UMS Concert Program, December 1, 1979: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
George Frederick Handel
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION Donald Bryant, Conductor
Elizabeth Parcells, Soprano Victoria Grof, Contralto
David Eisler, Tenor Donald Bell, Bass
MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Nancy Hodge, Harpsichordist
Robert Clark, Organist
Saturday Evening, December 1, 1979, 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 wildnerness, 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 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.
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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, 0 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 checks 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 every one 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 and Contralto--How beautiful are the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings, tidings of salvation, that saith unto Zion: thy God reigneth!
Quartet--Break forth into joy, glad tidings! How beautiful are the feet of him that bringeth 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 dension.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash ihem 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 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 unon 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.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
Donald Bryant, Conductor Leif Bjaland, Assistant Conductor
Nancy Hodge, Accompanist Stephen Bates, Manager
Patsy Auiler Patricia Austin Lola Bradstrcet Carol Brechmin Kimbcrly Jo Buechner Letitia Byrd Susan Campbell Maureen Casey Beverly Chapdelainc Susan Courdway Barbara Deur Kathryn Elliott Maureen Evans Laurel Gabrielse Carol Gaxliardi Carol Gallas Julie Giuliani Barbara Gockel Gladys Hanson Sylvia Jenkins Donna Jones Karil Kochenderfer Kathleen Lin Doris Luecke Lois Ann Malthaner Marilyn McCallum Gay McNally Loretta Meissner Cheryl Murphy Anne N'isch Andrea Parmelee Jennifer Parrin Alice Schneider Susan Seidman Rhonda Silberstein Charlotte Stanek Cassie St. Clair Heidi Under Tamara L'pham N'ancy Williams
Darby Anderson Christine Arnison Judy Barber Mary Bergman Kathy Berry Carol Brodbeck Virginia Burr Marilyn Buss Pamela Jean Carter Young Cho Barbara Cohvell Jane Conrad Christina Dindoffer Geralyn Faust Katharine Fielder Carol Fleeter Deborah Forbes Melissa Forbes Wilma Greening Mary Hiraga Alice Horning Patty Jewell F.lizabeth Johnson Kami Helen Krohn Judith Lehmann Beth Lipson Paula Little Frances Lyman Melissa McBrien Mary Jo McElheron Molly Mitchell Eleanor Overdcck Suzanne Parker
Sara Peth Robina Quale Phyllis Rector Virginia Reese Stephanie Rosenbaum Vicky Russum Marie Schneider Kathleen Sheehy Catherine Grace Signor Elizabeth Stewart-Robinson Ann Stout Ruth Tucker Rachelle Warren Christine Wendt Cynthia Worrell Karen Marie Yoskovich Kathleen Young
Margaret Amrine Marco Angclini Susan Uerman Melodic Hlacklidge Phyllis Bogarin Kay Bohn Ella Brown Marion Brown Lael Cappaert Rosalyn Chrenka Christine Dailey Cathy DeRoo Arlene Dobberstein Judith Eaton Jan Engardio Jeanne Erickson Daisy Evans Amy Pick Audrey Kick Marilyn Finkbeincr Amy Fleetwood Merian Frederick Ruth Gewanter Janice Gilbert Nancy Girbach Marilyn Glover Kathleen Graham Kay Hannah Judy Hicks Faye Hirozawa Virginia Hmay Nancy Houk Sandra Huron Carol Hurwitz Marilyn Johnson Marta Johnson Olga Johnson Karen Judson Geraldine Koupal Johanna Kowitz Sherry Kronhaus Kristine Langabecr Metta Lansdale Rosemary Lewis Rosemary Mayman Bernice McCoy Marian Miner Joan Morgan Fallen N'eering Lois Nelson Mary Redford Glenda Rcvclle Kathi Rosenzweig Sara Rothman Cynthia Chang Rynalski Martha Swartz Linda Siebert Beth Slee
Deborah Slee Patricia Stock Georgiana Swinford Deborah Syring Nancy Thibault Anne Thomas Helen Thornton Amy Torch Jane Van Bolt Joanne Veroff Marjorie Weiss Myra White Charlotte Wolfe
Hush Baker Hugh Brown Kenneth Burdette Tim Dombrowski Robert Domine Marshall Franke Roy Glover Robert MacGrcgor James McNally Robert Miller Duane Novelly Bernard Patterson Lawrence Rcemmcr Joseph Szydlowski
Thomas Berry Dick Bohlander William Bronson Harold Clark John Collins Richard Gabrielsc Merle Galbraith Peter Gaudet Albert Girod Donald Haworth
Theodore Hefley Ray Henry Thomas Hmay Bill Kinley Jay Klein Philip Melcher Kenneth Nisch Robert Reizner Carl Smith Nicolas Williams
Matthew Alexander Kevin Anderson Mark Avenmarg Marion Beam Kent Berke Robert Betka Dean Bodley John Brueger Charles Burr Mark Bush Richard Dargis Steven Daugherty
Dayton Benjamin Peter DeHart Gene Ellis David Engman Greg Flynn Matt Grecnough Thomas Hagerty Mark Johnson Klair Kissel Charles Liang William Liefert William Ling Lawrence Lohr John MacKrell Richard Meader Sol Metz
Francisco Montero Charles Morgan Richard Nicholson Kent Overbey Bradley I'ritts Steven Spencer Richard Stock William Stokel Wade Sutton David Varner
Rob Vondcrhaar Thomas Wang Richard Wcisman Tim Wilson
Victor Abdella Harry Bowen Gabriel Chin John Dryden Lowell Fisher Thomas Fuhrman Richard Gong Lawrence Hall Robert Hall Charles Lehmann John Mclntire Michael Migliore Raymond Schankin Wallace Schonschack Vergil Slee Terril Tompkins John Van Bolt James Weaver Harold Whitacre
MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Gustav Meier, Director
Yukako Tarumi, conccrtmtstrcss Camille Ameriguian Karen Damerau Richard Evich Borivoj Martinic-Jercic Alison Neufeld Laura Ross Maria Smith Cynthia Stutt Heidi Witt
Maria Petkoff, principal Holly Ager Karen ClegR Patti Gouvas Anne Hunter Joan LaFournaise Meredith Sachs Donna Smith
Yvona Cranga, principal Reed Anderson Jane Bagge Meg Eldridge John Madison Terese Parisoli
Luis Biava. principal Barbara Deppe Eileen Folson Barbara Naragon Suzy Ross Marsha Sobieray
Tim Meyer, principal Marc Haas Harlan Hutson John Kennedy
Bonnie Griffiths James Johnston
Dean Zimmerman Jon Boyd
Scott Schroeder Kenneth Olson
Timpani Matt Barber
The 100th year of the University Choral Union is commemorated in a 3-record set of Handel's "Messiah," recorded at the performances in this auditorium just a year ago. The recording will be available after March--for further information, please call 764-8261.
Founders Day Concert -Handel's "Israel in Egypt" Sunday Afternoon, February 24, at 4:00, in Hill Auditorium
On this important date in the history of the Musical Society, another of Handel's great oratorios will be presented by the Festival Chorus of the University Choral Union and members of the University Symphony Orchestra. The concert, under the direction of Donald Bryant, recognizes the School of Music's "100 Years of Music at Michigan," and all soloists are from the School of Music: Carlotta Wilsen and Gail Mitchell, sopranos; Rosemary Russell, mezzo-soprano; John McColIum, tenor; Willis Patterson, bass; and Uzee Brown, Jr., baritone. Tickets are available at $3.00 (general admission, unreserved seating) in the Musical Society's Burton Tower office, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Telephone 665-3717.
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