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UMS Concert Program, December 4-5, 1993: Messiah -- George Frideric Handel

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Season: 115th
Concert: 26th & 27th
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

University Musical Society
Dr. and Mrs. James Irwin and Wolverine Temporary Staffing Services Inc.
George Frideric Handel
and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Sheets, conductor
Ruth Golden, soprano Robert Tate, tenor Cherry Rhodes, organ
Wendy Hillhouse, mezzo-soprano
Louis Lebherz, bass
Ladd Thomas, harpsichord
Saturday Evening, December 4, 1993 at 8:00
Sunday Afternoon, December 5, 1993 at 2:00
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thank you to Mr. Ron Miller for the holiday decorations used in these performances.
Thank you to WUOM for its cooperation with the Sunday afternoon live radio broadcast.
The harpsichord heard in these concerts is built by David Sutherland, Ann Arbor.
Large print programs are available upon request from your usher.
26th &. 27th Concerts of the 115th Season
23rd Annual Choice Series
1. Sinfonia
2. Arioso Mr. Tate
Isaiah 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
Isaiah 40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her that her warfare is accomplished,
that her iniquity is pardoned. Isaiah 40:3 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.
3. Air
Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain . . . made low:
the crooked . . . straight, and the rough places plain:
4. Chorus
Isaiah 40:5 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.
5. Accompanied recitative Mr. Lebherz
Haggai 2:6 ... thus saith the Lord of hosts: Yet once, ... a little while, and 1 will shake
the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land;
Haggai 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: . . .
Malachi 3:1 ... the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of
the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
6. Air Ms. Hillhouse
Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming And who shall stand when he appeareth
For he is like a refiner's fire, . . .
7. Chorus
Malachi 3:3 ... and he shall purify the sons of Levi, . . . that they may offer unto the Lord
an offering in righteousness.
8. Recitative Ms. Hillhouse
Isaiah 7:14 Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel,
9. Air and Chorus Ms. Hillhouse
Isaiah 40:9 O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain;
O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength;
lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah: Behold your God! Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
10. Arioso Mr. Lebherz
Isaiah 60:2 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. Isaiah 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
11. Air Mr. Lebherz
Isaiah 9:2 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.
12. Chorus
Isaiah 9:6 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, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasing Father, The Prince of Peace.
13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
14. Recitative Ms. Golden
Luke 2:8 ... there were . . . shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their
flock by night.
15. Arioso
Luke 2:9 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.
16. Recitative
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings
of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
17. Arioso
Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God and saying,
18. Chorus
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will toward men.
19. Air Ms. Golden
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold,
thy King cometh unto thee: he is the righteous Saviour, . . . Zechariah 9:10 ... and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: . . .
20. Recitative Isaiah 35:5 Isaiah 35:6
21. Air
Isaiah 40:11
Matthew 11:28 Matthew 11:29
22. Chorus
Matthew 11:30
Ms. Hillhouse
Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf. . . unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing: . . .
Ms. Hillhouse and Ms. Golden
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 labour 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.
. . . His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
Part II
. . . Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world! . . .
Ms. Hillhouse
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.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: . . .
... he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes are we 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.
Mr. Tate
All they that see him laugh him to scorn: they shoot our their lips, and shake their heads, saying:
23. Chorus
John 1:29
24. Air Isaiah 53:3 Isaiah 50:6
25. Chorus Isaiah 53:4 Isaiah 53:5
26. Chorus Isaiah 53:4
27. Arioso
Psalm 22:7
28. Chorus
Psalm 22:8 He trusted in God that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, if he delight in him.
29. Accompanied recitative Mr. Tate
Psalm 69:20 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.
30. Arioso
Lamentations 1:12 ... Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow . . .
31. Accompanied recitative
Isaiah 53:8 ... he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgressions
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.
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. 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 of hosts, he is the King of glory.
Mr. Tate
. . . unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee . . .
... let all the angels of God worship him.
Mr. Lebherz
Thou art gone up on high, thou has lead captivity captive: and received gifts for men; yea, even for thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of the preachers.
32. Air
Psalm 16:10
33. Chorus
Psalm 24:7
Psalm 24:8
Psalm 24:9
Psalm 24:10
34. Recitative
Hebrews 1:5
35. Chorus
Hebrews 1:6
36. Air
Psalm 68:18
37. Chorus
Psalm 68:11

38. Air Ms. Golden
Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things. . .
39. Chorus
Romans 10:18 Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.
40. Air and Accompanied recitative Mr. Lebherz
Psalm 2:1 Why do the nations so furiously rage together, . . . why do the people
imagine a vain thing Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord
and his anointed, . . .
41. Chorus
Psalm 2:3
42. Recitative
Psalm 2:4
43. Air
Psalm 2:9
Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us.
He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Mr. Tate
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
You are invited to join Choral Union in singmgthe "Hallelujah" chorus. Please leave the music at the door when exiting.
44. Chorus
Revelation 19:6 Hallelujah: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Revelation 11:15 ... The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ;
and he shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 19:16 ... King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
45. Air
Job 19:25 Job 19:26 I Cor. 15:20
46. Chorus
I Cor. 15:21 I Cor. 15:22
47. Accompanied
ICor. 15:51 ICor. 15:52
48. Air
I Cor. 15:52
I Cor. 15: 53
49. Recitative 1 Cor. 15:54
50. Duet
I Cor. 15: 55 I Cor. 15: 56
51. Chorus ICor. 15: 57
52. Air Romans 8:31 Romans 8: 33 Romans 8: 34
53. Chorus
Revelation 5: 12
Revelation 5: 13
Part III
Ms. Golden
I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though . . . 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.
. . . 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.
recitative Mr. Lebherz
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. For this corruptible must put on incomiption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Ms. Hillhouse
. . . then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Ms. Hillhouse and Mr. Tate
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.
But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ms. Golden
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 . . . maketh intercession for us.
. . . 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 honour, and glory, and blessing.
. . . Blessing, and honour, . . . glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
About The Artists
Thomas Sheets is an accomplished and ver?satile conductor whose achievements in commu?nity chorus leadership, academic instruction, and opera place him in the forefront of all areas of choral artistry.
Appointed Music Director of the University Musical Society Choral Union in 1993, he is the tenth conductor to hold that position in the ensemble's 115-year history. In September, he prepared the Choral Union for three notable performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in the season-opening concerts of the Detroit Sym?phony Orchestra, under the direction of Neeme Jarvi. Before moving to Ann Arbor, he was Associate Conductor of two prominent Southern California choruses, the William Hall Chorale
and the Master Chorale of Orange County, both conducted by his mentor, the distinguished choral conductor William Hall. During that time, he assisted in preparing all the choralorchestral works in the current repertoire, in some instances for performances led by Robert Shaw, Jorge Mester, Joann Faletta, and Michael Tilson-Thomas. In 1988, he served as chorusmaster for Long Beach Opera's highly-acclaimed American premiere of Szymanowski's King Roger, where his efforts on behalf of the chorus received accolades from critics on four continents. He was engaged in the same role in 1992 for that company's avant-garde staging of Simon Boccanegra, where the chorus again received singular plaudits. Thomas Sheets received the degree Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 1988, where he studied with Hans Beer, James Vai, and Rodney Eichenberger; he has also studied voice with Michael Sells, Jonathan Mack, and Thomas Cleveland. Dr. Sheets has held appointments as Director of Choral Activities at several colleges and universities, and is a frequent conference leader and clinician. His editions of choral music are published by Augsburg-Fortress, and he is the author of articles on choral music performance.
Soprano Ruth Golden has earned critical acclaim in opera, on the concert stage and in recital, with a voice that has been described as "lovely, radiant, and lofty in its reach" (San Francisco Chronicle).
