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MESSIAH

An Oratorio by George F. Handel

 

Nashville Community Choir

Michael Runyan, Principal Conductor

Norman Tolk, Co-founder and Conductor Emeritus

 

The 2023 Season – Program Three

Sunday, December 10, at 7 p.m.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Green Hills Chapel

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MICHAEL RUNYAN, Conductor

soloists in order of appearance:

GLENN MARBLE, Tenor

KATIE RIGGS, Soprano

DAVID KINMAN, Bass

LINDA NEWBY, Alto

LYNNE REITER, Alto

JANNA LANDRY, Alto

LORI JOFFS, Soprano

RILEY JOFFS, Soprano

JODI HILL, Alto

ANGIE OWENS, Soprano

SCOTT OWENS, Tenor

JAMES OWNBY, Trumpet

SINFONIA (Overture) [1] p. 3 Schirmer Edition

 

RECITATIVE (Tenor) [2] p. 7  

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.  (Isaiah 40:4)

 

AIR (Soprano) [3] p.10   

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight and the rough places plain.  (Isaiah 40:4)

 

CHORUS [4] p. 16

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.  (Isaiah 40:5)

 

RECITATIVE (Bass) [5] p.24  

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.  (Haggai 2:6,7; Malachi 3:1)

 

AIR (Alto) [6] p. 27  

But who may abide the day of His coming, and who shall stand when He appeareth?  For He is like a refiner's fire.  (Malachi 3:2)

 

RECITATIVE (Alto) [8] p.47

Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel; God with us.  (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23)

 

AIR (Alto) [9] p. 47 and CHORUS p. 54

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain.  O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, 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.    (Isaiah 40:9, 60:1)

 

CHORUS [12] p. 66

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 Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

 

PIFA (Pastoral Symphony) [13] p. 77

 

RECITATIVE (Soprano) [14] p. 79  

There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks 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.  (Luke 2:8,9)

 

RECITATIVE (Soprano) [15] p. 80  

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 Savior, which is Christ the Lord.  (Luke 2:10,11)

 

RECITATIVE (Soprano) [16] p. 81  

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying: (Luke 2:13)

 

CHORUS [17] p. 82

Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth goodwill toward men.  (Luke 2:14)

 

AIR (Soprano) [18] p. 87  

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Shout, O daughter   of Jerusalem!  Behold, thy King cometh unto thee!  He is the righteous Savior, and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.  (Zechariah 9:9,10)

 

AIR (Alto) [20] p. 94  

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 young.  (Isaiah 40:11)

 

AIR (Soprano) [20] p. 96  

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.  (Matthew 11:28,29)

 

CHORUS [24] p. 113

Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.  (Isaiah 53:4)

 

AIR (Tenor) [27] p. 131  

All they that see him, laugh him to scorn.  (Psalms 22:7)

 

CHORUS [28] p. 132

He trusted in God that he would deliver him. (Psalm 22:8)

 

CHORUS [33] p. 144

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.  (Psalm 24: 7-10) 

 

CHORUS [44] p. 193

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 forever and ever.  King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.  Hallelujah!  (Revelations 19:6, 11:15, 19:16)

 

RECITATIVE (Bass) [47] p. 214  

Behold, I shew 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.   (I Cor. 15:51)

 

AIR (Bass and Trumpet) [48] p. 214  

For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (I Cor. 15:52, 53)

 

CHORUS [53] p. 237

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.  And hast redeemed us to God by His blood.  Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.  Amen.  (Revelations 5:12, 9, 13)


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Linda Newby

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Lynne Reiter

ALTO

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Janna Landry

ALTO

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Lori Joffs

SOPRANO

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Glenn Marble

TENOR

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Katie Riggs

SOPRANO

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David Kinman

BASS

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Riley Joffs

SOPRANO

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Jodi Hill

ALTO

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Angie Owens

SOPRANO

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Scott Owens

TENOR

SOPRANOS  Beverly Anderson, Maddie Brasher, Keoni Brooks, Vanessa Brown, Angela Davis, Jenelle Dolan, Kaylee Gibbs, Martha Henley, Jodi Hill, Lori Joffs, Riley Joffs, Alisa Jorstad, Robbie Gean Miller, Angie Owens, Katie Riggs, Samantha Fedor, Lori Vaz, 

 

ALTOS  Anna Albanese, Adriana Allan, Anne Clark, Bella Delahunty, Camille Delahunty, Charlotte Gibbs, Katie Holder, Janna Landry, Alyssa Martin, Linda Newby, Lynne Reiter, Celeste Robins, Ursula Roden, Pam Runyan, Latisha Shields 

 

TENORS  John Addison, Nick Barton, Thomas Delahunty, Matthew Gibson, David Kinman, Glenn Marble, Lynn Perkes

BASSES  Joseph Cowden, Randall Davis, Clayton Gibbs, Bruce Libonn, Larry, Lohr, Ben Meek, Scott Owens, Kenith Robins, Adam Wilczek

Orchestra

First Violin

Rose Edgerton, Aubree Stevens, Vanessa Villanueva

 

Second Violin

Samantha Fedor, Maylee Robbins, Grace Daniels

 

Viola

Matt Propst, Jennifer Lash

 

Cello

Spencer Robbins

 

Contrabass

Matt Gibson

 

Flute

Alondra Miller, Ann Trubey

 

Oboe

Cynthia Taylor

 

Clarinet

Kitty Purdon, Sarah Whittin

 

Trumpet

James Ownby

 

Keyboards

Pamela Runyan

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