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UMS Concert Program, December 5, 1976: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Concert: 3
Complete Series: 4027
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
George Frederick Handel
Sunday Afternoon, December 5, 1976, at 2:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
In order that the continuity of the work be maintained, it is requested that the audience refrain front 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 appcarcth--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 shincd.
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, 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 Iambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that arc 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 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--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 K?spel 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 Audience--Hallklujah ! 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.
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 O 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 justified). 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 Auiler Patricia Austin Mary liainton Uremia Herstis Ellen Mock Lola Uradstreet Ann liurke Medina Hums Let ilia Iiyrd Susan ('ampbell Elaine Cox Dorothy Denniston Darey Duffy Kathryn Klliott Elizabeth Engelhardt Katherinc Fast Vircinia Firehammcr Estelle Fox Julie Giuliani Deborah Glotzhober Barbara Gockel Christine Gretka (iladys Hanson Brenda Hooker Joanne Hoover Sylvia Jenkins Ann Kaczmarek Cathy Keresztesi Tammy KillhiKSworth Kathleen Lin Doris I.uecke Susan McCrery Gay McXally Lisa Maslott Elida Malila Lorctta Meissner Cheryl Murphy Julie Xord Monica Paliewicz Agnes Pearson Karen Pcrscllo Rosalind Pehoski lleth Phillips Loretta Poisson Julia RemsperRcr Lisa Roccrs Linda Rowc Maruaret Schilt Alice Schneider Marcia Shepherd Elizabeth Smeltekop Charlotte Stanek Eva Stockhorst Margaret Stuber Heidi I'nKcr Diane Weil Joanne Westman Margaret White Beverly Wistert Linda Woodman
Srroiid Sopranos
Sharon Bailey Janice Heard Retina Benjamin Kathy Berry Virginia Burr Marilyn Bum Barbara Carron Cindy Chang Barbara Colwell
Jane Conrad Sheila Curran Doris Datsko Christine Dindoffer Katharine Fielder Carol Fleeter Melissa Forbes Kdith Cioldman Ruth Hayes Sondra Herold Mary Hiraga Kathryn Hokuc Alice Horning Linda Jellison Arleene Juvinali Elizabeth Johnson Patricia Klettkc Louise Kuri Marcia LaValle Janet I.azar
Cindy Leatherman
Sharon Leftridge
Ann Lund
Frences Lyman
Carol Maroon
Shelley Marks
Linda Meyer
Karen Myhre
Charlotte N'amctz
Margaret N'esse
Suni N'evins
Eleanor Overdeck
Hetty Palms
Susan Petcoff
Sara I'cth
Christine Pierce
Vicki PorterFink
Karen Pritchard
Virginia Reese
Stephanie Rosenbaum
Ellen Sandweiss
Susan SchluederberR
Carol Smith
Jo Ann Staebler
Wendy Steincr
Elizabeth StewartRobinson
Marianne Tompkins
Patricia Tompkins
Rachelle Warren
Sally Weaver
Christine Wendt
Jam Wienner
Kerry Whitlow
Mary Fan Wisner
Karen Voskovich
Kathy Youim
First Allot
Judith Adams Martha Ause Mary Kay liarkley Felicia Hendit Phyllis Itoarin Kay Ilohn Virginia Brace Ella Drown Gloria Burgess Lacl Cappaert Alice Cambron Julie Cohen Catherine Connors Mary Crichton Elizabeth Davis Wuanita Delaney
