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10 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, December 5, 1994
The @ffk. of Studeuet A eIvitIes an d Loesi sA
WINTI ERF FS 1995
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) is sponsoring the Second Annual
Winterfest on January 18, 1995. The event will take place in the Michigan Union's Ballroom
and Pendleton Room. Winterfest, a student-organization fair, will allow students the chance
to learn more about student organizations on campus and what they have to offer. In addition,
student groups will have the opportunity to recruit new student members. The registration
deadline for all interested groups is Friday, December 9. There is a $12.00 registration fee
which can be paid at the SAL Office. If you have any questions or need a registration form,
please stop by the SAL Office at 2202 Michigan Union or call 763-5900.

'Messiah' sings Hallelujah!.
Traditional holiday oratorio continues to delight

By SANGITA M. BAXI
When most people think of Handel's "Messiah," the
popular "Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!" comes to
mind. However, as the Choral Union of the University
Musical Society (UMS) and the Ann Arbor Symphony
Orchestra
(AASO) demon-
strated Saturday
Handel's night, the "Mes-
siah" is much
Messiah more than that.
UMS Choral Union, Ann Starting out
Arbor Symphony Orchestra, on a quieter note
Thomas Sheets, conductor and building up
Hill Auditorium to a magnifi-
December 3, 1994 cently grand end-
ing, UMS's
116th annual performance of "Messiah" was stunning. An
array of intermingling sounds, tones, emotions and repeti-
tions, the show brought incredible delight to the audience.
The conductor, Thomas Sheets, directed the AASO
and the UMS with great skill and feeling. Whether it was
interweaving sounds of the orchestra with those of the
Choral Union, or watching a soloist to conduct a cue,
Sheets was precise and exact in his motions. The soloists
also deserve much credit. The work was able to move
from one musical section to another thanks to the move-
ment they provided through recitations and song.
Full of energy and affinity for the score, the AASO
was able to add its power, as well as intricate subtleties, to
the overall impact of "Messiah." Every piece the orches-

tra played was entirely complimentary to the rest of the
group. In particular, Part III, the Air, "... the trumpet shall
sound, and the dead shall be raised / incorruptible, and we
shall be changed" began with a wonderful trumpet solo
full of precise notes and clear tones - very appropriate for
the piece. The mixing of sounds produced by the orchestra*
and the trumpet solo, as well as the baritone soloist (Dean
Peterson), was the right combination - complimentary
and reflective of the words accompanying the Air.
The Choral Union is very skilled dynamically. At one
moment, the singers would sing softly and gently, yet they
would also crescendo to a moment when their voices were
strong and bold. This was especially evident as the verses
changed and the different tones and emotions surfaced.
The "Hallelujah" chorus was full of joy and happiness,
while" ... since by man came death, by man came also the
/ resurrection of the dead" was on a softer, more somber
and more reflective note.
It was the combination of the conductor, the soloists,
the AASO and the Choral Union that made Handel's
"Messiah" the amazing production that it was. There was
an intense weaving of sounds and emotions, and the way
the verses of the "Messiah" are constructed, a simple line
can be repeated over and over again and sound different
with each repetition. Each vocal section starts the line at
a different point, layering and building up to a common
end. So, the final result is an effect of many sounds
merging into one.
An enduring tradition for 116 years, Handel's "Mes-
siah" is a delightful production, and all groups involved
Saturday night completely deserved the standing ovation.

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UM Major Events Office/Div. offStudent Affairs presents
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One of Ann Arbor's greatest celebrations, it is a spirited, rollicking festival that could only
happen here. The Eighteenth Ann Arbor Folk Festival has it all. Part of the ten person line-
up includes Doc Watson who has revolutionized flat picking; Alison Krauss and Union
Station, an amazing fiddler and singer/Grammy award winner; and Ani Difranco, a protest
singer for the nineties. The festival has been voted the best concert of the year twice by the
Michigan Daily. It has sold out in the past, so this is a reminder to get your tickets early.
We will let you know the complete line up at a later date.