During the 1991-92 season, Miss Golden added her tenth Mozart role to her repertoire, singing Donna Elvira for the Anchorage Opera's Don Giovanni, where she appeared during the 1990-91 season as Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. Miss Golden also appeared during the 1991-92 season as Pamina in L'Opera de Quebec's production of Die Zauberflote. In recent seasons, Ruth Golden has appeared frequently with the New York City Opera in roles such as Marguerite in Faust, Mimi in La Boheme, Pamina in Die Zauberflote, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Micaela in Carmen, and Yum-Yum in The Mikado. In addi?tion, on the New York City Opera's visits to
Taiwan, Tampa, and Saratoga, Miss Golden has appeared in The Merry Widow and The Student Prince. Miss Golden was seen in the "Live from Lincoln Center" Die Zauberflote telecast and recently was featured in the PBS special telecast "Masterclass with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf. In addition, Miss Golden has appeared with the Canadian Opera Company, Opera Theater of St. Louis, including the American premiere of Beaut} and the Beast, Wahington Opera at the Kennedy Center, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City.
Miss Golden's many concert and recital appearances include her 1991 appearance at the Kennedy Center honoring David Diamond's 75th Birthday, apppearances with the Phoenix, Springfield and Knoxville Symphonies, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and Mozart's C Minor Mass with the Choral Arts Society of Washington at the Kennedy Center. Miss Golden was featured in Jerome Kern's The Cat and the Fiddle, a Poulenc Gloria telecast from the Los Angeles Music Center, St. Mathew's Passion for the Aspen Music Festival, and numerous performances of Messiah throughout the country. In August 1992, she made her debut at the prestigious Ravinia Festival, and was featured in several recitals and concerts of chamber music. Future engagements include Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony with the Sacramento Symphony, Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio with the Master Chorale of Orange County, a concert of chamber music at the National Academy of Design with Michael Thompson and David Owen Norris, an Affiliate Artists residency in Maryville, Tennessee, and the Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall.
Ruth Golden's many recital appearances include her New York debut recitals at Merkin Concert Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, a 1992 recital opening the Winter Series for the Yale Center for British Art, three appearances for the series presented at the California Institute of Technology, the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, Aspen Music Festival, the Southern California Brahms Festival, and performances in San Francisco, Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia.
Winner of numerous awards, Miss Golden is the 1987 recipient of the George London Career Development Award, the 1985 Musicians Emergency Award, the first prize in both the 1984 Baltimore Opera Competition and the 1984 Center for Contemporary Opera Competition, numerous study grants from the William Sullivan Foundation, and awards in both the San Francisco Opera Merola Program and the Metropolitan Opera Naitional Council Auditions.
Miss Golden's debut recording, Twilight Fancies: Songs of Frederick Delius was released in 1991 by Koch International Classics, followed by a Christmas release of My Own Country: Songs of Peter Warlock. November 1992, marked the release of Miss Golden's Silent Noon: Songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams and her orchestral recording debut with the release of Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios of Rodrigo with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, both discs on Koch International.
These performances of Handel's Messiah mark Miss Golden's second UMS appearance.
Mezzo-Soprano Wendy Hillhouse makes her Ann Arbor debut while keeping a very busy international performance schedule. She recently returned to Europe to sing L'Comte Ory with Opera de Nice after having made her international debut at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona as Lucio Cinna in Mozart's Lucio Silla. In addition, she returned to the Metropolitan Opera last season as Grimgerde in Die Walkure. She joined the roster of the Met in 1986 for Micah in Handel's Samson and has been on the roster ever since for performances and broadcasts of Puritani as Queen Henrichetta and the new production of Walkure. Other recent highlights have included singing in (and recording for Deutsche Grammaphone) Elektra with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony in Carnegie Hall and at Tanglewood, Phedre in Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie with the San Francisco Concert Opera, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte with Opera Company of Philadelphia and Carmen and Ruddigore with the Dallas Lyric Opera.
