CBC Television Network


Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1962 to 1967

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired at various times from February 1962 to September 1967

This half hour program was dedicated to complete performances rather than offering long introductions to the Classical music played each week. It was produced in Montreal in the first year, and later in Edmonton when the show aired on Sunday mornings. Some of the musicians featured: harpist Lise Nadeau, pianists Ronald Turini, Marek Jablonski; tenor Leopold Simoneau, soprano Pierette Alarie, cellist Zara Nelsova, flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal, contralto Maureen Forrester and the Montreal Baroque Trio. Producer, Franz Kraemer.

During the summers of 1966 and 1967, the show was moved to Sunday mornings and produced by Francois Provencier in Quebec City. Featured performers included Micheline Robitaille and Leonard Bilodeau and the Laval University Renaissance choir.

The Edmonton production led by Armand Baril, featured host Dennis Woodrow. The format was light classical with some Debussy and Mozart in the mix plus conversation.

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005