The Bell Telephone Hour

Season 2 Episode 5

The Gift of Music

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Dec 18, 1959 on NBC
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The Gift of Music
Hosted by Thomas Mitchell with performance for Christmas by Rosemary Clooney, Lisa della Casa, Giorgio Tozzi, Penny Ambrose, The Lennon Sisters, Harry Simeone Chorale, Little Singers of Paris and the Agnes DeMille Dance Theatre. Highlights: The "Little Singers of Paris" sing delighful French songs. Georgio Tozzi and Lisa Della Casa ring out with old English standards like "Deck the Halls" and "Greensleeves". Rosemary Clooney and the Lennon Sisters do justice to a group of popular American Christmas standbys from "Jingle Bells", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", to "Silver Bells". One of Ihe loveliest segments is a sensitive little dance-pantomime about the Nativity, based on an English 14th century legend by the Agnes De Mille dance group, that's played against the voice of Tozzi and the choir.moreless

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