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Season 5 (NBC) (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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NBC

5.01 [47] SHOW #1 AMERICAN COLLEGE CONCERT
62-2061
24Sep1962
Directed by Sid Smith
Produced by Dan Lounsbery
Executive producer, Barry Wood
Conductor, Donald Voorhees
Choreographer, Buster Venho
Announcer, Mel Brandt
The Bell Telephone Orchestra,
The Buster Davis Singers
starring
Janet Blair
Robert Merrill
Roberta Peters
Byron Janis
Rudolf Nureyev
Lupe Serrano
The Brothers Four

Highlights:
Nureyev with Lupe Serrano perform "Le Corsaire Pas de Deux".
Janet Blair sings "I Have Dreamed".
Bryon Janis play a Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3.
Roberta Peters and Robert Merrill perform two arias and duet on "Una voce poco fa" from "The Barber of Seville".
The Brothers Four remembering the college campus time with folksongs.

5.02 [48] Salute to the 1962 Broadway season
62-2329
22Oct1962
Directed by Sid Smith
Produced by Dan Lounsbery
Executive producer, Barry Wood ; conductor, Donald Voorhees ; choreography, James Starbuck ; La sylphide pas de deux [ballet segment choreography] by Bournonville.
The Bell Telephone Orchestra, The Buster Davis Singers
Hosted by Robert Goulet
with performances by
Cyril Ritchard
Barbara Cook
Martyn Green
pianist Claudio Arrau
ballet stars Carla Fracci
and Erik Bruhn.

Highlights:
Barbara Cook with Robert Goulet and the Bell Telephone Hour Chorus): "Lovely" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim, "The Simple Joys of Maidenhood" from Camelot, "The Sweetest Sounds" & "Loads of Love" from No Strings, "Nobody Told Me" from No Strings, "That was Yesterday" from Milk and Honey
Concert pianist Claudio Arrau plays the third movement of Beethoven's "Concerto No. 8 in E-Flat".
Robert Goulet sings "What Kind of Fool Am I".
Carla Fracci and Erik Bruhn dance a pas de deux from the seldom performed "La Sylphide".

5.03 [49] SHOW #3
62-2582
22Nov1962
Written by Lucille Kallen
Directed by Sid Smith
Produced by Dan Lounsbery
Executive producer, Barry Wood
conductor, Donald Voorhees
choreographed by Carol Haney
announcer, Mel Brandt.
Hosted by Martha Wright
with performances by
John Raitt
Carl Sandburg
Mahalia Jackson
Grant Johannesen
Tad Tadlock
Tommy Rall
and The West Point Cadet Glee Club.
with The Bell Telephone Orchestra, The Buster Davis Singers

Highlights:
Mahalia Jackson sings "How Great Thou Art", "The Lord is My Light," "Bless This House" and "I'm Grateful".
Grant Johannesenn plays D'Indy's "Symphone on a French Mountain Air".
Martha Wright and John Raitt sing "Thanks a Million" and "The Best Things in Life are Free".
The West Point Cadet Glee Club sings in patriotic tribute.
Songs include "America Began Young", "Tra-la-la-la-loo", "I Will Follow You", "Come Ye Faithful People Come" and "America the Beautiful".

5.04 [50] SHOW #4
62-2803
23Dec1962
Written by Lucille Kallen
Directed by Sid Smith
Produced by Dan Lounsbery
Executive producer, Barry Wood
Conductor, Donald Voorhees
Choreographed by John Butler, Andre Eglevsky
Announcer, Mel Brandt.
An Old-fashioned Christmas
Hosted by Jane Wyatt
with performances by
Florence Henderson
Earl Wrightson
Mildred Miller
Roberta Lubell
Michael Maule
Buffalo Bills Chorus
and the Roger Wagner Chorale.

Highlights:
Florence Henderson & Earl Wrightson sing "Deck the Halls".
Florence sings "The Christmas Song"
The Bell Telephone Chorus sings "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing".
Buffalo Bills Chorus performs "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen".
Earl Wrightson performs "Let it Snow".
Florence, Earl and the Chorus sing "Let's Have an Old-Fashioned Christmas".
Florence and Earl sing "Joy to the World".
Mildred Miller sings "O Little Town of Bethlehem".
Earl Wrightson and the Chorus sing "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear".
Florence sings "The Christmas Waltz".
The Buffalo Bills, Florence, Earl and the Bell Telephone Chorus do a medley of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".

The Bell Telephone Orchestra, The Buster Davis Singers.

