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UMS Concert Program, December 7, 1974: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Concert: 2
Complete Series: 3916
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
George Frederick Handel
Robert Clark, Organist Marilyn Mason, Harpsichordist
Saturday Evening, December 7, 1974, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
In order thai 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 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 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 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 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!
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 shincd.
Christmas Concert No. 2
Complete Programs 3916
Chorus--For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is Riven, 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 smitcrs, 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.
Tf.nor--He that dwellcth 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 Iiveth, 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.
Donald Bryant, Conductor Nancy Hodge, Accompanist
First Sopranos
Aveni, Eileen Bevier, Donna Hjorklund, Lucy Blanchard, liette Brock, Kathryn Branson, Ann Brown, Karen Bryant, Lei a Cassis, Odette Cox, Elaine Crider, Catherine Duffy. Darcy Eisenbeiser, Xancy Fcnelon, Linda Fox, Estelle Fuhrman, Martha Gelstein, Deborah Gockel, Barbara Gretka, Christine Hanson, Gladys Higgins, Clara Holdgate, Claire Ingley, Mary Johnson, Penelope Johnson, Sigrid Kaczmarek, Ann Koeler. Ann Klepack, Karen Kuhn, 'icki Lahodny, Lillian Luecke. Doris Manlott, Lisa Malida, Elida Manuel, Kris Mather. Dianne Mathison, Denise McCallum, Barbara McCrery, Susan Meyer, Kathy Molony. Kathy Xcal. Hetty O'Shea, Maureen Paliewicz. Monica Pearson, Agnes Phillips, Beth Phillips. Mary Ann Pritchard, Karen Schilt. Margaret Schneider, Alice Schuler, Ann Simons, Alane Simons, Janet Skiba, Mary Ann Smith, Carolyn Stockhorst, Eva Tomayer, Lore Tukel, Susan Van Cielderen, Cynthia Ware, Xorma Watson, Deborah Woodman. Linda
Second Sopranos
Albain. Kathy Allen. Tracy Almuti. Gloria Berry, Kathy Burr, Virginia Buss. Marilyn Butler, Linda
Capalbo, Gina Carr, Nancy
Carron, Barbara Christmas, Kathleen Col well, Barbara Dennis, Mary Dindoffer, Christina Fraley, Galene (irein. Laurie Gregory, Kim Gurwin, Francis Halper, Deborah Harris, Kathrync Hayes. Ruth Heindel, Pat Hiraga, Mary Hodgeson, Pal 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. Vicki Porterfield, Carol Pratt, Carolyn Reese, Virginia Richardson. Virginia Ronis. Laurel Schluederberg, Suzanne Sikora. Karen Simon. Susan Sipple, Mary
StewartRobinson. Elizabeth Tompkins, Patricia Vanzick, Charlcnc Waldennuyer. Cheryl Weber, Kathy Williams, Suzanne Zuelch, Mary
First Altos
Adams, Judith Anderson, Susan Aradine. Carolyn Ause, Martha Barker. Kathy Beam, Eleanor Black, Lola Brace. Virginia Brown, Marion Bucalo, Patricia Burke. Peggy Burr. Barbara Cambrom, Alice Cappaert, Lacl Carpenter. Sally Cummins. Jane Evans. Daisy Evich, Nancy I'Vldkamp. Lucy Finkbeiner, Marilyn
Forsblad, Viva Gewanter, Ruth Gockel, Mcrcdy Goslee, Jeanne C.rasmick, Ann dross, Ellen (Jross, Rosie Hall, Christine Hath. Judy Haviland, Naomi Hochheimer, Jean Hofmeister. Xorma Hovey, Wendy Hurchik. Nancy Karp, Nancy Kcrr, Jan
