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UMS Concert Program, December 6, 1975: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Concert: 2
Complete Series: 3974
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
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George Frederick Handel
DONALD BRYANT, Conducting from the Harpsichord
Saturday Evening, December 6, 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 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 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 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 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.
Christmas Concert No. 2
Complete Programs 3974
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 aviiiL':
Chorus--Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth, good will toward men.
Soprano--Rejoice greatly, 0 daughter of Zion. Shout, 0 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
intermissionChorus--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 sec 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 aUo 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 Universily 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 Hette Blanchard Lola Bradstreet Ann Bronson Karen Brown Letitia Byrd Susan Campbell Elaine Cox Darcy Duffy Nancy Eisenbeiser Estelle Fox Barbara Gockel Christine Gretka Ciladys Hanson Joann Hoover Mary Ellen Ingley Sylvia Jenkins Ann Kaczmarek Hanley Kanar Ann Keeler Cathy Kereszlesi Lillian Lahodny Doris Luecke Barbara McCallum Cay McNally Lisa Maelott Elida Malila Tina Manuel Julie N'ord Maureen O'Shea Monica Paliewiecz Anes Pearson Karen Persello Debra Peters Lisa Reed Julia Remsperger Miriam Restrepo Linda Rowe Margaret Schilt Alice Schneider Marcia Shepherd Alane Simons Elizabeth Smeltekop Eva Stockhorst Lore Tomayer Xorma Ware Carol Weaver Joanne Westman Margaret White Linda Woodman
Second Sopranos
Kathy Albain Tracy Allen Kathy Berry Joyce Bleby Virginia Burr Marilyn Buss Gina Capalbo Nancy Carr Barbara Carron Barbara Colwcll Sheila Curran Doris Datsko Christina Dindoffer Merry Greene Frances Gurwin Sheryl Halsey
Kathrync Harris
Ruth Hayes
Mary Hiraga
Alice Horning
Susan Huston
Lois Jacob
Arleene Juvinall
Elizabeth Johnson
Patricia Klettke
Cindy Leatherman
Sharon Leftridge
Judith Lebmann
Frances Lyman
Linda Meyer
Jean Morgan
Karen Myhre
Eleanor Ovcrdeck
Lisa Owens
Hetty Palms
Susan Petcoff
Sara Peth
Martha Peterson
Carol Porterfield
Vicki PorterFink
Karen Pritchard
Virginia Reese
Laurel Ronis
Susan SchluederberR
Audrey Schuurmann
Susan Simon
Susan Sinclair
Susan Smith
Joann Staebler
Elizabeth StewartRobinson
Carol Squirt'
Eunice Thunnan
Marianne Tompkins
Patricia Tompkins
Kathy Younjj
Rachelle Warren
Kathy Weber
Christine W'cndt
Kerry Whitlow
First All us
Judith Adams Carolyn Aradine Eleanor Heam Virginia Brace Marion Brown Patricia Hucalo Gloria Burgess Barbara liurr Alice Cambron Lael Cappacrt Julie Cohen Catherine Conners F.lizabeth Davis Daisy Evans Nancy Evich Mary Farrell Lucy Feldkamp Amy Fick Marilyn Kinkbeincr Merian Frederick Ruth Gewanter Marilyn (ilover Mcredy Gockel Edith Goldman Ann Grasmick Amy (Jreen Kathy Greene
Ellen Gross Deborah Halper Lesley Haney Naomi Haviland Jean Hochheimer Norma Hofmeister Wendy Hovey Jancie Johnson Nancy Karp lieth Keller Jan Kerr Marianne Koch Geraldine Koupal Glenys Lance Metta Lansdale Sandra Lang Carole Leckrone Kirsten Lietz Pamela Marshall Kathy Mast Bernice McCoy Joan Mclntire Florence Miller Susan Mosher Virginia Murray Donna Myers Lois Nelson Pamela Penninnton Audrey Perinto Barbara Petoskey Anne Pbelps Elaine Postema Barbara Purkcrson Cindy Remtema Monica Schutte Beth Slee Sharon Smith Jane Street Nancy Thibault Jane Van Holt Alice Van Wambeke Joanne Veroff Elena Vlsides Laura Wallace Kathleen Weber Sue WendtHildebrant Myra White Louise Wiedmann Charlotte Wolfe
Second Altns
Lois Aroian Marjorie Haird Carolyn Bedell Vera BcrKermann Caryl Burke Anne Frank Irene Finkbeiner Judith Gelman Mary Haab Joan Hagerty Joanne Karn Ruth Lidgard Elsie Lovelace Mary Jo Mather Rosemary Mayman Jean Mclntosh Judith McKnight Ellen McRcynolds Margaret Mikus Anna Millard Rene Miller
Susan Nisbett Barbara Xorris Constance Olson Linda Ray Hazel Rider Sandra Robinson Beverly Roeger Judith Sheridan ("ami Sitru rr Katie Stebbins Kathleen Steiner Peggy Thompson Marian Vassat Alice Warsinski Stephanie Wightman Anne Wilkinson Nancy Williams Christine Valda
First Tenors Hugh Baker Richard Carpenter Timothy Dombrowski Robert Domine James Frenza 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 Carjenter Harold Clark John Etsweiler Merle Galbraith Albert Ciirod 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 Pelachyk William Robb Kent Schilke Eric Siegel Michael Verschaeve Jeff Wahl
First Basses
Robert Andres Richard Andrews Gary Ballard Marion Beam Thomas Becvar Lee Berke Viktors Berstis Phil Iilythe Matthew Bohde Kenneth Bos Alan Braun John Brucger Charles Burr Kenneth Carnes Owen Cathey John Cipriano (ierald Crcason 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.auth Lawrence Lohr William Malila John Matis Robert Meader 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 Terrill Riley Williams
Second Basses
Victor Abdella Gabriel Chin John Daly Douglas Farr Bruce Feldstein Lowell Fisher David Johnson Kevin Karkau Selh Kivnick David Larrouy Charles Lehmann Michael McCarthy John Mclntire Kim N'agel Hector Pachcco 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 Lisc Kartman Margaret Eggleton Larry Brandolino Sarah Cote Ann Uresk
Second Violins Margaret Locnhouts Cathy Hood David Powell Sue Elliott Sue Hrown Amy Groves
Bruce Price Sloan Williams Kent lirauninRer Steve Haskett
Alex Stein
Sue Hammerman
Lynn Ellen Haskett
Double Bass Eric Stahl
Rolicrt Royse Chris Krivc
Bassoon Pamela Patron
Tom Smith Charles Kint!
Timpani Scott Lyons

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