PeKKy Ericson Daisy Evans Mary Farrell Lucy Feldkamp Marilyn Finkbeioer Ruth Gewanter Nancy Girbach Marilyn (Hover Meredy Gockei Lesley Haney Deborah Howe Robin llirzel Carol Hurwitz Janice Johnson Nancy Karp Jeanne Keresztesi Marianne Koch Geraldine Koupal (?lenys Lance Kristine Langabeer Metia Lansdale Carole Leckrone Catherine Lenz Kirsten Lietz Edith Marshall Bernice McCoy Susan McLellan Florence Miller Jean Morgan Susan Mosher Virginia Murray Lois Nelson Carol Peacock Pamela Penninuton Barbara Pctoskey Anne Phelps Mary Red ford Laura Rootarc Elizabeth Rosenzweig Susan Simmons Beth Sice Sharon Smith Laurie Sommers Georgiana Swinford Nancy Tennnenhouse Nancy Thibault Anne Thomas Jane Van Holt Joanne Yerofi Elena Vlsides Laura Wallace Denise Warholak Kathleen Weber Susan WendtHildebrant Myra White Mary Wisk Charlotte Wolfe
St mini Mlns
Sandra Anderson Lois Aroian Marjorie Haird Dorian Hartley Eleanor Iieam (Cathy Iieam Carolyn Bedell V'era Rergermann Ellen Iiien Caryl liurke Irene Finkbeiner Elaine Fontichiario Anne Frank ludith Gel man Mary Ilaab
Joan Hagerty
Linda Hatcher
Dana Hull
Kathy Klykylo
Ruth Lidgard
Elsie Lovelace
Mary Jo Mather
Rosemary Mayman
Jean Mclntosh
Anna Millard
Rene Miller
Jill Mills
Susan N'isbett
Barbara Norris
Constance Olson
Linda Ray
Klsa Redmond
Hazel Rider
Sandra Robinson
lieverly RoeRer
Aliza Shevrin
Carol Spencer
Katie Stebbins
Kathleen Steiner
Libby Stuber
Patricia Teal
Penny ThompsonSchmidt
Marian Vassar
Alice Warsinski
Anne Wilkinson
Nancy Williams
Rachel Woods
Naomi Woods
First Tenors
Hugh Baker Hugh Brown Tony Brown Timothy Dombrowski Robert Domine Robert MacGrcRor Robert Miller James McNally Duane Kovelly Ted Schultz William Shepard
Second Tenors
Stephen Anderson Paul Angelo John Hank Mark Barrera
James Hirchler Peter Bleby William Bronson John Burgess Harold (lark James Fennimore Merle (ialbraith Albert Girod Roy Glover Joseih Gradisher Donald Haworth Thomas Hmay Michael Jakubowskl Robert Johnson Dwiirht Klettke Calvin Luker I'hili) Melcher John Meyer Ronald Miller John Pelachyk William Robb Kent Schielke
First Basses
Robert Andres Harry Babok RoKcr Baker Joel Beam Marion Beam Lcc Bcrke Viktnrs Berstis Matthew Bien Dean Bodley Matthew Hohde Harry Bowen John Brueuer Matthew Bucche Charles Burr Owen Cathey Robert Damashek John Eastmr.n Aaron El'h Ne:ile Eyler Win Faircbild Thomas Farrell Charles Franklin Richard Fry Douglas Goslinp; Thomas Hagerty I'dpar Hamilton Robert Hastings Donald Herren Charles Judsm
Charles Kadis Peter Kimmel Klair Kissel Lawrence Lohr William Malila Robert Meader Sol Metz Mark Michels Michcal Mickelson James Miner David Mulligan Richard .Nicholson Steven Olson Kent Overbey Raymond Pearson Dennis Powers Bradley Pritts Dennis Robertson John Robinson Joseph Rutz George Shepard Eric Siegcl Michael Stewart Wade Sutton Donald Swartwout Tony Weston Riley Williams
Second Basses
Victor Abdella Mark Avenmarg Gabriel Chin John Daly Douglas Farr Lowell Fisher David Harari Michael McCarthy John Mclntire James McMurtrie Hector Pacheco Philip Pierson Robert Ron is Raymond Schankin Wallace Schonschack Mark Sebastian Steven Senie Edward Shoemaker Vergil Slec 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 Unit Margaret Leenhouts Meredith Eggleton David Salness Rebecca Nichols Cathleen Hood Anne Hunter Kilmunil Stein
Second Violins Ann L'resk Amy (Irovcs Paul Holm Timothy Edwards Tad Smith Stephanie Ayer
Michelle LaCourse David Samuels Marts Soderbcrg Brenda Green
Duight Anderson Amiel Samuels Mark Weigel David Forsman
Double litissrs Katherine Watkins Kenan Kelly Honnie Knapp Barbara Scott
Robert Royse Scott Bell
Bassoon Kevin Coria
Charles Kin Michael Vclda
Timpani Scott Lyons

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