Kevorkian, Kathleen Koch, Marianne Koupal, Geraldine Kratzmilkr. Joann Lance, (ilcnys Landsdale, Mctta l.iciz, Kirstcn Linn, Diane McCoy, Hcrnice Mclntire, Joan Miller, Mary Moody, Gail Murray, Virginia Kelson, Lois Overdeck, Eleanor Petoskey, Barbara Sinta, Susan Slee, Beth Stepenske, Joan Street, Jane Thibault, Nancy Van Bolt, Jane Vlisides, Elena Warren, Rachellc Weadon, Anne Weidman, Beth Wendt, Christine Whelan, Katie White. Myra Wirdinann, Louise Wolfe. Charlotte Wortley, Carole
Second Altos
Anderson, Sandra Aroian. Lois Baird, Marjorie Bedell, Carolyn Bergermann, Vera Carries, Carrie Clayton, Carolyn Ferguson, Jean Frank. Anne Gabrik, Pat Gelman, Judy Haab, Mary Hagerty, Joan Hull.Dana Johnson, Elizabeth Ku, Lucia Lidgard, Ruth Lorinji, Kathy Lovelace. Elsie Mayman, Rosemary Mertaugb, Clemence
Millard, Anna Miller, Florence Miller. Rene Nisbctt, Susan Norris, Barbara Olson, Constance Ray, Linda Rider, Hazel Roeger, Beverly Shevrin, Aliza Spencer, Carol Stebbins, Katie Thompson, Peggy Tiberio, Suanne Vander Wai, Delorcs Vasser, Marian Warsinski, Alice Wigbtman, Stephanie Wilkinson, Ann Williams, Nancy Wilson, Johanna Valda, Christine
First Tenors
Baker, Hugh Butler, Charles Cathcy, Owen Cochrane, Alan Dodd. Kenneth Dombrowski, Tim Domine, Robert Fiedler, Greg Flessa, Steve Frenza. James Gross, Myron Krause, Thomas MacGreRor, 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 Hickcy, Dave Hmay, Tom Johnson, Hob Kleltke, DwiRht Kosuke, Kodaka Kruzich, Michael Lukcr, Calvin McCarthy, David Melcher. Philip Nakayama, Haruo Pelacbyk, John Slotnick. Dennis Smith, l'hil Snabes, Mike Straus, David Von Ccldcren, Rick Wahl, Jeff Weamer, Al Webb. Bill Worllcy, James
First Basses
Atkins, Anthony Ballard, (iary Beam, Marion Becvar, Tom Bellen. Gordon Berstis, Viktors Bien, Matt Bohde, Matthew Bolanos, Marco BrueKer, John Burr, Charles Cipriano, John Damashek. Robert Datsko, Bob Dietrich, John Eastman. John Evans. Walter Fairchild, Win Firehammer, Peter Franks. Thomas Frcddolino, Paul Fry, Richard Hajjerty, Tom Hamilton, Edgar Haviland. Robert Hayncs, Jeff Hencken, Joel Herren. Donald Heuer, Leland Hopkins. John Hountras. John Jarrelt, John Kawohl, Barnhard
Kays, Warren Ketterman, Gary Kissel, Klair Lauth, David Lew, Dennis Linn, Thomas Litwinski, Anthony Malila, William Mathison, Thomas Muntz, Richard Nettleton, Douglas Olson, Steven Ortland, David Pate, Michael Pearson, Raymond Plummer, Andrew Postema, Tom ReKier, Steve Renger, jucrKcn Roth, Michael Rutz, Joe Saslaw, Lou Shalwitz. Robert Smith, Edward Smith, Steve Spence, David Sutton, Wade Tajibnapis, William Weadon, Mark Williams. Riley Zoerhof. William
Second Basses
Abdella, Victor Beach, Thomas Heldinn, Thomas Chin, Gabriel Ellis, Aaron Fisher, Don Gross, David Lehmann, Charles Mack. John I'ierson, Phil SappinRton. Jay Schankin. Ray Schonschack. Wallace Slee, VerRil Sommerfeld, Tom Stewart, Arthur Strozier, Robert Tompkins. Terril VanBolt, John Walker. lien Weaver. Jim Zulch. Stanley
First Violin
Cardcnes, Andres Rockwood, Martha Batjer, Margaret Light. Katherine Chung. MiHce Stone Sus;m Hult, David Schulze, Elizabeth
Second Violin
Glenn, William Hult, Annette Leenhouts, Margaret Brandolino. Larry Morris, Kristel Perrin, Rodger
Robbcrt. Christopher I'crret, Philip
Duff. Carol Watson, Jeff Kobylarz, Roseanne Anderson. Reed
Borsodi, Theresa Sanders. Shawn Whear, Allen Weiss. Mark
Double Bass Hood. John
Orr. Keith Dinlii. John
Short, Jennifer
Davis, Linda
Bassoon Walker. Kim
Hall. Bruce Nulty, William
Timpani Colson. David

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