Handel 2

You can HANDEL it!
Gwen Gould, conductor
photo: Roy Volkmann
Saturday, December 21, 2013
at 4 pm
The First Presbyterian Church
4th & Warren Streets, Hudson, NY
Admission: $15

Sponsored by
The Friends of the First Presbyterian Church
(Please consider an additional donation
to help them restore the beautiful rose window)


The Gould Ensemble:
Miriam Shapiro & Cindy Ogulnick, violins
Shai Lev, viola
Lucy Bardo, cello
Gili Melamed-Lev, piano

Take a Seat student participants:

Austin Baggetta
Megan Bouyea
Michaela Burton
Rachel Eager
Sean Jones
Sam Nunziata
Ashley Parsons
Steve Ramsingh
Alisha Secor
Sarina Xin
Sue Chrzan (teacher & coach)

Sam Dalton
Brianna Kutz
Madison Shanley

Matt Goldberg
Erin Levesque
Meghan Mercier
Taylor Shanley
Tallis Warren

Many thanks to Sue Chrzan, string teacher from Columbia High School in East Greenbush, and to Jean Waggoner, string teacher from Chatham High School, for coordinating the participation of their students!

Nellie Rustick, soprano
Mary Deyerle Hack, alto
John Davey, tenor
Charles Perry Sprawls, bass-baritone


as the CHORUS

(Watkins Shaw Edition-Scores provided)

Tenor Recitative – Comfort ye
Tenor Air – Every Valley
CHORUS – And the Glory of the Lord
Bass Recitative – Thus Saith the Lord
Alto Air (ver I) – But who may abide
Bass air – For he is like a refiner’s fire
CHORUS – And he shall purify
Alto Recitative – Behold a virgin shall conceive
Alto Air & CHORUS – O Thou that tellest


Bass Recitative – For behold, darkness
Bass Air – The people that walked (ALL MEN with soloists)
CHORUS – For unto us is born
Pastoral Symphony (all singers humming)
Soprano Recitative – There were shepherds / And lo the angel
Soprano Recitative – And the angel said unto them
Soprano Recitative – And suddenly there was with the angel
CHORUS – Glory to God
Soprano Air – Rejoice Greatly
Alto Recitative – Then shall the eyes of the blind
Air (ver II) – He shall feed his flock (ALL WOMEN with soloists)
CHORUS – His yoke is easy
CHORUS – Hallelujah

*movements in bold print for audience participation