The Majesty and Glory of Handel's Messiah


52nd Season

The Majesty and Glory
of Handel's Messiah

Fum, Fum, Fum - Strings                                                     arr. Douglas Smith

The Majesty and Glory of Your Name (Psalm 8)               Tom Fettke
Choir and Strings

Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King                        Moses Hogan

Messiah                                                                   George Frideric Handel

Jenifer Curts, Soprano                  Robert Nickora, Tenor 

Joxwlyn Urmanic, Mezzo Soprano          Paul Cote’ Baritone     

Part One: The Prophecy and Promise of the Redeeming Messiah

1. Sinfony “Overture”

Scene One: God’s Comforting Promise
2. Comfort Ye my people – Recitative for Tenor 
3. Ev’ry valley shall be exalted – Aria for Tenor 
4. And the glory of the Lord – Chorus

Scene Two: The Purifying Messiah
5. Thus saith the Lord – Recitative for Bass 
6. But who may abide the day of His coming? – Aria for Bass 
7. And He shall purify – Chorus

Scene Three: God’s Glory Comes Through a Virgin
8. Behold, a virgin shall conceive – Aria for Mezzo Soprano  
9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion – Aria for Alto and Chorus

Scene Four: From Darkness Comes the Light of the World
10. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth – Recitative for Bass  
11. The people that walked in darkness – Aria for Bass 
12. For unto us a Child is born - Chorus


Scene Five: The Christmas Story
13.  Pifa “Pastoral Symphony”
14a. There were shepherds abiding in the field – Recitative for Soprano 
14b. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them – Recitative for Soprano  
15.   And the angel said unto them – Recitative for Soprano 
16.   And suddenly there was with the angel – Recitative for Soprano 
17.  Glory to God – Chorus

Scene Six: Christ, the Shepherd-King’s Ministry on Earth
18. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion – Aria for Soprano 
19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened- Aria for Alto
20. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd – Aria for Alto and Soprano
21. His yoke is easy, and His burden is light – Chorus
44. Hallelujah – Chorus

Do You Hear What I Hear?                                              Craig Courtney
Choir and Strings
Sophie Ward, Soprano          Isabel Huffaker, Alto

Deck the Halls                                                                arr. Douglas Smith

The Majesty and Glory of Handel's Messiah Christmas 2019

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