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 Leonard Johnson, Tenor
Victoria Grof, Contralto Edward Pierson, Bass
Bejun Mehta, Boy Soprano
MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Nancy Hodge, Harpsichordist Robert Clark, Organist
Friday Evening, December 5, 1980, 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.
Contralto--But who may abide the day of His coming and who shall stand when He ap-pearcth--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 thee!
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 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
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upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Boy Soprano--There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock 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 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.
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 we are 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.
Boy Soprano--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--How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.
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.
Contralto and Tenor--Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed 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.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, 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.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
Donald Bryant, Conductor Leif Bjaland, Assistant Conductor
Nancy Hodge, Accompanist Stephen Bates, Manager
First Sopranos Susan Anderson Patsy Auiler Lola Bradstreet Carol Brechemin Kimberly Jo Buechner Letitia Byrd Susan Campbell Kathryn Foster Elliott Lisa Fishbaugh Carole Gallas Mary Lou Gibson Julie Giuliani Barbara Gockel Gladys Hanson Sylvia Jenkins Zella Kent Karil Kochenderfer Jean Lambert Kathleen Lin Doris Luecke Lois Ann Malthaner Charlene Mclntire Gay McNally Loretta Meissner Ruthellen Mulberg Cheryl Murphy Anne N'isch N'ancy Orr Jennifer Parrin Alice Schneider Susan Seidman Theresa Smith Caryn Spielman Charlotte Stanek Cassie St. Clair Lynn Tarrant Heidi Unger Frances Zappella
Second Sopranos Christine Arnison Judy Barber Janis Sue Beard Kathy Berry Virginia Burr Marilyn Buss Pamela Jean Carter Anne Chamber! in Claire Conrad Jane Covent Marilyn L. D'Agostino Tina Datsko Kristina Dctmer Ann Dills
Christina Dindoffer Carol Fleeter Deborah Forbes Melissa Forbes Dann Marie Gilbert Anita Goldstein Ann Hanson Brenda Lee Horness Alice Horning Susan Kaczmnrek Kami Helen Krohn Judith Lehmann Paula Little Frances Lyman Melissa McBrien Krystyna Mrozek
Charlotte Nanietz Carolyn Pantcr Sara Peth Virginia Reese Sandra Remington Vicky Russum Ann Schebor Susan Schluederberg Marie Schneider Kathleen Sheehy Christine Stauffer Elizabeth Stewart-Robinson Ann Stout
Barbara Van Woerkom Carol Weaver Christine Wendt Cynthia Worrell Karen Marie Yoskovich Kathleen Young
First Altos Rachel Aberly Margaret Amrine Margo Angelini Wendy Lyn liaker Susan Berman Melodic G. Blacklidge Phyllis Uogarin Kay Bohn
Kathlyn Marie Boyer Lisa Bramble Ella Brown Marion Brown Lael Cappaert Catherine Chichester Rosalyn Chrenka Mary Crichton Christine Dailey Arlene Dobberstein Jeanne Erickson Daisy Evans Marilyn Finkbeiner Merian Frederick Ruth Gewanter Marilyn Clover Kay Hannah Georgia Hartman Virginia Hmay Deborah A. Horness Margaret Hostetler Nancy Houk Carol Hurwitz Marts Johnson Olga Johnson Karen Judson Nancy Karp Geraldine Koupal Kristine Langabeer Linda Leslie Rosemary Lewis Julie Lyon Kim Ann Mackenzie Bernicc McCoy Marian Miner Jean Morgan Linda Sue Muessen Lnis Nelson Caroline Palmer Glenda Revelle Kathi Rosenzwcig
Laurence Ruth Lillianne Ruwart Cathy Selvius-De Roo Linda Siebert Beth Slee Deborah Slee Gcorgiana Swinford Deborah Syring Laurie Taylor Lise Thompson Amy Torch Jane Van Bolt Betsey Van Hamersveld Joanne Veroff Marjorie Cecilia Weiss Charlotte Wolfe
Second Altos Sandra Anderson Marjorie Baird Eleanor Beam Carol Bosche Joyce Delamarter Alice Galbraith Danielle Galbraith Lois Guebert Katherine Klykylo Kristen Kochenderfer Johanna Kowitz Elsie Lovelace Barbara Maes Sarah Matthews Barbara McCann Anna Millard Barbara Norris Mary Price Sue Ribaudo Beverly Roegcr Martha Ann Salerno Carol Spencer Kathryn Stcbbins Elizabeth Sweet Margaret Thompson Marilyn Tsao Marian Vassar Rosemary Walker Alice Warsinski Kathleen Weber
First Tenors Hugh Baker Hugh Brown Kenneth Burdette Bruce Carter Tim Dombrowski Roy Glover Robert MacGregor, Jr. James McNally Robert Miller Duane Novelly Bernard Patterson Lawrence Reemmer Frederick Schebor
Second Tenors Robert H. Bancroft Dick Bohlander William Bronson Brian Buggy Mark Chanccy Harold Clark
Merle Galbraith, Jr.
