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Poster

Next concert

Our next concert is Saturday, November 12 at 8pm in Kresge Auditorium. Free tickets are available via Eventbrite with an MIT email address (or $5 general admission). A live stream of the concert will also be available.

Program

  • Handel, Messiah
    Part one
    1. Sinfonia (Overture)
    2. Comfort ye my people (recitative)
    3. Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (aria)
    4. And the glory of the Lord (chorus)
    5. Thus saith the Lord (recitative)
    6. But who may abide the day of his coming? (aria)
    7. And he shall purify (chorus)
    8. Behold, a virgin shall conceive (recitative)
    9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (aria, chorus)
    10. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (recitative)
    11. The people that walked in darkness (aria)
    12. For unto us a child is born (chorus)
    13. Pifa (“Pastoral Symphony”)
      1. There were shepherds abiding in the field (recitative)
      2. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them (recitative)
    14. And the angel said unto them (recitative)
    15. And suddenly there was with the angel (recitative)
    16. Glory to God (chorus)
    17. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (aria)
    18. Then shall the eyes of the blind (recitative)
    19. He shall feed his flock (aria)
    20. His yoke is easy, and his burthen is light (chorus)
    Part two
    1. Behold the Lamb of God (chorus)
    2. He was despised (aria)
    3. Surely he hath borne our griefs (chorus)
    4. And with his stripes we are healed (chorus)
    5. All we like sheep have gone astray (chorus)
    6. All they that see him laugh him to scorn (recitative)
    7. He trusted in God (chorus)
    8. Thy rebuke hath broken his heart (recitative)
    9. Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (aria)
    10. He was cut off out of the land of the living (recitative)
    11. But thou dists not leave his soul in hell (aria)
    12. Lift up your heads, O ye gates (chorus)
    13. Unto which of the angels said he at any time (recitative)
    14. Let all the angels of God worship him(chorus)
    15. Thou art gone up on high (aria)
    16. The Lord gave the word (chorus)
    17. How beautiful are the feet (aria)
    18. Their sound is gone out (chorus)
    19. Why do the nations so furiously rage together? (aria)
    20. Let us break their bonds asunder (chorus)
    21. He that dwelleth in heaven (recitative)
    22. Thou shalt break them (aria)
    23. Hallelujah (chorus)

Additional information

Rehearsal schedule: MW 7–9:30pm, 26-100.
Auditions will be held on the first day of rehearsals (Wednesday, September 7, 2016).