Handel's "Messiah" – Friday, April 21, 2017, 8p.m.

Lawrence Symphony Orchestra &
Viking Chorale, Cantala, Concert Choir
Mark Dupere, conductor

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Sinfonia (Overture)
Accompagnato: Comfort ye my people
     Luke Honeck, tenor
Air: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
     Luke Honeck, tenor
Chorus: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
Accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord
     John Perkins, bass
Air: But who may abide the day of His coming
     Deme Hellwig, alto
Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi
Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
     Clover Austin-Muehleck, alto
Air & Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
     Clover Austin-Muehleck, alto
Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
     Alex Quackenbush, bass
Air: The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light
     Alex Quackenbush, bass
Chorus: For unto us a Child is born
Pifa (Sinfonia Pastorale)
Recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field
     Clio Briggs, soprano
Accompagnato: And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them
     Clio Briggs, soprano
Recitative: And the angel said unto them
     Clio Briggs, soprano
Accompagnato: And suddenly there was with the angel
     Clio Briggs, soprano
Chorus: Glory to God in the highest
Air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
     Froya Olson, soprano
Recitative:Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened
     Keira Jett, alto
Aria: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd
     Keira Jett, alto & Nicki Puskar, soprano
Chorus: His yoke is easy, His burthen is light



: Behold the Lamb of God
Air: He was despised and rejected of men
     Shaye Swanson, alto
Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows!
Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed
Chorus: All we, like sheep, have gone astray
Accompagnato: He was cut off out of the land of the living
     Luke Honeck, tenor
Air: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
     Luke Honeck, tenor
Air: Why do the nations so furiously rage together
     John Perkins, bass
Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder
Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven
     Luke Honeck, tenor
Air: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron
     Luke Honeck, tenor
Chorus: Hallelujah!


Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth
     Nicki Puskar, soprano
Chorus: Since by man came death
Accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery
     Erik Nordstrom, bass
Air: The trumpet shall sound
     Erik Nordstrom, bass
Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass
     Deme Hellwig, alto
Duet: O Death, where is thy sting?
     Deme Hellwig, alto & Luke Honeck, tenor
Chorus: But thanks be to God
Air: If God be for us, who can be against us?
     Martha Hellermann, soprano
Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain