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UMS Concert Program, December 8, 1985: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Season: 107th
Concert: Forty-ninth
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

George Frederick Handel
Performed in its entirety by
Kathryn Bouleyn, Soprano Carroll Freeman, Tenor Mary Wescott, Contralto William Parker, Bass
Nancy Hodge, Harpsichordist Marilyn van der Velde, Organist university symphony and philharmonia orchestra members
Sunday Afternoon, December 8, 1985, at 2:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
In order that the continuity of the work be maintained, it is requested that the audience rejrain 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 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.
Forty-ninth Concert of the 107th Season
Christmas Concert
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.
Pastoral Symphony
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 pf 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 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 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 smitcrs, 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 ini?quities, 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 see 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 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: Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Who is this King of glory The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.
Tenor: Unto which of the angels said he at any time, thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee
Chorus: Let all the angels of God worship Him.
Contralto: Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive and received gifts for men; yea, even for thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
Chorus: The Lord gave the word: Great was the company 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 reigneth!
Quartet: Break forth into joy, glad tidings, Thy God reigneth! 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.
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 dwclleth 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.
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.
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 1 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, 1 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.
Tenor: 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.
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 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
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 sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever. Amen.
Donald Bryant, Conductor
James Olesen, Assistant Conductor
Nancy Hodge, Accompanist Michael Whitcombe, Manager
First Sopranos
Patsy Auilcr
Mary Ellen Auch
Sharon M. Barlow
Mary Anne Bord
Lola Bradstrect
LecitiaJ. Byrd
Susan F. Campbell
Elaine Cox
Faith Margaret Duede
Kathryn Foster Elliott
Barbara Gockcl
Sylvia Jenkins
Marilyn Jones
Yvette Kearney
Teresa Kniahynycky
June Krebs
Kathy H. Lee
Kathleen Lin
Jean Lombard
Doris L. Luecke
Gay McNally
Loretta I. Meissner
Rebecca Morris
Marian Muranyi
Michal Nahor
Carole Lynch Pennington
Alice M. Schneider
Caryn Spielman
Cassie St. Clair
Charlotte Stanek
Susan E. Topol
Ann Wallace
Margaret Warrick
Karen Woollams
Second Sopranos Darby Anderson Martha R. Ausc Karen Bartsch Judy Bateman Kathryn W. Berry Johanna Borman
Patricia A. Bridges
Harriet A. Burge
Virginia Burr
Marilyn Buss
Mrs. Young S. Cho
Carole Lewis DcHart
Ann Dills
Jane Ellen Fisher
Kathleen Gayle Forde
Anita Goldstein
Lynn Hamilton
Kim Richardson Hippler
Melissa Holladay
Kathcrinc Howard
Dorccn Jessen
Susan Lynn Johnson
Grace Jones
Ann Kathryn Kuelbs
Sharon L. Lettridge
Judith T. Lehmann
Mary Loewen
Kim Mackenzie
Merritt L. Massuch
Marilyn Meeker
Linda Mickelson
Barbara Monsler
Mary Allison Moore
Barbara Nordman
Martha G. Perkins
Sara Peth
Julie Lynn Ross
Judy Schwab
Deborah Slavick
Leah M. Stein
Elizabeth Stewart-Robinson
Sue Ellen Straub
Geri Taeckens
Patricia Towne
Jill Malin VanDette
Amanda S. Vandenberg
Barbara Hertz Wallgren
Patricia Wichman
Kathleen Young
First Altos Yvonne Allen Barbara Baily Doris L. Baum Rosalyn Biederman Marion W. Brown Alice Cerniglia Lubomyra A. Chapclsky Ellen J. Collarini Cheryl L. Cox Mary C. Crichton Jacquelin Delevie Carolyn Ehrlich Daisy E. Evans Kathlyn M. Faber Marilyn Finkbeiner Sandra G. Heeringa Melissa Heifers Virginia Hmay Lonnic Hull Marta Johnson Olga Johnson Christine Kallcr Nancy Karp Mctta T. Lansdale, Jr. Caren Levine Frances Lyman Mary Mancewicz Patricia Kaiser McCloud Bcrnice McCoy Marian A. Miner Molly Delaney Moore Jean Morgan Lois P. Nelson Anne Facionc Russell Susan S. Seitz Jaymie Shanker Debora A. Slee Jari Smith Mary Sommer Kelly Stebelton Helen Thornton Geraldine C. Toft
Jane M. VanBolt Joanne Veroff Jennifer Walrad Kay Bohn Weber Judith Wenzel Suzanne Williams Charlotte Wolfe Bobbie Wooding
Second Altos Anne Abbrecht Marjorie Baird Eleanor P. Beam Alice B. Dobson Andrea Foote Lois Guebert Martha Guest Carol L. Hurwitz Lily Jarman Carolyn Kley Katherine Klykylo Janet Weissbrodt Koons Barbara K. Maes Karla Laarman Meima Cheryl Melby Luella M. Miller Margot Moore Mary B. Price Teresa Marie Raysin Julie Ann Ritter Joan M. Roth Monica Schulte Margaret Sharemet Marilyn Siegel Cynthia J. Sorensen Linda Stankwitz Kathryn Stebbins Patricia Flynn Straney Cynthia J. Urbytes Jill R. Walker Alice Warsinski Mary Watson Helen F. Welford
First Tenors William Bronson David Burk Charles R. Cowley Fr. Tim Dombrowski William Eggebrecht David J. Jessen Lee W. Likuchi Joseph Kubis Robert E. Lewis Paul Lowry Robert K. MacGregor James Olesen Bernard Patterson
Second Tenors Harold R. Clark Randolph C. Cox Dwight L. Fontenot Richard S. Gabrielse Gary M. Gatien Albert P. Girod, Jr. Donald L. Haworth Thomas Hmay
Daniel M. Kaller David Kclton Michael R. Lucey Robert Maxwell Press Carl R. Smith Robert E. Stone II James R. Van Dore Gary Ward Christopher White Ervin R. Wilson
First Basses
Douglas James Ankele Stephen E. Baldwin Tom E. Barnes Marion L. Beam Michael W. Beaty Thomas Berry Dean Bodley Donald J. Bord Michael Brand John M. Brueger Stephen Bryant Richard E. Cawood Kenneth H. Cho
Thomas B. Cox Robert Edward Dills II James M. Ellenbcrger Don Francoeur Thomas F. Hagerty William C. Hale David Ibach John E. Jones Stephen Robert Kass Klair Kissel Lawrence L. Lohr John MacKrell Sol Metz Sean Oslin John Peterson Bradley A. Pritts, Jr. Walter A. Roberts Stephen M. Rosoff II James C. Schneider David Schon Timothy W. Smith Richard Stock Albert J. Vegter Donald R. Williams
Second Basses Victor Abdella Robert Alarie Don Faber Brent Fisher Lowell Fisher Howard Grodman Charles T. Hudson Scott Jensen Charles F. Koons James Philip Leege Charles F. Lehmann W. Bruce McCuaig D. Andrew McCuaig Robert Owens John Plant John T. Sepp John A. Sonego Robert Stawski Robert D. Strozier Terril O. Tompkins John Van Bolt
Gustav Meier, Music Director
First Violins Sharon Harman Concertmaster K .111 Standal Adriana Zoppo Julie Evans Meredith Arksey Peter Kupfer Christine House Priscilla Heffernan Bruce Skelton Lisa Borgert
Second Violins Stacey Phelps Wetzel Amy Wright Jason Economides Byung Kim
Caroline Haincs Mariko Close David Klein Jean Joo
Carla-Maria Rodrigues
Barbara Corbato
Mick Wetzel
Harold Hill
Mike Hogle
Edward Lewis
James Wilson Ruth Waeffler Cora Kuyvenhoven
Theodore Weber John Michel Julia Morehouse
Double Basses Mark Wright Sarah Lambert Martha Schimelpfenig Mark Ribbins
Stephen Caplan
Elizabeth Baker
Bassoon Julie Wing
Trumpets Kevin Cordt Patrick Hund
Timpanist Paul Harkins
General Manager David R. Aderente
Personnel Managers Irene Boruszko Robert Peterson
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