Jay Harris Klein
William Wayt Thomas
First Basses Kevin Anderson Mark Avcnmarg Richard Bachtnann Marion Beam Robert Betka Dean Bodley John Brueger Jeffrey Burke Mark Bush Robert Byrne Mitchell Aaron Cohn Richard Andrew Dargis Peter DeHart Robert Edward Dills Robert Edward Dills II Timothy Carl Dindoffer Phillip Ray Dinehart Steven Domino Evan Eames Matt Greenough Mark Hyssong Mark Johnson Klair Kissel Charles Liang William Liefert Lawrence Lohr John MacKrell Sol Metz
Francisco Montcro Charles Morgan Bradley Pritts James Schneider Joseph Shacter Richard Stock Wade Sutton David Varner David Walter Thomas Wang
Second Basses Jorg Becker John Brown Donald Cornwell Bruce Dicey Lowell Fisher Thomas Fuhrman Richard Gong James Lecge Charles Lehmann Alfred Meyer Vergil Slee Robert Strozicr John Van Bolt James Weaver
MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Gustav Meier, Director
George Watkins, Concertmaster Patti Gouvas Harriet Hancock Amy Maynard Francisca Mendoza Laura Ross Meredith Sachs Elizabeth Stein Pamela Sternad Debbie Tabler
Principal Bonita Becker
Cynthia Birdgenaw Katherine Dory Laura Hammes Joan Hurley Julia Jones Deborah Schmaltz
Principal Reed Anderson Eric Johnson Larry Ledwon Cynthia Ryan Roberta Zalkind
Principal Camillc Belling Dennis Connor Eliana Mendoza Barbara Naragon Lynn Peithman
Principal Mark Ribbens Doug Rooks Jack Steward
Principal Lorelei Crawford
Bassoon Mary Tuma
Trumpets John Schuler,
Principal Carolyn Bybee
Timpani Cary Kocher
Robert A. Paterson, Jr.
Founders Day Concert -Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus" Sunday Afternoon, February 15, at 2:30, in Hill Auditorium
For the third consecutive year, we commemorate the official incorporation of the Musical Society (February 1880) by presenting The Festival Chorus in another major work from the choral literature. Under conductor Bryant, the Chorus will perform Handel's oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, with instrumentalists from the University Symphony Orchestra, and soloists (to be announced). Tickets are $3, general admission, unreserved seating; complimentary, upon request, as a "bonus" concert for subscribers to any series of the 1980-81 season.
A handsomely-boxed, 3-record set of this favorite oratorio is now available to enhance your enjoyment of the approaching holiday season, and for thoughtful gift-giving now and throughout the year. Recorded in Hill Auditorium at the Christmas concerts of the University Choral Union during its 100th year, the performance is conducted by Donald Bryant, with University Orchestra members, and soloists Kathryn Bouleyn, Claudia Catania, Gary Glaze, and John Ostendorf. The set is priced at $13.75 and may be ordered by mail through the School of Music using the form provided below. The records may also be purchased in person at the Musical Society's Burton Tower office (behind Hill Auditorium), or at the Record Production Office of the School of Music on North Campus (telephone 764-8261 for further information).
Detach this form and mail to: School of Music Record Production Office, Earl V. Moore Bldg., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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