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Handel's "Messiah" – Friday, April 20, 2012, 8p.m.

Lawrence Symphony Orchestra &
Viking Chorale, Cantala, Concert Choir
Stephen M. Sieck, conductor


Accompagnato: Comfort ye my people
     Issa Ransom, tenor
Air: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
     Issa Ransom, tenor
Chorus: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
Accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord
     Jack Canfield, bass
Air: But who may abide the day of His coming
     Katy Harth, alto
Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi
Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
     Ally Kunath, alto
Air & Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
     Ally Kunath, alto
Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
     Luke Randall, bass
Air: The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light
     Josh Kowitz, bass
Chorus: For unto us a Child is born
Pifa (Sinfonia Pastorale)
Recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field
     Julia Steiner, soprano
Chorus: Glory to God in the highest
Air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
     Graycie Gardner, soprano
Recitative:Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened
     Ally Kunath, alto
Aria: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd... Come unto Him, all ye that labour
     Ally Kunath, alto... Anna Valcour, soprano
Chorus: His yoke is easy, His burthen is light



Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God
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: All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn
     Issa Ransom, tenor
Chorus: He trusted in God that He would deliver Him
Accompagnato: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
     Ian Koziara, tenor
Arioso: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow
     Ian Koziara, tenor
Accompagnato: He was cut off out of the land of the living
     Clare Bohrer, soprano
Air: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
     Clare Bohrer, soprano
Air: How beautiful are the feet
     Erin K. Bryan, soprano
Chorus: Hallelujah!


Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth
     Tory Wood, soprano
Chorus: Since by man came death
Accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery
     Luke Randall, bass
Air: The trumpet shall sound
     Luke Randall, bass
Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written
     Zoie Reams, alto
Duet: O Death, where is thy sting?
     Zoie Reams, alto & Issa Ransom, tenor
Chorus: But thanks be to God
Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain