The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir is also known as the St. Brendan's Church Choir or Bob Mitchell's Singing Boys. In 1934, shortly after being appointed organist of St. Brendan's Church, Los Angeles, Mitchell organized a boy's choir. Ideally located in Los Angeles, they were cast in over 100 films in the Musical era from the 1930s through the end of the 1960s. The choir made only three film appearances after 1970, the last being in 1981.
Beginning his career as a moviehouse organist in 1924 at the age of 12, Bob Mitchell returned to work in the 1990s as part-time organist at "Silent Movie," a Los Angeles theatre which shows only silent films, until the owner was killed in January 1997. When the theater was reopened in 1999, Bob once again continued his position and is considered to be the last remaining silent movie organist.
Bob performed at the organ occasionally in both church concerts and at the Wurlitzer accompanying silent movies in Los Angeles right up to his death at age 96.
Born October 12, 1912 - Died July 4, 2009
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir 4CD box set. Contains all the lyrics from the over 160 songs sung in the 28 films that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans starred in together.
9. BUGLER'S LULLABY
10. BELLS OF ROSARITA
13. GONNA BUILD A BIG FENCE AROUND TEXAS
14. MICHAEL FINNEGAN
43. WAY OUT THERE
44. HALF-A-CHANCE RANCH
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir Members of the Robert Mitchell Boys Choir are shown singing at their own special school and on a Boy Scout outing. The boys spend the first half of the school day studying normal school subjects, but the afternoon is devoted entirely to the study of music. Music: Tollite Hostias; Shortnin' Bread; My Bonnie; If You Would Like to Lose Your Blues, work done in May 1940; appearance
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir Bing Crosby stars in this fanciful musical version of Mark Twain's immortal classic, as a blacksmith is thrown back in time to 6th-century Camelot. He's immediately pegged a wizard by Merlin and forced to joust Sir Lancelot for the hand of King Arthur's niece.
music: Nonsense Song, work done in Oct 1947; appearance
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir Dudley (Cary Grant) is an angel sent down by the prayers of a new bishop (David Niven). The bishop is trying to build a new cathedral, and he's so entrenched in his fundraising that he's watching his own marriage crumble around him. Music: O Sing Unto God, work done in June 1947; Appearance.
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir Stars Bing Crosby as an Irish Catholic priest whose progressive views are challenged within his new parish. With a smile on his face and a song in his heart, can Der Bingle win over a crusty elder father and the rest of his congregation?
music: Ave Maria; Ave Verum; Irish Lullaby; Swingin' on a Star [introduced], work done in Aug 1943; appearance