronis, Laurel
Schluederberg, Suzanne
Sikora. Karen
Simon. Susan
Sipple, Mary
StewartRobinson, Elizabeth
Tompkins, Patricia
Vanzick, Charlene
Waldenmeyer, Cheryl
Weber, Kathy
Williams. Suzanne
Zurich, Mary
First Altos
Adams, Judith Anderson. Susan Aradine, Carolyn Ausc, Martha Barker, Kathy Beam, Eleanor Black, Lola Brace, Virginia Brown, Marion Bucalo, Patricia Burke. Peggy Burr. Barbara Cambrom. Alice Cappaert, Lael Carpenter. Sally Cummins. Jane Evans, Daisy Evich, Nancy Feldkamp, Lucy Finkbeiner, Marilyn
Forsblad, Viva Gewanter, Ruth Gockcl, Mcredy (ioslee. Jeanne (Jrasmick, Ann dross, Ellen liross, Rosie Hall, Christine Hath, Judy Haviland, Naomi Hochheimcr, Jean Hofmeister, Xorma Hovey, Wendy Hurchik. Nancy Karp, Nancy Kcrr, Jan
Kevorkian, Kathleen Koch, Marianne Koupal, Geraldine Kratzmiller, Joann Lance, Glenys Landsdale, Metta Lietz, Kirsten Linn. Diane McCoy, Hcrnice Mclntire. Joan Miller. Mary Moody. (Jail Murray. Virginia Nelson. Lois Overdeck, Eleanor Petoskcy, Barbara Sinta. Susan Sice. Beth Stepenske, Joan Street. Jane Thibault, Nancy Van Holt. Jane Vlisides, Elena Warren, Rachelle Weadon, Anne Weidman, Beth Wendt, Christine W'hclan, Katie White. Myra Wiedmann, Louise Wolfe. Charlotte Wortley. Carole
Second Altos
Anderson. Sandra Aroian. Lois Baird. Marjorie Bedell, Carolyn Bergermann, Vcra Carnes, Carrie Clayton. Carolyn Ferguson, Jean Frank, Anne Gabrik, I'at (ielman, Judy Haab, Mary Hagerty, Joan Hull.Dana Johnson, Elizabeth Ku. Lucia Lidgard, Ruth Loring, Kathy Lovelace, Elsie Mayman, Rosemary Mertaugh, Clemence
Millard, Anna Miller, Florence Miller. Rene Nisbett, Susan Norris, Barbara Olson, Constance Ray, Linda Rider, Hazel Roeger, Beverly Shevrin, Aliza Spencer, Carol Stebbins, Katie Thompson, Peggy Tiberio, Suanne Vander Wai, Delores Vasser, Marian Warginski, Alice Wightman, Stephanie Wilkinson, Ann Williams, Nancy Wilson. Johanna Yalda, Christine
First Tenors
Baker, Hugh Butler, Charles Cathey, Owen Cochrane, Alan Dodd, Kenneth Dombrowski, Tim Domine, Robert Fiedler, Greg Flessa, Steve Frenza, James Gross, Myron Krause, Thomas MacGregor, Rob Miller. Robert Moore, Merle Patterson, Bernard Sauser, Robert
Second Tenors
Bank, John Bronson, William Clark, Harold Dailey, Joe Daniels, David Eastman, Michael Freed, Robert Gabrielse. Richard Girod, Albert Glover, Roy Golden, Neal Halpern, Jeff
Haworth, Donald Hickey, Dave Hmay, Tom Johnson, Bob Kletlkc, Dwight Kosuke, Kodaka Kruzich, Michael Luker, Calvin McCarthy, David Melcher, Philip Nakayama, Haruo Pelachyk, John Slotnick, Dennis Smith, Phil Snabes, Mike Straus. David Von C'.elderen, Rick Wahl. Jeff Weamer, Al Webb, Bill Wortley, James
First Basses
Atkins, Anthony Ballard, Gary Beam, Marion Becvar, Tom licllcn. (ionlon Berstis. Viktors Bien, Matt Bohde, Matthew Bolanos, Marco Brueger, John Burr, Charles Cipriano, John Damashek, Robert Datsko, Bob Dietrich, John Eastman, John Evans, Walter FairchUd, Win Firehammcr, Peter Franks. Thomas Frcddolino, Paul Fry, Richard Hagerty, Tom Hamilton. Edgar Haviland, Robert Haynes. Jeff Henckcn, Joel Herren. Donald Heuer, Leland Hopkins, John Hountras, John Jarrett, John Kawohl, Barnhard
Kays, Warren Kctterman, Gary Kissel, Klair Lauth, David Lew, Dennis Linn, Thomas Litwinski, Anthony Malila, William Mathison, Thomas Muntz, Richard Xcttleton, Douglas Olson, Steven Ortland, David Pate, Michael Pearson, Raymond Plummer, Andrew Postema, Tom Regier, Steve Render, Juergen Roth, Michael Rutz, Joe Saslaw, Lou Shahvitz, Robert Smith, Kdward Smith, Steve Spence, David Sutton, Wade Tajibnapis, William Weadon, Mark Williams, Riley Zoerhof, William
Second Basses
Abdella, Victor Beach, Thomas Belding, Thomas Chin, Gabriel Ellis. Aaron Fisher, Don Gross, David Lehmann. Charles Mack, John Pierson, Phil SappitiRton, Jay Si hank in. Ray Schonschack, Wallace Slec, Vergil Sommerfeld, Tom Stewart. Arthur Strozier. Robert Tompkins. Terril VanHolt. John Walker. Den Weaver, Jim Zulch, Stanley
First Violin
Cardcnes. Andres Rockwood, Martha Batjer, Margaret Light, Katherine
Chung, MiHcc Stone, Susan Hull. David Schulze, Elizabeth
Second Violin
Glenn. William Hull, Annette Lcenhouts, Margaret Hrandolino, Larry Morris, Kristel I'errin, Rodger
Robbcrt. Christopher IVrrct, Philip
Duff. Carol Watson, Jeff Kobylarz. Roscanne Anderson, Reed
Borsodi, Theresa Sanders. Shawn Whear, Allen Weiss. Mark
Double Bass Hood, John
Or. Keith I MhIiI, John
Short, Jennifer Davis, Linda
Bassoou Walker. Kim
Hall, Itruce Nulty, William
Timpani Colson. David

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