Recent seasons saw her as Carmen in Oakland, then returning to the Met for the complete Ring Cycle and Suor Angelica. 1990-91 included a Dallas Opera debut in Walkure and performances with the Anchorage Opera as Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro a role
she also sang for Edmonton and Dallas Opera. She returned to Dallas in 1992-93 for Eugene Onegin, L.A. Music Center for The Magic Flute and then to Nashville for Suzuki in Madame Butterfly. She will make her Glyndeboume Festival Opera debut in 1994 as Marcellina.
Elsewhere, she has appeared to critical and popular acclaim with the companies of San Fran?cisco, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Columbus, Pen-nslyvania Opera Theatre, Sacramento, and Concert Opera of San Francisco.
An accomplished concert artist, she has per?formed with the symphony orchestras of Boston, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San Jose, Oakland, and Lansing. Other notable concert appearances have been with Robert Shaw for the Festival for Masses in San Francisco, Midsummer Mozart Festival in San Francisco, Chamber Music West Festival and the Cabrillo Festival.
In the San Francisco Bay area she's sung with the San Francisco Opera Center as Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Emily Dickinson in Vivian Fine's The Women in the Garden, Erminio in Scarlatti's The Triumph of Honor, and Nerillo in Cavalli's L'Ormindo. She has also performed numerous operas with Donald Pippin's Pocket Opera, including L'ltaliana in Algieri, La Perichole, Norma, Anna Bolena, Maria Padilla and Handel's Teseo, Julius Ceasar, Xerses, and Atalanta.
Ms. Hillhouse was the First Place Winner of the Artists Award of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in 1985, and has appeared in recital throughout the United States. She was the Laureate in Voice at France's Academie Maurice Ravel in 1985. She's also won first prizes in numerous vocal competitions, including the Eleanor Steber Competition, the Loren Zachary Society Competition in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Opera Merola Auditions, and the San Francisco Regional Metropolitan Opera Audition. A resident of Redwood City, California, Wendy Hellhouse holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and from the University of California at Berkley.
These performances mark Ms. Hillhouse's UMS debut.
Robert Tate began his career with the San Francisco Opera where he has sung in over
twenty five of that company's productions. The tenor has appeared on the stages of New York City Opera in La Fille du Regiment, The Mikado, Cand-ide, and Brigadoon. With Dallas Opera, Mr. Tate has sung the roles of Belmonte in Die Entfiihrung aus dem Serail and Elvino in Bellini's La Sonnambula. He has also appeared with Portland Opera, Montreal, Connecticut Grand Opera, Wolf Trap, Spoleto, Aspen, Anchorage, Colum?bus and Chicago Opera Theater. International credits include Cosi fan tutte with Daniel Barenboim and the Israel Philhamonic, Die Entfiihrung aus dem Serail in Buxton, England, Ariadne auf Naxos in Trieste and Spoleto, Italy, Don Giovanni with Manitoba Opera and Barbiere di Siviglia in Glyndebourne and in Malaga, Spain. On the concert stage Mr. Tate has sung with the San Francisco, Houston, Denver, San Jose Sym-
phonies, Chicago's City Musick, and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Recent engagements for the Alabama-bom tenor have included II Barbiere di Siviglia and Desert Song with New York City Opera last fall and this month he will sing another Barbiere with Birmingham Opera Theater.
Mr. Tate's Messiah credits included performances with Roger Norrington and the San Francisco Opera and with Nickolas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. These performances mark his UMS debut.
Louis Lebherz has achieved international recognition as a versatile artist, equally at
home on the concert and operatic stages. He has been principal bass with the Los Angeles Music Center Opera since his 1987 debut with the company as Colline in La Boheme and the Grand Inquisitor in Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel. Other notable roles he has performed for the company include the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo, Lodovico in Otello, Dikoj in Kdtya Kabanovd, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, and Neptune in Idomeneo.
Future engagements include debuts in Mon?treal as Banquo in Macbeth and a return to New Orleans as Gremin and Oroveso.
