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Thu, 04 Dec 2003 4:01:00 pm . . . . Tom Dobes [copy/paste of the program]

Changes by last author:

The 2nd and 3rd hour choirs will perform Handel's Messiah.

Accompaniment will be played live for solos and pre-sequenced for choral sections.


== Contest Concert, Part II˙2˙> April 15th, 2004˙3˙> Reinhart Auditorium˙4˙> 7:30 PM ==

* Introductory Remarks Roger Emig

= The Messiah, by George F. Handel =

* Overture Pictures collected by Tom Dobes

* "Comfort Ye My People" (Recitative accompanied) Nolan Buck

:Comfort ye, 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 pardoned.

: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" (Air for tenor) Nolan Buck

:Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low; the crooked and the straight, and the rough places plain.

* "And the Glory of the Lord" 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.

* "Thus Saith The Lord" (Recitative accompanied) Matt Sopko

: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, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; Behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.

* "But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming" (Air for Bass) Roger Emig

:But who may abide the day of His coming, and who shall stand when He appeareth?

:For He is like a refiner's fire.

* "And He Shall Purify" Chorus

:And He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

* "Behold! A Virgin Shall Conceive" (Recitative for alto) Jacqueline Hartford

: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" (Air for alto) Lauren Rees/Chorus

:O thou that tallest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain; O thou that tallest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up they 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.

* "For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth" (Recitative for bass) Roger Emig

: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" (Air for bass) Randy Johnson

: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 hat the light shined.

* "For Unto us A Child Is Born" 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 the Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the prince of Peace.

== ****Intermission**** ==

* Pastoral Symphony Picture by Tom Dobes

* "There Were Shepherds Abiding In The Field" (Recitative for soprano) Melinda Reinhart

:There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night.

* "And Lo! The Angel of the Lord Came Upon Them" Melinda Reinhart

: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" (Recitative for soprano) Melinda Reinhart

: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" (Recitative for soprano) Jenni Festa

:And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying:

* "Glory to God" Chorus

:Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.

* "Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion!" (Air for soprano) Jenni Mustafa

:Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold,thy king cometh unto thee.

:He is the righteous Saviour, and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.

* "Then Shall The Eyes of the Blind be Opened" (Recitative for alto) Melissa Paniaguas

:Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;

:Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.

* "He Shall Feed His Flock" (Air for alto) Samantha Loo

: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" (Air for soprano) Rebecca Longacre

:Come unto Him, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and He shall 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 Burthen is Light"

:His Yoke is easy and His burthen is Light.

* "He Was Despised" (Air for alto) Rebecca Ternes

: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.

* Hallelujah Chorus

: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, Hallelujah!