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UMS Concert Program, December 5, 1975: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Concert: 1
Complete Series: 3973
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The Iiiivi'isilv of Michigan
George Frederick Handel
DONALD BRYANT, Conducting from the Harpsichord
Friday Evening, December 5, 1975, 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 yc, 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 said 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 thce!
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.
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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 comcth 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--Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!
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--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 this King of glory The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Who is this King of glory The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.
The Lord gave the word: great was the com?pany of the preachers.
Soprano and Contralto--How beautiful are the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings of salvation, that saith unto Zion: thy God reigneth!
Chorus--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.
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 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.
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 Robert Johnson, Manager
First Sopranos
Jane Alcala Patsy Auiler Bette Iilanchard Lola liradstrcct Ann lironson Karen Brown Letitia Byrd Susan Campbell Elaine Cox Darcy Duffy Nancy Eisenbeiser Estelle Fox Barbara Gockel Christine Gretka Gladys Hanson Joann Hoover Mary Ellen Ingley Sylvia Jenkins Ann Kaczmarek Hanley kanar Ann Keeler Cathy Keresztesi Lillian Lahodny Doris Luecke Barbara McCallum Gay McNally Lisa MaKlott Elida Malila Tina Manuel Julie N'ord Maureen O'Shea Monica Paliewiecz Agnes Pearson Karen Persello Debra Peters Lisa Reed Julia Remsiierger Miriam Restrepo Linda Rowe Margaret Schilt Alice Schneider Marcia Shepherd Alane Simons Elizabeth Smeltekop Eva Stockhorst Lore Tomayer N'orma Ware Carol Weaver Joanne Westman Margaret White Linda Woodman
Second Sopranos
Kathy Albain Tracy Allen Kathy Berry Joyce Bleby Virginia liurr Marilyn Buss Gina Capalbo Nancy Carr Barbara Carron Barbara Colwell Sheila Curran Doris Datsko Christina Dindoffer Merry Greene Frances Gurwin Sheryl Halsey
Kathryne Harris
Ruth Hayes
Mary Hiraga
Alice Horning
Susan Huston
Lois Jacob
Arleenc Juvinall
Elizabeth Johnson
Patricia Klettke
Cindy Leatherman
Sharon Lcftridge
Judith Lchmann
Frances Lyman
Linda Meyer
Jean Morgan
Karen Myhre
Eleanor Overdeck
Lisa Owens
Hetty Palms
Susan Petcoff
Sara Peth
Martha Peterson
Carol Porterfield
Vicki PorterFink
Karen Pritchard
Virginia Reese
Laurel Ronis
Susan Schluederberg
Audrey Schuurmann
Susan Simon
Susan Sinclair
Susan Smith
Joann Staebler
Elizabeth StewartRobinson
Carol Squire
Eunice Thurman
Marianne Tompkins
Patricia Tompkins
Kathy Young
Rachelle Warren
Kathy Weber
Christine Wendt
Kerry Whitlow
First Alms
Judith Adams Carolyn Aradine Eleanor Beam Virginia Brace Marion Brown Patricia Hucalo Gloria Burgess Barbara Iiurr Alice Cambron Lael Cappaert Julie Cohen Catherine Conners Elizabeth Davis Daisy Evans Nancy Evich Mary Farrell Lucy Fcldkamp Amy Pick Marilyn Finkbeincr Merian Frederick Ruth Gewanter Marilyn Glover Mercdy Gockel Edith Goldman Ann Grasmick Amy Green Kathy Greene
