Some interesting movies have been made in Europe about boys
choirs. The movies have been of uneven quality, but do show some
details about the cotumes worn by choirs in the various countries. The films
reflect the various costumes worn by the choirs in the various countries,
including sailor suits, short pants, lederhosen, liturgical vestments, and other outfits.
The various movies dealt with all sorts of themes, both religious and
secular. The love of music is one popular contining theme. A 199? English film dealt with the intricaies of tunning a choir in a great cathedral. The difficulties of
qualifying for a choir, the dedication of the choir master, and relationships and
mischieviouness of the boys are continuing themes. The choir costumes sometimes
are involved with the theme.
The few films I know about at this time shows the boys wearing a variety
of costumes, including large bows, white shirts, black short pants, white
kneesocks, sailor suits, lederhosen, liturgical vestments, and other outfits worn by the choristers.
Some choirs used to have traveling uniforms such as lederhosen or even
sailor suits. Now many choirs just let the boys wear there regular clothes
The movies have been of uneven quality. Few will qualify as notable films. Some are indeed have rather poor producyion values. The films do, however, show some details about the performance costumes worn by the boys.
HBC will list choir movies alphabetically here for ease of access. If you do not know the title, you can peruse the various country lists which may make them easier to find as the individual country lists are shorter than the overall films. HBC is listing documentaries along with the major feature films. We are including films about choirs as well as movies in which choirs are featured. This appears to be a topic which was of greater interest before the 1970s. We have noted few recent films about choirs, the British made for TV serial The Choir being a notable exception.
Boy choirs are important in several countries. Each of these countries have both feature films and domumentaries on these choirs. The films listed here are both American and foreign films. The documentaries, however, are mostly American or English. While there have been relatively few American films, there have been several European movies. We are including films about choirs as well as movies in which choirs are featured. This appears to be a topic which was of greater interest before the 1970s. We have noted few recent films about choirs, the British made for TV serial "The Choir" being a notable exception.
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