5.05 [51] SHOW #5
63-126
18Jan1963
Written by David Greggory
Directed by Sid Smith
Produced by Dan Lounsbery
Executive producer, Barry Wood
Conductor, Donald Voorhees
Choreography by Bill Foster
Apollo [ballet segment] choreographed by George Balanchine
Announcer, Mel Brandt.
starring
Patti Page
Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians
Jacques d'Amboise
Melissa Hayden
Jillana
Patricia Neary
Jean Casadesus

Highlights:
The theme of the show is classics, first up is Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians.
Waring's 20-voice chorus and 20-man orchestra trout out things like "Dry Bones" , "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" and "So Beats My Heart For You" with Leonard Kranendonk the soloist on "I Believe" and Lette Rehnolds on "I'll Walk Alone".
Featured in "So Beats My Heart For You" is Herma Loy Elliott, an ex-Miss New Mexico.
Pianist Jean Casadesus plays Debussy's Prelude No. 12 ("Feux d'Artifice") and the third movement of Saint Saens' Concerto No. 2.
The Greek classics provide the ballet "Apollo" with Stravinsky music and the dancing of Jacques D'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, Jillana and Patricia Neary.
Then Patti Page drops in with popular classics such as "Buttons and Bows", "Manana" and "Tennessee Waltz".
The Waring group winds up with "America the Beautiful".

5.06 [52] SHOW #6
63-258
04Feb1963
Directed by Sid Smith
Produced by Dan Lounsbery
Executive producer, Barry Wood
Conductor, Donald Voorhees
Choreographer, Buster Venho
Announcer, Mel Brandt.
"Music Is Better Than Words"
Hosted by Pat Boone
with performances by
coloratura Joan Sutherland
pianist John Browning
singer Mindy Carson
ballet dancers Erik Bruhn
and Sonia Arova
The Bell Telephone Orchestra, The Buster Davis Singers

Highlights:
Pat Boone starts off with a clarinet and muted trumpet to help him sing "Soft Lights and Sweet Music".
Sonia Arova and Erik Bruhn with the Black Swan pas de deux from "Swan Lake".
Joan Sutherland performs two arias from Bellini's "La Sonnambula".
John Browning plays Brahms "Concerto no. 1. op. 15 in D minor.
Mindy Carson sings "My Funny Valentine".
Pat Boone sings "Days of Wine & Roses".
Pat & Mindy perform a medley of songs, one leading into the other and ending with a rousing "Mandy".

5.07 [53] SHOW #7
63-530
13Mar1963
Directed by Sid Smith
Produced by Dan Lounsbery
Executive producer, Barry Wood
Conductor, Donald Voorhees
Choreographer, Buster Venho
Announcer, Mel Brandt.
Host Steve Lawrence
starring
Eydie Gorme
violinist Erica Morini
singer-dancer-actress Carol Lawrence
pianist Matt Mattox
Opera singer Leontyne Price
The Bell Telephone Orchestra, The Buster Davis Singers.

Highlights:
Leontyne Price performs Verdi's "Il Trovatore, Tacea la notte... Di tale amor Vanne, lasciami... D'amor sull'ali rosee.
Steve and Edyie duet with "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing", "High Low", "I'm In Heaven", "Somthing's Gotta Give" and "Would You Like to Take a Walk?".
Carol Lawrence and Matt Mattox do "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You".

5.08 [54] SHOW #8
63-757
11Apr1963
Directed by Sid Smith
Produced by Dan Lounsbery
Executive producer, Barry Wood
Conductor, Donald Voorhees
Choreographer, Buster Venho
Pas de trois [ballet segment] choreography by George Balanchine
Announcer, Mel Brandt.
starring
Harry Belafonte
guitarist Andrés Segovia
Opera singer Birgit Nilsson
ballet dancers Patricia Wilde
Patricia McBride
and Edward Villella
The New York City Ballet
The Belafonte Singers
The Bell Telephone Orchestra, The Buster Davis Singers.

Highlights:
Harry and a teenaged chorus open singing "Sit Down".
Andres Segovia plays three selections concluding with Donald Voorhees and the Orchestra, the final movement of Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Concerto in D Major."
Harry Belafonte sings "Try to Remember", "Who's Gonna Be Your Man" and "Amen".
Birgit Nilsson performs "In Questa Reggia" from Puccini's "Turandot" and "Elisabeth's Prayer" from Wagner's "Tannhauser".
Patricia McBride and Edward Villella dance a pas de trois from Balanchine's "Paquita".
 
 
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