TERRE HAUTE CHORAL SOCIETY

MARIKA KUZMA, DIRECTOR

PRESENTS

MESSIAH

A SACRED ORATORIO

BY G.F. HANDEL

PART I

RECITATIVE, accompanied (Tenor) Comfort ye, comfort ye, 
my people, saith your God; speak ye comfortable to Jerusalem, and cry 
unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned.
 The voice at him that crieth in the wilderness: prepare ye the way of the Lord, 
make straight in the desert a highway for our God 
Isaiah XL,1-3

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

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.
Isaiah XL, 5

RECITATIVE, accompanied (Bass)
Thus saith the Lord of hosts: vet 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. 
Haggai II, 6,7

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.	
Malachi lll, 1

SONG (Bass)
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 lll, 2

RECITATIVE (Alto)
Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name 
Emmanuel: GOD WITH US.	
Isaiah Vll, 14

SONG (Alto) AND CHORUS 
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, Set thee up into the high mountain, 
O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem lift up thy mice 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. 
Isaiah LX, 1

	
RECITATIVE, accompanied (Bass) 
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.
Isaiah LX,2,3

SONG, (Bass) 
The people that walked in darkness haDe seen a great light, and they that 
dwell in the land of the shadow of death, umn them hath the light shined.
Isaiah IX, 6
	
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 Wonderful, Counsellor, 
the mighty Cod, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Isaiah IX, 6

RECITATIVE (Soprano) 
There were shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luke II, 8

RECITATIVE, accompanied (Soprano) 
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 II, 9

RECITATIVE (Soprano)
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 II, 10, 11

RECITATIVE, accompanied (Soprano)
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host,
 praising God, and saying,	
Luke II,13

CHORUS
Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.
Luke II, 14

SONG (Soprano)
	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. Rejoice greatly.
Zechariah IX, 9,10

RECITATIVE (Soprano)
Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.
Isaiah XXXV, 5,6

SONG (Soprano l) 
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 all ye that labour, and are heavv 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 Xl, 28, 29

CHORUS 
His yoke is easy, and his burden is light.
Matthew XI, 30

PART II 

CHORUS 
Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world.
John I, 29

SONG (Alto)
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 his hair; he hid not his face from 
shame and spitting. He was despised.	
Isaiah LIII, 3
Isaiah L, 6

CHORUS 
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: he was 
wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised iniquities, the 
chastisement of our peace was upon him.
And with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah LIII, 4,5

CHORUS 
All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one 
to his own way. And the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah LIII, 6

RECITATIVE, accompanied (Tenor) 
Thy rebuke hath broken his heart, he is full of heaviness: he looked 
for some to have pity on him, but there was no man, neither found he 
any to comfort him.
Psalm LXIX, 21

SONG (Tenor)
Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow.
Lamentations I, 12

RECITATIVE, accompanied (Tenor)
 He was cut off out of the land of the living, for the transgression 
of thy people was he stricken.	
Isaiah LIII, 8

SONG (Tenor) 
But thou didst not leave his soul in hell, nor didst thou suffer thy holy 
one to see corruption.
Psalm XVI, 10

SONG (Alto) 
Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive, and received 
gifts for men, yea even for thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell 
among them.
Psalm LVIII, 18

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. 
Revelation Xl, 15
Revelation XIX, 6, 16

PART III

SONG (Soprano)
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day 
upon the earth: and though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall 
I see God. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.
Job XIX, 25, 26
I Corinthians XV, 20

CHORUS 
Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead, 
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
I Corinthians XV, 21, 22

RECITATIVE, accompanied (Bass) 
Behold I tell 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 Corinthians XV, 51, 52

SONG (Bass)
The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we 
shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal 
must put on immortality. The trumpet shall sound. 
I Corinthians XV, 52, 53

SONG (Tenor)
If God be for us, who can be against us? Who shall lay anything to the charge 
of God's elect?
It is God that justifieth, who is he that condemmeth? It is Christ that died, yea rather 
that is risen again, who is at the right hand of God, who makes intercession for us. 
Romans Vlll, 31, 33, 34


CHORUS 
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by his blood, 
to receive power, and riches, and wisdom and strength, and honour, and glory, 
and blessing. Blessing and honour, glory and power be unto him that sitteth upon 
the throne and unto the Lamb,for ever and ever, Amen.	
Revelation V, 9,12,14
Violin I                 o John Baldwin, Concertmaster
                              o Ingrid Matthews, Principal
                         +   o Gesa Kordes

Violin II             +  o Christopher Verrette
                               o Jennifer Wyon
                               o David Hays

Viola                +  o Marika Fischer-Hoyt, Principal
                           +     Daniel Powers

Cello                    o Adrienne Grossman, Principal
                           +     Stephanie Vial

Bass                        Bradley Anis, Principal

Harpsichord          Dennis Dieken, Principal

Oboe                +     William Denton, Principal
                           +     Tom O'Bannon

Bassoon          +     David Sarachene, Principal
                            +     Anne Bauserman

Trumpet I                 Jonathan Fields, Principal
                                    Stanley Curtis
			
Timpani             +     Douglas Walter, Principal

+ Member of Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra
o Present or former member of Indiana University Baroque Orchestra