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UMS Concert Program, December 5, 6, & 7, 1986: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Season: 108th
Concert: 13, 14, 15
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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George Frederick Handel
Kaaren Erickson, Soprano Karen Brunssen, Contralto
Joseph Evans, Tenor Stephen Saxon, Bass
Nancy Hodge, Harpsichordist Marilyn van der Velde, Organist UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY AND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA MEMBERS
Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 1986, at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 1986 at 2:00 p.m. 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 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.
Concerts No. 13, 14, 15 ofthe 108th Season
Christmas Concerts
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 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 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 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 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 1 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 into joy, 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 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.
Chortis 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.
Donald Bryant, Conductor
Stephen Bryant, Assistant Conductor
Nancy Hodge, Accompanist Victor Galindo, Manager
First Sopranos Mary Ellen Auch Patsy Auiler Ann Barden Patricia Lynn Bauer Joan Bell Virginia Bergonzi Joan Bersani Mary Anne Bord LetitiaJ. Byrd Susan F. Campbell Elaine Cox
Kathryn Foster Elliott Barbara Gockcl Marcia Hall Cathryn Ann Jenkins Joyce M. Jenkins Sylvia J. Jenkins Marilyn Jones June Krebs Kathleen Lin Doris L. Luecke Bessie Marikis Konstandina J. Marikis Claire McGrath Loretta I. Meissner Marian Muranyi Madelyn Nichols Carole Lynch Pennington Alice M. Schneider Julie Snider Caryn Spielman Cassie St. Clair Charlotte Stanek Susan E. Topol Margaret Warrick Joanne Westman
Second Sopranos Martha R. Ause Karen Bartsch Barbara Beath
Patricia A. Bridges Virginia Burr Marilyn Buss Young S. Cho Joyce Delamarter Ann Dills Lesley Ann Dills Jane Ellen Fisher Megan Elizabeth Hickey Grace Jones Ann Kathryn Kuelbs Sharon L. Leftridge Judy Lchmann Kim Mackenzie Marsha Main [Catherine Mastroianni Gail McCulloch Margaret Mclnnis Marilyn Meeker Laura Mitchell Mary Allison Moore Laura J. Musil Michal Nahor Ann B. Neff Marion Neiswcnder Barbara Nordman Joanne F. Owens Sara Peth Margaret B. Price Cheryl Ranson Rebecca L. Rickabaugh Josephine Schauder Judy Schwab Leah M. Stein Elizabeth Stewart-Robinson Sue Ellen Straub Helen Thornton Jill Malin VanDette Barbara Hertz Wallgren Christine Young Kathleen Young
First Altos Yvonne Allen Nancy S. Berg Rosalyn Biederman Marion W. Brown Lubomyra A. Chapelsky Patricia L. Corey Elyse M. Costello Cheryl L. Cox Mary C. Crichton Jacqueline Delevie Daisy E. Evans Kathlyn Faber Marilyn Finkbeiner Ruth Gewanter Susanmarie Harrington Sandra G. Heeringa Melissa Heifers Virginia Hmay Nancy Houk Marta Johnson Olga Johnson Carolyn King Metta T. Lansdale, Jr. Lisa Lava-Kcllar Mary Mancewicz F. Andrea McCallum Patricia Kaiser McCloud Marian A. Miner Molly Delaney Moore Jean Morgan Lois P. Nelson Kristine Reutter Jaymie Shanker Jari Smith Mary Sommer Joan Stahman Laura Stahman Kelly L. Stebclton Jane M. VanBolt Joanne Veroff Suzanne Williams
Charlotte Wolfe Bobbie Wooding
Second Altos Anne Abbrecht Sandra Anderson Marjorie Baird Eleanor P. Beam Carol Carpenter Laura A. Clausen Lauretta Clough Anne Crosby Davis Elena Delbanco Alice B. Dobson Andrea Foote Kathryn Grimes Lois Guebert Martha Guest Nancy Heath Caryl Hcaton Carol L. Hurwitz Lily Jarman Loretta C. Kallay Janet W. Koons Judy Lucas Barbara K. Maes Cheryl Melby Luella M. Miller Mary B. Price Julie Ann Ritter Sharon Sheldon Patricia Ann Shufelt Marilyn Siegel Marsha Skoman Cynthia Sorensen Linda Stankwitz Kathryn Stebbins Alice Warsinski Helen F. Welford Ann F. Woodward
First Tenors John David Cotner Charles R. Cowley Fr. Tim Dombrowski Rev. J. Irving Joseph Kubis Robert E. Lewis Paul Lowry Robert K. MacGregor Bernard Patterson Henry Velick
Second Tenors John Ballbach Harold R. Clark William Flom Gary M. Gatien Albert P. Girod, Jr. Alexander J. Glass Lawrence L. Hafetz Alex Halliday Francis Hillebrand
Thomas Hmay Michael R. Lucey Calvin A. Luker Mark E. Mantei David Perlstein Carl R. Smith Gary Ward
First Basses Gregg B. Balko Marion L. Beam Michael W. Beaty Raoul Louis Betancourt Donald J. Bord Michael Brand Robert Brewster John M. Brueger Thomas B. Cox Edward Curtis John E. Dahl Robert Edward Dills II James M. Ellenberger
Dwight L. Fontenot Thomas F. Hagerty Robb W. Johnson John E. Jones Marshall Jorgensen Klair'Kissel Hyman Kornbluh Lawrence L. Lohr John MacKrell Scott W. McCloud Sol Metz John G. Ogden Gordon Jon Penninga Bradley A. Pritts, Jr. John Reutter James C. Schneider David Schon Timothy W. Smith Richard Stock Mark Lawrence Vander Klipp Burne K. White Donald R. Williams
Second Basses Ross S. Anderson John Dryden Don Faber Brent Fisher Lowell Fisher Howard Grodman Donald Haworth Paul Richard Kaczmarek David Jonathan Katz Charles F. Koons Johan Koren Charles F. Lehmann Philip B. Lynch Bruce McCuaig Robert E. Owens John Plant John A. Sonego Jeffrey D. Spindler Robert Stawski Robert D. Strozier Terril O. Tompkins John VanBolt
Gustav Meier, Music Director
First Violins Meredith Arksey
Comertmaster Sam Formicola Priscilla Heffernan Kim Zabelle Laurie Landers Jenny Amador Lisa Lantz Lisa Borgert Charles Bingham Ricardo Amador
Second Violins Caroline Haines David Klein
Catherine Strimel David Knapp Erin Furbee Michael Overdier Teresa Min
Paris Anastasiadis James Hogle Linda Bradley Evans Chambers Thomas Irvine
Theodore Weber
Mary Beth Melvyn
Ruth Waeffler Gerald Miller Stacey Bosman Kristin Swick
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Elizabeth Stoyanovich
Elizabeth Bennett
Bassoon Joshua Hood
Trumpets John Daniel Pamela Smitter
Timpani Gregg Koyle
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