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UMS Concert Program, December 4, 1976: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Concert: 2
Complete Series: 4026
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The liiiiversilv of 1
George Frederick Handel
Saturday Evening, December 4, 1976, 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 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.
liut 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. 0 thou that tcllcst 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.
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 d:iy 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.
Tenor and Chorus--All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn; they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying:
He trusted in God that He would deliver Him; let Him deliver Him, if He delight in Him.
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 sec 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--Let all the angels of God worship Him.
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of the preachers.
Contralto--How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.
Chorus--Their sound is gone out unto all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.
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 Audienxe--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 ah eye, at the last trumpet.
The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Contralto and Tenor--Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written; Death is swallow'd up in victory.
O death, where is thy sting 0 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.
Soprano--If God be for us who can be against us Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is at the right hand of God, who maketh inter?cession for us.
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
Terra Albert Patsy Auilcr Patricia Austin Mary liainton Uremia Berstis Ellen Block Lola Bradstrect Ann Burke Medina Burns Letitia Byrd Susan Campbell Elaine Cox Dorothy Denniston Darcy Duffy Kathryn Elliott Elizabeth Engelhardt Katherine Fast Virginia Firehammer Estellc Fox Julie Giuliani Deborah (llotzhober Barbara Gockel Christine Gretka Gladys Hanson Brenda Honker Joanne Hoover Sylvia Jenkins Ann Kaczmarek Cathy Keresztesi Tammy Killingsworth Kathleen Lin Doris Lueckc Susan McCrery Cay McNally Lisa Maglott Elida Malila Lorctta Meissner Cheryl Murphy Julie Nord Monica Paliewicz Agnes Pearson Karen Pcrsello Rosalind Pehoski Beth Phillips Loretta Poisson Julia Remspcrger Lisa Rogers Linda Rowe Margaret Schilt Alice Schneider Marcia Shepherd Elizabeth Smeltekop Charlotte Stanek Eva Stockhorst Margaret Stuber Heidi I'tiRiT Diane Weil Joanne Westman Margaret White Beverly Wistert Linda Woodman
Second Sopranos
Sharon Bailey Janice Beard Regina Benjamin Kathy Berry Virginia Burr Marilyn Buss Barbara Carron Cindy Chang Barbara Colwell
Jane Conrad
Sheila Curran
Doris Datsko
Christine Dindoffer
Katharine Fielder
Carol Fleeter
Melissa Forhes
Edith Goldman
Ruth Hayes
Sondra Herold
Mary Hiraga
Kathryn Hogue
Alice Horning'
Linda Jellison
Arleene Juvinall
Elizabeth Johnson
Patricia Klettke
Louise Kuri
Marcia LaValle
Janet I.azar
Cindy I.eatherman
Sharon Left ridge
Ann Lund
Frences Lyman
Carol MaKOon
Shelley Marks
Linda Meyer
Karen Myhrc
Charlotte ametz
Margaret Nesse
Susan Nevins
Eleanor Overdeck
Betty Palms
Susan I'etcoff
Sara I'eth
Christine Pierce
Vicki PorterFink
Karen Pritchard
Yirninia Reese
Stephanie Rosenbaum
Ellen Sandweiss
Susan Schluederberg
Carol Smith
Jo Ann Staebler
Wendy Steiner
Elizabeth StewartRobinson
Marianne Tompkins
Patricia Tompkins
Rachelle Warren
Sally Weaver
Christine Wendt
Jane Wienner
Krrry Whitlow
Mary Fan Wisner
Karen Voskovich
Kathy Young
First Altos
Judith Adams Martha Ause Mary Kay liarkley Felicia Bend it Phyllis Bogarin Kay Bohn Virginia Brace Ella Hrown C.loria Burgess Lael Cappaert Alice Cambron Julie Cohen Catherine Connors Mary Crichton Elizabeth Davis Wuanita Delaney