Ellen Gross Deborah Halper Lesley Haney Xaomi Haviland Jean Hochheimer Norma Hofmeister Wendy Hovcy Jancie Johnson Nancy Karp lieth Keller Jan Kerr Marianne Koch Geraldine Koupal (Ilenys Lance Metta Lansdale Sandra LanK Carole Leckrone Kirslcn Lictz Pamela Marshall Kathy Mast liernice McCoy Joan Mclnlire Florence Miller Susan Mosher Virginia Murray Donna Myers Lois Nelson Pamela PenninRton Audrey Perinto Barbara Petoskey Anne Phelps Elaine Postema Barbara Purkerson Cindy Remtema Monica Schuttc Beth Slee Sharon Smith Jane Street Nancy Thibault Jane Van Bolt Alice Van Wambeke Joanne Veroff Elena VIsides Laura Wallace Kathleen Weber Sue WendtHildebrant Myra White Louise Wiedmann Charlotte Wolfe
Second Altos
Lois Aroian Marjorie Baird Carolyn Bedell Vera Bergermann Caryl Burke Anne Frank Irene Finkbeincr Judith (lelman Mary Haab Joan Hagerty Joanne Karn Ruth Lidgard Elsie Lovelace Mary Jo Mather Rosemary Mayman Jean Mclntosh Judith McKnifht F.llen McReynolds Margaret Mikus Anna Millard Rene Miller
Susan Nisbett Barbara Norris Constance Olson Linda Ray Hazel Rider Sandra Robinson Beverly Roeger Judith Sheridan Carol Spencer Katie Stcbbins Kathleen Steiner Peggy Thompson Marian V'assar Alice Warsinski Stephanie Wightman Anne Wilkinson Nancy Williams Christine Valda
First Tenors Hugh Baker Richard Carpenter Timothy Dombrowski Robert Domine James Frcnza Stephen Krupa Donald Lillie Robert MacGregor Robert Miller Dennis Mitchell Ismael Rivera S. T. Schultz Stanley Slaughter Chris Strempek
Second Tenors Stephen Anderson John Bank Peter Bleby William Bronson John Burgess Keith Carpenter Harold Clark John Etsweiler Merle Galbraith Albert Girod Roy Glover Joseph Gradisher Jeff Halpern Donald Haworth Ray Henry David Hickey Michael Jakubowski Robert Johnson Dwight Klettke
Calvin Luker Philip Melcher Duane Novelly John Pclachyk William Robb Kent Schilke Eric Siegcl Michael Verschaeve Jeff Wahl
First Basses
Robert Andres Richard Andrews Gary Hallard Marion Beam Thomas Becvar Lee Berke Viktors Berstis Phil Blythe Matthew Bohde Kenneth Bos Alan Braun John Brueger Charles Burr Kenneth Carncs Owen Cathey John Cipriano Gerald Creason Robert Damashek Robert Datsko John Dudd John Eastman Robert Eckert Walter Evans Win Fairchild Thomas Farrell Paul Freddolino Richard Fry Richard Gabrielse Thomas Hagerty Edgar Hamilton Robert Hastings Robert Haviland Donald Herren John Jarrett Lee Katterman Louis Katz Klair Kissel David I..Tilth Lawrence Lohr William Malila John Matis Robert Meadcr Richard Muntz
Steven Olson Philip Paul Robert Pazur Raymond Pearson Glenn Porzadek Dennis Powers Bradley Pritts Graham Purkerson Steve Regier John Reynolds Thomas Rieke John Robinson Joseph Rutz Bruce Schuurmann George Shepard Greg Soule Michael Stewart Wade Sutton Roger Sweets William Tajibnapis Scott Tcrrill Riley Williams
Second Basses
Victor Abdella Gabriel Chin John Daly Douglas Farr Bruce Fcldstein Lowell Fisher David Johnson Kevin Karkau Seth Kivnick David Larrouy Charles Lehmann Michael McCarthy John Mclntire Kim N'agel Hector Pacheco Phil Pierson Donald Postema Brian Rhinesmith Robert Ronis Raymond Schankin Wallace Schonschack Helmut Schick Mark Sebastian Vergil Slee Thomas Sommerfeld Robert Strozier Terril Tompkins John Van Bolt James Weaver Stanley Zulch
Byron Hanson, Resident Conductor Messiah Preparation by David Holland
First Violins Kate Light Lise Kartman Margaret Egleton Larry Rrandolino Sarah Cote Ann Uresk
Second Violins Margaret I.oenhouts Cathy Hood David Powell Sue Elliott Sue Hrown Amy Groves
Bruce Price Sloan Williams Kent Brauninger Steve Haskett
Alex Stein
Sue Hammerman
Lynn Ellen Haskett
Double Bass Eric Stahl
Robert Royse Chris Krive
Bassoon Pamela Patron
Tom Smith Charles King
Timpani Scott Lyons

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