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Archive for December, 2009

Ep. 109 – A Christmas Without Snow part 3

Posted in drama, television on December 21st, 2009 by admin

When the choir member who damaged the pipe organ confesses, other members work to restore the organ in time for the Messiah, but another emergency might cancel the performance anyway. Part 3 of 3.

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John Houseman Obituary @New York Times
The Cradle Will Rock @Wikipedia

Ep. 108 – A Christmas Without Snow part 2

Posted in drama, television on December 14th, 2009 by admin

As rehearsals continue, two choir members leave, two strike up a romance, one loses a loved one and another is accused of a destructive act that changes the sound of the group. Part 2 of 3.

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James Cromwell @IMDB

Ep. 107 – A Christmas Without Snow part 1

Posted in drama, television on December 7th, 2009 by admin

A newly-divorced mother (Michael Learned) trying to build a new life in San Francisco joins an inner-city church choir led by a demanding director (John Houseman) taking his motley group through Handel’s Messiah. Part 1 of 3. 1980.

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Handel’s Messiah @Wikipedia
the-waltons.com
“The Paper Chase” @Wikipedia
(Correction: CBS cancelled “The Paper Chase” before this movie aired, though Houseman had been established as a well-known personality. The series found its success after being picked up by the cable network Showtime.)