Peggy Kricson Daisy Evahs Mary Farrcll Lucy Feldkamp Marilyn Finkbeiner Ruth Gewanter Nancy Girbach Marilyn (Hover Meredy Gockel Lesley Haney Deborah Howe Robin Hirzel Carol Hurwitz Janice Johnson Nancy Kar Jeanne Keresztcsi Marianne Koch Geraldine Koupal (?lenys Lance Kristine Lanuabecr Metta Lansdale Carole Leckrone Catherine I.enz Kirsten Lietz Edith Marshall Bemice McCoy Susan McLellan Florence Miller Jean Morgan Susan Mosher Virginia Murray Lois Nelson Carol Peacock Pamela PenninEton Barbara Petoskey Anne Phelps Mary Redford Laura Roolare Elizabeth Rosenzweig Susan Simmons Beth Slee Sharon Smith Laurie Sommers Georgiana Swinford Nancy Tennnenhouse Nancy Thibault Anne Thomas Jane Van Holt Joanne Veroff Elena Vlsides Laura Wallace Denise Warholak Kathleen Weber Susan WendtHildebrant Myra White Mary Wisk Charlotte Wolfe
Si i ond Altos
Sandra Anderson Lois Aroian Mar.iorie Haird Dorian Hartley Eleanor Beam Kathy Beam Carolyn Hedell era Bergermann Ellen Bien Caryl Kurke Irene Finkbeiner Elaine Fontichiario Anne Frank Imlith Geiman Mary Haab
Joan Haucrty
Linda Hatcher
Dana Hull
Kathy Klykylo
Ruth Lldgard
Elsie Lovelace
Mary Jo Mather
Rosemary Mayman
Jean Mclntosh
Anna Millard
Rene Miller
Jill Mills
Susan Nisbett
Barbara Norris
Constance Olson
Linda Ray
Elsa Redmond
Hazel Rider
Sandra Robinson
Beverly Roeger
Aliza Shevrin
Carol Spencer
Katie Stcbbins
Kathleen Steiner
Libby Stuber
Patricia Teal
PeEcy ThompsonSchmidt
Marian Vassar
Alice Warsinski
Anne Wilkinson
Nancy Williams
Rachel Woods
Naomi Woods
First Tenors
Huh Baker Hush Brown Tony Brown Timothy Dombrowski Robert Domine Robert MacGrcROr Robert Miller James McN'ally Duanc N'ovelly Ted Schultz William Shepard
Second Tenors
Stephen Anderson Paul Angelo John Bank Mark Barrera
James Birchler Peter Bleby William Iironson John Burgess Harold Clark James Fennimorc Merle C.albraith Albert Cirod Roy Glover Joseph (iradisher Donald Haworth Thomas Hmay Michael Jakubowski Robert Johnson Dwigbt Klettke Calvin I.uker Philip Melcher John Meyer Ronald Miller John Pelachyk William Robb Kent Schiilke
First Basses
Robert Andres Barry Babok Roger Baker Joel Beam Marion Beam Lee Berke Viktors Berstis Matthew Bien Dean Bodley Matthew Bohdc Harry Bowen John Brueger Matthew Bucche Charles Burr Owen Cathey Robert Damashek John Eastmr.n Aaron EIM; N'eale Eyler Win Fairchild Thomas Farrell Charles Franklin Richard Fry Douglas Gosling Thomas Hagerty Edgar Hamilton Robert Hastings Donald Herren Charles Judson
Charles Kadis Peter Kimmel Klair Kissel Lawrence Lohr William MalUa Robert Meader Sol Mctz Mark Michels Micbeal Mickelson James Miner David Mulligan Richard Nicholson Steven Olson Kent Overlay Raymond Pearson Dennis Powers Bradley Pritts Dennis Robertson John Robinson Joseph Rutz (icotkc Shepard Eric Sieel Michael Stewart Wade Sutton Donald Swartwout Tony Wcston Riley Williams
Second Basses
Victor Abdella Mark Avenmarg ("?abricl Chin John Daly Douglas Farr Lowell Fisher David Ilarari Michael McCarthy John Mclntire James McMurtrie Hector Pacheco Philip Pierson Robert Ronis Raymond Schankin Wallace Schonschack Mark Sebastian Steven Senie Edward Shoemaker Vergil Slee Thomas Sommerfeld Dale Stafford Robert Strozier Terrill Tompkins John Van Bolt Robert Ziola
Byron Hanson, Resident Conductor Messiah Preparation by David Holland
First Violins Annette Hull Margaret Leenhouts Meredith Egtfleton David Salness Rebecca Nichols Cathleen Hood Anne Hunter Edmund Stein
Second Violins Ann L'resk Amy Groves
Paul Holm Timothy Edwards Tad Smith Stephanie Ayer
Michelle LaCourse
I avid Samuels Marta Soderberg Brenda (ireen
Dwight Anderson Amit'I Samuels Mark Weigel David Forsman
Double Basses Kathcrine Watkins Kenan Kelly Bonnie Knnpp Barbara Scott
Robert Royse Scott Hell
Bassoon Kevin Coria
Charles King Michael Yelda
Timpani Scott Lyons

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