Archive film footage

​​  "Keep up the wonderful work"
   Alexander Negrin,
  Organist, pianist & conductor

A wide and varied selection of Newsreels, archive documentary films & broadcasts, together with private home movies

These films, both sound & silent, which feature various choirs also give a fascinating insight into the recording process
and how gramophone records were made

Pathe Newsreels

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 Newsreels

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 film of King's College, Cambridge is the first film footage of the choir

Home Movies

Royal School of Church Music at Addington
Palace in the 1960s
The chapel choristers who also had their own scout troup.
​Filmed on 9.5mm film  (silent)