Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
George Frederick Handel
THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION Donald Bryant, Conductor
Sherry Zannoth, Soprano Joseph Evans, Tenor
Lorna Myers, Contralto Arthur Thompson, Bass
Bejun Mehta, Boy soprano
MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Nancy Hodge, Harpsichordist Marilyn van der Velde, Organist
Saturday Evening, December 4, 1982, 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 accom?plished, that her iniquity is pardon'd. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Pre?pare 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 na?tions 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.
The University Musical Society expresses thanks to Conlin Travel Bureaufor its generosity and service to the community in partially underwriting the printing costs of this concert program.
Eighteenth Concert of the 104th Season Christmas Concerts
Boy Soprano -There were shepherds abid?ing 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. Be?hold, thy king cometh unto thee. He is the righteous Savior 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 un?stopped. 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 burden 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 in?iquities; 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.
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 corrup?tion.
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 -Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallow'd up in victory.
Contralto and Tenor -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.
Boy Soprano -If God be for us, who can be against us Who shall lay anything 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 makes intercession 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 sittcth 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.
THE UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
Donald Bryant, Conductor William Robertson, Assistant Conductor
Nancy Hodge, Accompanist Stephen Bates, Manager
Patsy Auilcr Lola Bradstrcct Suanna Breed Letitia Byrd Susan Campbell Elaine Cox Kathryn Elliott Lisa Fishbaugh Carole Gallas Barbara Goclcel Ann Hansen Sylvia Jenkins June Krebs Carolyn Leyh Kathleen Lin Doris Luecke Gay McNally Loretta Meissner Linda Mickelson Cheryl Murphy Heidi Neiswender Anne Nisch Nancy Orr Loretta Poisson Linda Sanshie-Claunch Alice Schneider Caryn Spielman Charlotte Stanck Cassic St. Clair Luann Marie Walker Margie Warrick Joanne Westman Marilec Woodworth
Darby Anderson Christine Arnison Kathy Berry Jessica Briefer Jennifer Brown Virginia Burr Marilyn Buss Young Cho Carol Colvin Claire Conrad Elaine Constand Jane Covent Lorna Danz Ann Dills Ellen Ferguson Deborah Forbes Anita Goldstein Kim Richardson
Melissa Holladay Wendy Jans Sharon Lcftridge Mary Locwcn Kim Mackenzie Pamela Meil Karen Myhre Marion Neiswender Sara Peth Robina Quale
Ann Schebor Marie Schneider Judy Schwab Marcia Stalvey Elizabeth Stewart-Robinson Patricia Tompkins Linda VanPelt Barbara Wallgren Kathleen Young
Yvonne Allen Martha Ause Susan Bcrman Rosalyn Bicderman Phyllis Bogarin Kay Sheridan Bohn Kathlyn Boyer Ella Brown Marion Brown Lael Cappaert Jari Carvwr Rosalyn Chrenka Ellen Collarini Cheryl Cox Mary Crichton Jacqueline Delevie Arlene Dobberstein Molly Egan Carolyn Ehrlich Daisy Evans Marilyn Finkbeiner Georgia Hartman Virginia Hmay Nancy Houk Carol Hurwitz Gretchen Jackson Marta Johnson Olga Johnson Nancy Karp Geraldine Koupal Judith Levy Rosemary Lewis Frances Lyman Barbara McCann Bcrnice McCoy Marian Miner Jean Morgan Elizabeth Mutschlcr Lois Nelson Lauren Ruby Linda Siebert Beth Sice Dcbora Slec Claudia Stunner Georgina Swinford Christine Tait Helen Thornton Jane VanBolt Elizabeth Vander Ploeg Joanne VcrofT Charlotte Wolfe Barbara Wooding
Marjorie Baird Eleanor Beam Carol Carpenter Alice Dobson Andrea Foote Lois Gucbert Mary Haab Susan Jolley Katherine Klykylo Elsie Lovelace Barbara Maes Luella Miller Margot Moore Rosalind Murphy Mary Peterson Mary Price Mary Quade Joan Roth Wendy Rotz Marilyn Siegel Carol Spencer Kathryn Stcbbins Marian Vassar Alice Warsinski Helen Welford
Hugh Baker Hugh Brown Jonathan Cook Tim Dombrowski Joseph Kubis Robert Lewis Paul Lowry Robert MacGregor James McNally Duane Novelly Bernard Patterson
Barry Barretta William Bronson Brian Buggy John Bulmer Harold Clark Charles Cowley Merle Galbraith Albert Girod Donald Haworth Thomas Hmay Jay Harris Klein Wayne Klug Michael Kopke Kenneth Nisch James Priore Carl Smith Robert Stone Gary Ward Christopher White
Richard Bachmann Marion Beam Thomas Berry Douglas Bond Dan Broderick Robert Brothers John Brueger Mark Carter Thomas Cox Robert Dills James Ellenberger Alec Ferguson Dwight Fontenot Thomas Hagerty William Hale John Hiraga Weng Hee Ho Marshall Jorgansen Paul Kaczmarek Daniel Kaller Klair Kissel William Liefert Lawrence Lohr Sol Metz Bradley Pritts Walter Roberts James Schneider Michael Stevenson Richard Stock David Terr Albert Vcgtcr David Walter Thomas Want Steven White Donald Williams
Victor Abdella Jay Blazek Harry Bowen Charles Breed Gabriel Chin Glenn Davis Brian Dent Bruce Dicey Stuart Dodd Lowell Fisher James Leege Bruce McCuaig Michael Migliore Robert Owens John Plant Raymond Schankin Robert Shellenberger Vergil Slec Robert Strozier Terril Tompkins Paul Tuomi John VanBolt
MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Gustav Meier, Director
Mark Mutter Tony Huang Carrie Rehkopf Pei Zhu Bonita Becker Stephanus Schoeman Jacquelyn Lee Amy Wright Thomas Cappadona Cindy Otte
Christopher Pulgram Pamela Starrett Christine Oldenburg Donna Kauffman
Jocclyn Gertel Pat Clifford Margaret Humphrey David Handel
John Madison Ernest Richardson Waldie Anderson Victoria Miskolczy Barbara Corbato Elisabeth Pavsncr
Anna Richert Nicole Novetsky
Mary Brown William Wade Theodore Weber Justine Foy
John Kennedy Nami Akamatsu Laura Campbell Carl Heppenstall
Nancy Ambrose Liz Tomorsky
Kevin Wauldron Kevin McLaughlin
Timpani Pat Fisher
Orchestra Manager David Glazier
Gift certificates available for all concerts Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Ballet
Four performances by the Pittsburgh Ballet in Power Center Friday & Saturday, Dec. 17 & 18 at 8:00 Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 18 & 19 at 2:00
The "genius of gesture" brings new pantomimes direct from his Paris run:
Three performances in Power Center Saturday, Jan. 29 at 8:00; Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3:00 & 8:00
Los Angeles PhilharmonicCarlo Maria Giulini................Tues. Dec. 7
Guarneri String Quartet .....................................Sun. Jan. 9
Tamburitzans Folk Ensemble ..................................Sat. Jan. 15
Santiago Rodriguez, Pianist .................................Thurs. Jan. 27
HAkan HagegArd, Baritone.....................................Wed. Feb. 9
Guarneri String Quartet....................................Sun. Feb. 13
Pilobolus Dance Theatre .........................Tues. & Wed. Mar. 1 & 2
Belgian Chamber Orchestra and
Miha Pogacnik, Violinist......................................Fri. Mar. 4
Dresden StaatskapelleHerbert Blomstedt.....................Sun. Mar. 6
Ballet Folclorico Nacional de Mexico.......................Tues. Mar. 8
Ali Akbar Khan, Sarod .....................................Thurs. Mar. 10
I Solisti Aquilani and
Gary Karr, Double Bassist....................................Sat. Mar. 12
Faculty Artists Concert (free admission)......................Sun. Mar. 13
Boston Symphony OrchestraSeiji Ozawa.....................Wed. Mar. 16
New Irish Chamber Orchestra and
James Galway, FlutistDirector .................................Fri. Mar. 18
Murray Perahia, Pianist ....................................Thurs. Mar. 24
Michael Lorimer, Guitarist ....................................Sat. Mar. 26
Fitzwilliam String Quartet....................................Fri. Apr. 8
Chicago Symphony OrchestraGeorg Solti..................Thurs. Apr. 14
Joffrey II Dancers ..............................Tues. & Wed. Apr. 19 & 20
90th Annual May Festival............................Wed .-Sat. Apr. 27-30
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Riccardo Muti; Theo Alcantara, guest conductor; soloists, programs, and ticket information to be announced soon.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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