In Europe, Louis Lebherz was principal bass with the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, West Germany, and the Berne Opera in Switzer?land. As a guest artist, he has appeared with the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Sicily as Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra and as Capelio in Capuletti ed Montecchi, at the International Athens Festival as
Zaccaria in Nabucco, Opera de Monte Carlo as Oroveso in Norma, the Scottish Opera as Sarastro in The Magic Flute, and the Geneva Opera. In South America, he was principal bass in Caracas, Venezuela for three seasons singing Sarastro, Sparafucile, and Baldassare in La Favorita.
In North America, Mr. Lebherz has appeared with the Florentine Opera of Milwaukee as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, the Utah Opera as Ramfis in Aida, the Cincinnati Opera as Colline in La Boheme, the Mantioba Opera as Orveso, the Seattle Opera as Fasolt in Das Rheingold, the Pittsburgh Opera as Frere Laurent in Romeo et Juliette, the Dallas Opera as Timur in Turandot, and Metropolitan Opera as the King in Aida. He made his professional debut as Padre Guardiano in La Forza del Destino with Opera Memphis.
On record, he may be heard on CBS Masterworks as Briano in Verdi's Aroldo, and on the Bongiovanni Label as Burbo in Petrella's Jone.
In concert, he has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York as King Marke in Tristan und Isolde and as soloist in the Verdi Requiem with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Giuseppe Patane. In Avery Fisher Hall, he was a soloist with Musica Sacra. He has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Oakland Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, and Roger Wagner Chorale.
These performances mark Mr. Lebherz's UMS debut.
Cherry Rhodes is the first American to win an international organ competition. This honor, awarded in Munich, was followed by another top prize in Bologna. She has played recitals at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and at international organ festivals in Bratislava and Presov (Czechoslovakia), Freiburg, Munich, Numberg, Paris, St. Albans, Luxembourg, and Vienna. In addition to performances in International Bach Festivals in Paris and Marburg, Ms. Rhodes has given Bach recitals throughout the United States and
has performed at numerous national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.
Ms. Rhodes performed the opening recital of the new organ at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has presented solo recitals at Royal Festival Hall (London), Lincoln Center (New York City), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), and the Performing Arts Center in Mil?waukee.
Cherry Rhodes has appeared several times as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, with whom she made her debut at age seventeen. She has also been a soloist with the South German Radio Orchestra, the Chamber Orches-tra of the French National Radio Or-
chestra, the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Phoenix Symphony.
Ms. Rhodes has premiered many contemporary works and numerous composers have written and dedicated works to her. Many of her performances have been broadcast throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. She has recorded for Columbia Records with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Everyone Dance, Miss Rhodes' critically acclaimed solo recording on the Pro Organo label, has been hailed by The American Organist as "A joyous celebrating of unrivaled artistry!"
A graduate of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied under Dr. Alexander McCurdy, Cherry Rhodes received Fulbright and Rockefeller grants for study in Munich and Paris with Karl Richter, Marie-Claire Alain, and Jean Buillou. For two years she was Jean Guillou's assistant at St. Eustache in Paris.
Ms. Rhodes, a member of the organ faculty, is Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Southern California. Many of her students have won awards, grants, and top prizes in competitions both in the United States and Europe. Cherry Rhodes has served as a national and international adjudicator for numerous organ-playing competitions.
Ms. Rhodes makes her UMS debut in these performances.
Harpsichordist Ladd Thomas has been presented in recitals and concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Yugoslavia, Italy, and Mexico. Appearing in the famed music festivals of Spoleto, Italy and Dubrovnik, he has also been featured recitalist at Bach Festivals in Honolulu and Carmel as well as national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists. His two solo recitals at the International Organ Festival in Mexico City were televised live and recorded for use on Mexican Educational Television. He frequently appears with numerous ensembles, playing continuo on both harpsichord and organ.