TAKE A MEGADOSE OF SOULVITAMINS
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Tickets are on sale now at the
Michigan Union Ticket Office.

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OffIce of Student Adtivities and Leadership (SAL)
ADVANCED EAERS HIP SEMINAR
Are YOU a Junior or Senior who wants to learn rnmre
about leadership?
Have you been involved w/ith a campus organization
this pas t term?
Would you like to discuss how to bufIld a tem, how
values and spirituality relate to leadership and where
leadership comes from?

This funkified power-rock trio from Chicago always gets dedicated and enthusiastic audiences. It's no surprise,
considering the mix of soul-inflected bass, vocals, guitar and funky drumming on their debut album "Fritz." The
record's 16 tracks show that the 'Vitamins definitely wear their influences well; listening to "Fritz" evokes the Red
Hot Chili Peppers and the like. But songs like "If I Were Frank Sinatra," "Chocolate Cake," and "Pretentious
Introspective Love Song" spotlight the band's sense of humor as well as their funkability. And yet their ballads, like
"I've Become So Numb," "Bitter Pill," and "Prom Song" define the Soulvitamins' softer side. All of this talent and
variety hits Ann Arbor today at Rick's. The show gets going at 10 p.m. and tickets are scandalously cheap at the 4
teeny tiny price of $3. So go on, take a megadose of Soulvitamins. It'll cure what ails you.
- Heather Phares

If you've answered 'yes' to any of these questions,
the Advanced Leadership Seminar is for you. It is a
Three Credit, non-graduate course offered through
the Sociology Department. It affords participants
the opportunity to examine their own leadership
skills while also looking at the environment in
which they are leading. The class meets on Tuesdays
between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. If you are interested
in enrolling in the class, come to the Office of
Student Activities and Leadership, 2202 Michigan
Union to get an override. If you have questions,
you can call Tami at 763-5900 or send email to
goodstei@umich.edu. The class is limited to
20 participants.

REGISTRAR'S BULLETIN BOARD1

Touch Tone CRISP
Local off campus: 998-1881

On campus: 8-1881

Long Distance(313) 998-1881

The Office of the Registrar will be closed December 24, 1994 through January 2, 1995
WINTER TERM CLASSES BEGIN THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1995

Winter Term Registration
Withdrawal from Winter
Term (Drop all courses)
FALL TERM GRADES

You may register or drop/add December 12-23 and January 3-25 on
a walk in basis. You can register and drop/add using touch tone.
Call 8-1881 (on campus) or (313) 998-1881. Touch tone will be
available over the winter break.
PLEASE NOTE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGENTS' POLICY,
STUDENTS WHO REGISTER AND SUBSEQUENTLY
WITHDRAW AFTER THE BEGINNING OF CLASSES WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REGISTRATION AND
DISENROLLMENT FEES. THIS ASSESSMENT OF $130.00
FOR WINTER TERM WILL BE MADE REGARDLESS OF
WHETHER OR NOT YOU ATTEND CLASSES.
If you wish to disenroll from Winter term and avoid all charges you
must do so by January 4, 1995. Those who are on campus should
disenroll at CRISP. Anyone not on campus may send a letter to the
University of Michigan, Office of the Registrar, 1524 L.S.A. Bldg.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382, requesting disenrollment from Winter
term. The letter must be postmarked no later than January 4, 1995
to avoid all charges. Disenroll by touch tone: call (313) 998-1881.
The dates to withdraw from Winter Term and pay only a $50
Disenrollment Fee and a $80 Registration Fee are: January 5-25
(before the end of the first three weeks of classes).
We will mail the report of your Fall Term grades to you at your
local (Ann Arbor) address on December 29, 1994. If you are

If your name is Adrienne Young or Stacey Lieberman
you have won free pool in the Michigan Union Games Room
for the week of: 12/5 - 12/12 (Some restrictions apply.)

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