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UMS Concert Program, December 4, 5, & 6, 1987: Messiah -- George Frederick Handel

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Season: 109th
Concert: 17, 18, 19
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

George Frederick Handel
Lorna Haywood, Soprano Joseph Evans, Tenor Lucille Beer, Contralto David Evitts, Bass
Nancy Hodge, Harpsichordist Marilyn van der Velde, Organist MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5, 1987, at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 6, 1987, 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.
Halls Cough Tablets, courtesy of Warner-Lambert Company, are available in the lobby. Concerts No. 17, 18, 19 of the 109th 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 men 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 takcth 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
Chonis: 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.
Chonis: 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!
Chonis: 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!
Chonis: 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.
Chonis: 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.
Chonis 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 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.
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 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 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 Stephen Bryant, Assistant Conductor Nancy Hodge, Accompanist Laura Rosenberg, Manager
First Sopranos Mary Ellen Auch Patsy Auiler Sharon M. Barlow Patricia Lynn Bauer Janet Bell Joan M. Bell Gena Binder Mary Anne Bord LetitiaJ. Byrd Kathryn Foster Elliott Marcia Hall Cathryn Ann Jenkins Joyce M. Jenkins Mary B. Kahn Debi Kohn June Krebs Kathleen Lin Nancy V. Lodwick Bessie Marikis Konstandina J. Marikis Loretta I. Meissner Marian Muranyi Carole Lynch Pennington Alice M. Schneider Julie Snider Caryn Spiclman Cassie St. Clair Charlotte Stanek Susan E. Topol Kathryn Tucker Margaret Warrick
Second Sopranos Christine Arnison Martha R. Ause Beverly Bogner Bacon Karen Bartsch Barbara Beath Patricia A. Bridges Virginia Burr Jennifer Burris Marilyn Buss Young S. Cho Ann Dills
Lesley Ann Dills Beth Duncan Jane Ellen Fisher Megan Elizabeth Hickey Jennifer V. Hines Melissa Huff Susan Hurtt Grace Jones Ann Kathryn Kuelbs Sharon L. Leftridge Judy Lehmann LorettaJ. Lovalvo Katherine Mastroianni Gail McCulloch Margaret Mclnnis Mary Allison Moore Laura J. Musil Ann B. Neff Barbara Nordman Joanne F. Owens Sara Peth
Rebecca L. Rickabaugh Josephine Schauder Judy Schwab Ilcnc A. Seltzer Kay Stefanski Leah M. Stein Cheryl Steiner Elizabeth Stewart-Robinson Sue Ellen Straub Mary June Talen Helen Thornton Mary Tillinghast Jean Marion Urquhart Jill Malin VanDette Barbara Hertz Wallgren Susan Williams Susan Wortman Kathleen A. Young
First Altos Yvonne Allen Satenik Andriassian-Kcnnedy
Rosalyn Biederman Marion W. Brown Lubomyra A. Chapelsky Ellen J. Collarini Mary C. Crichton Robyne Doyle Daisy E. Evans Kathlyn Faber Marilyn Finkbeiner Sandra Fritz Ruth Gewanter Kathleen Harsen Sandra G. Heeringa Virginia Hmay Nancy Houk Yoko Inaba Nancy Keithly Metta T. Lansdale, Jr. Lisa Lava-Kellar Frances Lyman Mary Mancewicz F. Andrea McCallum Patricia Kaiser McCloud Marian A. Miner Lois P. Nelson Diana Ning Martha Ording Susan B. Postema Elizabeth A. Rini Anna Schieffer Jaymie Shanker Jari Smith Mary Sommer Joan Stahman Mary L. Vande Wege Joanne VerofT Raven Wallace Suzanne Williams Charlotte Wolfe Bobbie Wooding
Second Altos Anne Abbrecht Sandra Anderson Barbara Baily
Marjorie Baird Eleanor P. Beam Carol Carpenter Laura A. Clausen Carol Ann Cook Anne Crosby Davis Elena Delbanco Alice B. Dobson Andrea Foote Kathryn Grimes Mary E. Haab Ann Ross Harrison Valerie Hawksley Nancy Heath Caryl J. Heaton Carol L. Hurwitz Lily Jarman Loretta C. Kallay Katherine Klykylo Janet W. Koons Sally Kope Patricia Kowalski Judy Lucas
Cheryl Melby MacKrell Barbara K. Maes Luella M. Miller Anne Ormand Mary B. Price Grace Elizabeth Reynolds Julie Ann Ritter Joan Roth Carren Sandall Linda Scott Margaret Sharemet Sharon Sheldon Marsha Skoman Laura L. Slaughter Cynthia Sorensen Carol Spencer Jeanette Sprik Alice Warsinski Helen F. Welford Ann F. Woodward
Firsf Tenors Charles R. Cowley Bruce Alan Davidson Fr. Tim Dombrowski Mark Galbraith Joseph Kubis Robert E. Lewis Paul Lowry Robert K. MacGregor Gerald Miller Bernard Patterson Thomas Reinehr Michael Samardzija Jeff Trovinger Henry Velick
Second Tenors John Ballbach William Flom Dwight L. Fontenot Gary M. Gatien Alexander J. Glass
Thomas Hmay Martin Kope Mark E. Mantei Robert Reizner David Rumford Carl R. Smith Gary Ward
First Basses Chris Bartlett Marion L. Beam Michael W. Beaty Raoul Louis Betancourt Ronald C. Bishop Dean Bodley Donald J. Bord Robert Brewster John M. Brueger William Burtch Monty Carter Edward Curtis John Dahl
Robert Edward Dills II James M. Ellenberger C. William Ferguson Christopher Hampson Marshall Jorgensen Corbin Lyday John MacKrell Scott W. McCloud James McMurtrie Sol Metz Richard Mulgan John G. Ogden Bradley Pritts James C. Schneider David Schon Craig T. Smith Mark Lawrence Vander Klipp Burne K. White Donald R. Williams
Second Basses Christopher W. Bacon John Dryden Don Faber Richard Gong Donald Haworth David Jonathan Katz Charles F. Koons Charles F. Lehmann Philip B. Lynch David C. Matthews Bruce McCuaig Robert E. Owens John Plant John A. Sonego Jeffrey D. Spindler Robert Stawski Robert D. Strozier Terril O. Tompkins John VanBolt
MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Gustav Meier, Music Director Richard Rosenberg, Associate Conductor
First Violins Mark Taylor Priscilla Johnson Ann Kaefer Sarah Knutson Erin Furbee Roger Dormann Monica Das Julie Bates Lisa Tarzia
Second Violins Meredith Arksey Laura Liepins Eleanor Liao Stacey Heisler Teresa Min
Shawn Verfaillie Esther Rothenbusch Michael Overdier
John Rogers Jon Crumrine Thomas Irvine Jeremy Gershfeld Kasia Grzeskowiak Mark Otteson
Kathleen Ford MaryBeth Melvyn Carol Bullock
Katarina Svendsen Felix Wang Alison Badger
Doug Gwynn Li Ting Sankey Tim Patalan Peter Guild
Dyann Myers Kristin Wicdenmann
Bassoon Robert Jordan
Trumpets John Daniel Jeffrey Work
Timpani Eric Galm
General Manager David Aderente
Personnel Manager Elizabeth Tursi
The University Musical Society expresses thanks to Ford Motor Company Fund for its generosity in underwriting the production and printing costs of this program.
These performances are made possible in part by a grant through the Music Program of the National Endowment for the Arts in support of American performing artists.
For your holiday enjoyment . . . Gift certificates available in any amount.
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Over 100 area children will participate in these concerts.
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