Dr. Thomas has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (in Ontario, Canada), Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, and the Pasadena, Long Beach and Glendale Symphony Orchestras, performing with conductors Zubin Mehta, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Roger Wagner, William Hall, Richard Lert, Jorge Mester, Eduardo Mata, Boris Brott, and Robert Duerr.
Thomas has recorded on London-Decca with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Angel with the Roger Wagner Chorale, on Summit with the Master Chorale of Orange County, on Owl and Klavier with the William Hall Chorale, and on Avant and Western International with the Los Angeles Brass Society and the Los Angeles Brass Quintet. He recorded for
Columbia with Neil Diamond on The Christmas Album. He also has recorded for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount, Twentieth-Century Fox, and Universal Studios, and can be heard on many sound tracks including Star Trek-the Movie, Ghost, Witches of Eastwick, lronweed, Die Hard, Her Alibi, Beaches, and the hit movie, Home Alone. He has recorded for a documentary of the 1988 Winter Olympics, for the Disney TV channel, and was heard as organist in the television production Grace Kelly, starring Cheryl Ladd, which aired internationally.
Ladd Thomas is Professor of Music and Chair of the Organ Department at the University of Southern California. He is in demand for workshops and master classes for numerous chapters of the American Guild of Organists as well as for various colleges and universities throughout the country.
Thomas holds two degrees from Occi-
dental College a Bachelor of Arts and an honorary Doctor of Music. He also received the degree, Master of Theology from the School of Theology at Claremont, California. He studied piano with Gustav Riherd and Muriel Kerr, and organ with Max Miller, David Craighead, and Clarence Mader.
These performances mark Dr. Thomas's UMS debut.
Thomas Sheets, conductor
David Tang, associate conductor
Donald Bryant, conductor emeritus
Jean Schneider-Claytor, accompanist
Edith Leavis Bookstein, chorus manager
First Sopranos
Marie Ankenbruck-Davis
Patsy Auiler
Janet Bell
Edith Leavis Bookstein
Ann K. Burke
Letitia Byrd
Susan F. Campbell
Young Cho
Tracey N. Conrad
Cassandra Cooper
Kathy Neufeld Dunn
Erica Dutton
Kathryn Foster Elliott
Laurie Erickson
Lori Kathleen Gould
Eleanore Hammett
Loma Young Hildebrandt
Britta Hudson
Julia Jones
Mary B. Kahn
June Krebs
Carolyn Leyh
Kathleen Lin
Elizabeth Macnee
Julie L. Mansell
Amy K. McGee
Loretta 1. Meissner
Christina Miller
Audrey Murray
Madelyn Nichols
Carole Lynch Pennington
Sarah Pollard
Alice Schneider
llene Seltzer
Patricia Tompkins
Susan E. Topol
Margaret Warrick
Rita Whitcomb
Mary Wigton
Linda Kaye Woodman
Karen Woollams
Second Sopranos Debra Joy Allen Marilyn Buss Cheryl Clarkson Dixie Cocagne Patricia Forsberg-Smith Marci Gilchrist Doreen J. Jessen
Ann Kathryn Kuelbs Judy Lehmann Loretta Lovalvo Gabrielle McNally Marilyn Meeker (Catherine Metres Christina Miller Marcia Mitchell Trisha Neff Lydia Nichols Robina Quale Virginia Reese Mary A. Schieve Cynthia Schloesser Virginia Smith Patricia Thompkins Jean Urquhart Catherine Wadhams Barbara Hertz Wallgren Rachelle Barcus Warren Kathleen Young
First Altos
