Messiah Sunday, December 5, 2010


Messiah Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Presentation of G. F. Handel’s Oratorio “Messiah”

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, Iowa

 – Part I and “Hallelujah” Chorus

    I.      Overture – Sinfonia 

   II.      Accompanied Recitative (Tenor) - Comfort Ye

  III.      Air (Tenor) -Every Valley Shall Be Exalted 

 IV.      Chorus - And the Glory of the Lord

  V.      Accompanied Recitative (Bass) -Thus Saith the Lord           

  VI.      First Reading (Malachi 3: 2-3, Isaiah 7: 14/ Matthew 1:23)Ken Wymore, Reader

 VII.      Air (Alto) and Chorus - O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion

VIII.      Accompanied Recitative (Bass) - For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth 

   IX.     Second Reading (Isaiah 9: 2; 60: 20)Ken Wymore, Reader 

    X.     Chorus - For Unto Us a Child Is Born 

   XI.     Pastoral Symphony

  XII.     Recitative (Soprano) – a) There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field 

                                              b) And Lo, the Angel of the Lord Came upon Them

XIII.      Recitative (Soprano) - And the Angel Said unto Them

XIV.      Recitative (Soprano) - And Suddenly There Was with the Angel

 XV.      Glory to God (Chorus)

XVI.      Third Reading (Zechariah 9: 9, 10;   Isaiah 35: 5, 6)Ken Wymore, Reader

XVII.     Air (Alto and Mezzo Soprano - Version II) - He Shall Feed His Flock like a Shepherd

XVIII.    Fourth Reading (Romans 10:15, 18; Revelation 5:  13)Ken Wymore, Reader

XIX.      Chorus - Hallelujah   


Taemin Han, Director

Dr. Kui-Im Lee, Organist and Rehearsal Accompanist

The Westminster Chancel Choir and Associate Members 

Lindsay Smith – Soprano, Nora Kischer-Browne - Mezzo Soprano

Corrine Yarwood – Alto, Joel Harris – Tenor, Neal Peterson – Bass 

Amy Anderson, Michaela Ganson – Violin; Andrew Steffen – Viola

Jesse Luke – Cello, Riley Scheetz – Double Bass; Billy Jones, Cassie Frost – Oboe

Jeff McKelvie, Marlow Gray – Trumpet; Scott Cose – Timpani

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Sinfonia (Grave)

Accompanied Recitative - Comfort ye, my people (Joel Harris, tenor)

Air - Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (Joel Harris, tenor)


 Chorus - And the glory of the Lord


Accompanied Recitative - Thus saith the Lord (Neal Peterson, bass)  


 Air and Chorus - O thou that tellest good tidings to zion (Corrine Yarwood, alto)


Accom. Recit. -  For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (Neal Peterson, bass)


Chorus - For unto us a Child is born 


Pastoral Symphony  

Recitatives - There were shepherds abiding in the field, And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, And the angelsSaid unto them, And suddenly there was with the angel (Lindsay Smith, soprano)

Chorus - Glory to God 

Air - He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (Corrine Yarwood-alto, Nora Kischer-Browne, mezzo soprano) 


Hallelujah Chorus 


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