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UMS Concert Program, December 2, 1984: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Season: 106th
Concert: Fortieth
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

George Frederick Handel
Donald Bhyant, Conductor
Ruth Golden, Soprano Cakroll Freeman, Tenor Jane Bunnell, Contralto Terry Cook, Bass
Nancy Hodge, Harpsichordist Marilyn van der Velde, Organist
university symphony and philharmonia orchestra members
Sunday Afternoon, December 2, 1984, 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 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 messen?ger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: be?hold, 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 thce!
Bass: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thce, 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 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 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 comcth unto thce. 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 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 arc with young. Come unto Him, all ye that labor and arc 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.
Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world.
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: All they that sec Him laugh Him to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying:
Chorus: 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.
Unto which of the angels said he at any time, thou art my son, this day have I begotten thec
Chorus: Let all the angels of God worship Him.
The Lord gave the word: Great was the com?pany of the preachers.
Contralto and Soprano: How beautiful are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings of salva?tion; that saith unto Zion, Thy god rcigncth!
Quartet: Break forth into joy, glad tidings, Thy God reigncth! How beautiful are the feet of him that bringeth tidings of salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Break forth intojoy, glad tidings, Thy God reigneth!
Chorus: Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.
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.
Clwnis and Audience: Hallelujah! for the Lord God omnipotent reigncth.
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 livcth, 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 wisdom, 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.
Thc 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
James Oleson, Assistant Conductor
Nancy Hodge, Accompanist Beth Lipson, Manager
First Sopranos Mary Ellen Auch Patsy Auilcr Sharon M. Barlow Mary Anne Bord Lola Bradstrcct Lctitia J. Byrd Susan F. Campbell Tracey Conrad Elaine Cox Virginia duRivagc Erica DUtton Kathryn F. Elliott Christen Giblin Barbara Gockel Naomi Gurt Ann K. Hansen Cheryl Jordan Yvette Kearney Juno Krcbs Karen J. Lake Kathleen Lin Doris L. Luecke Shelley Macmillan-
Decker Gay McNally Loretta I. Meissner Rebecca Morris Marian Muranyi Carole Lynch
Pcnnington Marie Bernadettc
Alice M. Schneider Leisa M. Shelton Caryn Spiclman Charlotte Stanck Cassie St. Clair Susan E. Topol Laurie E. Van Ark Margaret Warrick Marilee Woodworth Karen Woollams
Second Sopranos Darby Anderson Kathryn Berry Patricia A. Bridges Harriet Burgc Virginia Burr Marilyn Buss Barbara Carron Mrs. Young S. Cho Claire E. Conrad Karen K. Dahmer Ann Dills Anita Goldstein Lynn Hamilton Kim Richardson
Hippler Melissa Holladay
Ann Kathryn Kuclbs
Mary Locwcn
Kim Mackenzie
Barbara McCann
Barbara Nordman
Sara Peth
Ann Schebor
Judy Schwab
Elizabeth Stewart-Robinson
Jill Malin VanDettc
Barbara Hertz Wallgren
Emily L. Weber
First Altos Margaret Allen Yvonne Allen Jennifer Applebcrry Doris L. Baum Rosalyn Biedcrman Kathlyn M. Boycr Marion W. Brown Lori Cheek Ellen J. Collarini Cheryl L. Cox Mary C. Crichton Angeleen Dahl Jacqueline Dclvie DeLynn M. Dindoffer Arlene Dobberstcin Carolyn Ehrlich Daisy E. Evans Dr. Ann Eward Anne Facione Marilyn Finkbeiner Barbara Gamble Ruth Gewanter Virginia Hmay Nancy Houk Lonnic Hull Gretchen Jackson Marta Johnson Olga Johnson Nancy Karp Metta T. Lansdale, Jr. Yvonne M. Lis Jcanettc Mason Patricia Kaiser
McCloud Bernice McCoy Tamber McPikc Marian A. Miner Jean Morgan Lois P. Nelson Kathleen D. Nolff Lori Polachcck Shelley Rankin Susan S. Scitz Deborah A. Slee Jari Smith
Mary Sommer Leah M. Stein Gcraldinc C. Toft Stacy L. Upton Jane M. Van Bolt Joanne Vcroff Jennifer Wallace Kay Bohn Weber Suzanne Williams Charlotte Wolfe Bobbie Wooding
Second Altos Anne Abbrecht Marjoric Baird Eleanor P. Beam Cynthia Bland Alice B. Dobson Susannah Elkin Andrea Foote Lois Gucbert Mary E. Haab Carol L. Hurwitz Carolyn Klcy (Catherine Klykylo Barbara K. Maes Luella M. Miller Karen Nowak Mary L. Peterson Mary B. Price Marni Rachmiel Julie Ritter Joan M. Roth Monica Schulte Margaret Sharcmet Marilyn Sicgel Carol Spencer Jeanette F. Sprik Kathryn Stebbins Alice Warsinski Helen F. Welford
First Tenors William Bronson David Burk Charles R. Cowley Tim Donibrowski Robert Domine Robert E. Lewis Paul Lovvry Robert K. MacGregor Bernard Patterson Miguel Rodriguez Frederick S. Schebor
Second Tenors John G. Bulmer Harold R. Clark Carl W. Dahmer ohn W. Etsweiler III
Gary M. Gatien Albert R Girod, Jr. Donald L. Haworth Thomas Hmay Daniel M. Kaller Eric A. Markinson Kenneth Nisch Kenneth S. Price Carl R. Smith Robert E. Stone II Gary Ward Christopher White Dennis Zacngcr
First Basses John H. Amick Richard Bachmann Marion L. Beam Leo Bernucci Thomas Berry Dean Bodlcy Michael Brand John M. Brueger Lee E. Claypool Thomas B. Cox Robert Edward
Dills II
James M. Ellenbcrgcr Thomas F. Hagerty William C. Hale Klair Kissel Lawrence L. Lohr John MacKrcll Robert Mcadcr Sol Metz
Bradley A. Pritts, Jr. Walter A. Roberts James C. Schneider Timothy W. Smith John A. Sonego Richard Stock Albert J. Vegter Donald R. Williams
Second Basses Victor Abdella Bruce B. Dicey Don Faber Lowell Fisher Paul Kaczmarek Daniel Korytnicki W. Bruce McCuaig Robert Owens John Plant John T. Scpp Robert Stawski Robert D. Strozier Terril O. Tompkins John Van Bolt
The Frieze Memorial Organ is undergoing extensive renovation at the present time. Plans call for the facade to be restored to its original look at the time (installation in 1894 in old University Hall, and after 1913 in the new Hill Auditorium. It is expected to be fiilly operational again in January 1986.
Gustav Meier, Director
First Violins Sharon Harman Concerlmasler Meridcth Arkscy Andrcc Azar Jason Economidcs Jcan-Michcl Jacquon Kevin McMahon Rcnaca Molinari Stacy Phclps Amy Wright Adriana Zoppo
Second Violins Allison Guest
Thomas Cappadona Susan Docring Priscilla Hcffcman Alice Holland Cynthia Ottc Bruce Skclton Kari Standal
Violas Cynthia Phclps
Jan Kroscnbrink Victoria Miskolczy Lynnc Richburg John Scanlon Minor Wctzcl
Karen Krummcl
Principal Laura Bird Robin Duvcndak Justine Foy John Michel Gerald Miller
Double Basses Charles Tomlinson Principal
Janet Grcgor Philip Lowry Martha Schimelpfenig
Jill Brown
Mary Jett
Elizabeth Tomorsky
Vicky Velich
Clarinets James Forgey Allen Rosenfeld
Bassoons Scott Erickson Stephen Wisncr
Larry Brunelle Cathy Miller Alise Oliver Diana Wade
Kevin 13. Cordt Timothy White
Trombones Laurie Penpraze John Upton David Vandover
Timpani Patricia Fisher
Personnel Manager Charles M. Thomas
Vienna Choir Boys
Sunday Afternoon, December 9, at 4:00 in Hill Auditorium
Excerpts from Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols; an Operetta by Jacques Offenbach; Polkas and Waltzes by Johann Strauss; Folksongs; songs by Eyblcr, Palestrina, Schubert, and Schumann. Tickets from $4 lo HO.
Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Ballet
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, with more than 50 local children
Four performances in the Power Center, December 14-16 Tickets from $8 to S12
Announcing! Ann Arbor May Festival 1985
Wednesday-Saturday, May 1, 2, 3, 4
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra The Festival Chorus, Donald Bryant, Director
Guest Conductors Sixten Ehrling Philippe Entremont Sir Alexander Gibson
Itzhak Peklman, Violinist Philippe Entremont, Pianist
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Soprano Henry Herford, Baritone Anne Martindale Williams, Cellist
Wednesday -Ehrling and Perlman: Nielsen: Maskarade Overture, Symphony No. 5; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Thursday -Entremont and Williams: Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture; Bloch: Schelomo -Hebrew Rhapsody; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453; Ravel: Rapsodic cspagnol
Friday -Gibson, Festival Chorus, and Herford; Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture; Mozart: Symphony No. 40; Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
Saturday -Gibson and Te Kanawa: Handel: Overture in D, Arias from Rinaldo and Samson; Elgar: In the South; Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; Strauss: Four Last Songs
Series tickets: S65, S50, S40, S30 -orders accepted beginning Monday, December 3.
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1270 Phones: (313) 665-3717, 764-2538

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