Anne Lampman Abbrecht Yvonne M. Allen Margo Angelini Leslie Austin Barbara J. Baily Angeleen Dahl Barrus Carol A. Beardmore Nancy Wilson Celebi Alice Cemiglia Laura A. Clausen Margaret Counihan Mary C. Crichton Lynne De Benedette Deborah A. Dowson Anna Egert Anne Facione-Russell Marilyn Finkbeiner Martha H. Friedlander Siri Gottlieb Nancy Houk Carol Hurwitz Cinzia Iaderosa Carolyn King Lisa Lava-Kellar Jessica Lind Jeanette Luton Patricia Kaiser McCloud Carol Milstein
Joan Morrison Mary C. Morse Holly Muenchow Lotta Olvegard Marianne Page Julie Ann Ritter Jari Smith Joan Stahman Jane Van Bolt Marianne Webster Susan West Amy White
Second Altos Martha Ause Loree Chalfant Andrea Foote Danielle Galbraith Nancy Heaton Carol Hohnke Maren Jackson Olga Johnson [Catherine Klykylo Sally A. Kope Peggy Lin Frances Lyman Cheryl MacKrell Patricia Marine Lois Nelson Anne Ormand Irene Peterson April Pronk Carol Ann Roseman Carren Sandall Margaret Sharemet Beverly Slater Cynthia Sorensen Kathryn Stebbins Nancy Swauger Alice Warsinski
First Tenors
Charles Cowley
Fr. Timothy J. Dombrowski
Michael J. Dunn
Peter Flintoft
Jerome Galea
Arthur Gulick
Alfred Hero
Forrest Hooper
Thomas Jameson
Robert E. Lewis Paul Lowry Robert MacGregor Eric Millegan Todd Murphy David R. Myatt Steven Pierce Timothy Ryntz Scott Silveira Charles Spargur Paul Taylor
Second Tenors Steve Billcheck Stephen Erickson John W. Etsweiler III Father Marc A. Gawronski Greg Gephart Albert P. Girod, Jr. Donald L. Haworth Ted Hefley T. J. Hmay David A. Jaeger Henry Johnson Martin G. Kope Michael Needham David M. Rumford William Ruszler Henry Schuman Carl R. Smith David Tang Richard E. Ward
First Basses Thomas Batchelor Chris Bartlett Michael Brand Thomas Bress John M. Brueger Edward Curtis John Dryden Stefan Economou C. William Ferguson K. John Jarrett Donald Kenney Joseph J. Kubis Lawrence Lohr Charles Lovelace John Luginsland John MacKrell Robert A. Markley Joseph D. McCadden James McCarthy Sol Men Thomas Morrow William. B. Ribbens David Sandusky Sheldon Sandweiss James C. Schneider John T. Sepp William B. Shannon
Robert Warner Donald Williams
Second Basses James David Anderson William Guy Barast Howard Bond Mark Bonnell Daniel M. Burns, Jr. Kee Man Chang Jerry Cisaruk Charles Cocagne Don Faber Philip J. Gorman Howard Grodman Charles T. Hudson Steve Jones Charles F. Lehmann
Mark K. Lindley William McAdoo W. Bruce McCuaig Gerald Miller Mark C. Persiko Bradley Pritts John P. Schauble Marshall S. Schuster William A. Simpson Jeff Spindler Robert Stawski Robert Strozier Kevin M. Taylor Merrill D. Thomas Terril O. Tompkins John Van Bolt C. Peter Younie
First Violin Stephen Shipps,
Concertmaster Elaine Sargous,
Associate Concenmaster Linda Etter Val Jaskiewicz Priscilla Johnson Katie McLin Amy Natzke Kirsten Yon
Second Violin
Barbara Sturgis-Everett, Principal Lorien Benet Brian Etter Jackie Livesay Laura McGreer Katie Rowan Elizabeth Rust Lisa Tarzia
Kathleen Grimes, Principal Stephen Dyball Katharine Jackson Nathan Peters Phillip Stevens Carolyn Tarzia
Richard Mattson, Principal Margot Amrine Vladimir Babin Carrie Dunning
Karl Blauer, Principal Jim Alberts Jeffifer Bilbie Brad Pfeil
Lorelei Crawford, Principal Jared Hauser Kristin Reinehart Kristin Reynolds
Dean Zimmerman, Principal.
Brian Rood, Principal Darin Kelly
James Lancioni, Principal

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