Newsreels

​​  "All good wishes on your project"
    Arthur Wills

​​​Newsreels are a historical treasure house of choirs, giving a fascinating insight into church music during the
first half of the 20th century  

Pathe have recently undertaken the restoration of all their film stock, rendering it to High Definition
and the results are extraordinary

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Peterborough Cathedral, 1934

St Charles Church, Waverley, Sydney  (aka Sydney Boys' Choir,  1940 - 1941

H M Tower of London choir, 1948

Muddeford Parish Church, 1935

St Michael's Tenbury, 1963  (no sound)

Westminster Cathedral, 1942

Chilham Parish Church, 1948

Letcombe Parish Church, 1948

City of London Lord Mayor's Boy Players 1936


St Mary-of-the-Angels Song School​
1945

St Mary-of-the-Angels Song School
​1935

British Movietone

Tower of London choir, 1954

Tower of London choir, 1963  (no sound)

Windsor & Abbey, 1927  (no sound)

Westminster Abbey Appeal, 1953

Edinburgh choirs, 1952

The Spirit of Christmas, 1948

Other newsreels

Tower of London choristers sing carols
1959  (no sound)

Grasmere Parish Church, 1950s (no sound)

'Christmas Under Fire'  :  1940
GPO Film unit
This extract of King's College, Cambridge is the first film footage of the choir