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  The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir   [Bob Mitchell Singing Boys]    (est. 3 December 1934) Classical Choir of Boys 
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The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir 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
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BCSD: Movies with Robert Mitchell Boys Choir
BCSD: Tony Butala
From Silents to Sound: The Robert Mitchell Story
Bob Mitchell, 95, traces his musical career from silent film pianist to leader of the Robert Mitchell Boy Choir. 40 min.
Video clip "Going My Way"
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Larchmont Chronicle Article (Oct 2004)

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Featured Recordings Compact | Full
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Little Jesus / The Night Before Christmas (Columbia 7407-M, 78 RPM) 1940
Featuring The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir  
  Side A -   Little Jesus  
  Side B -   The Night Before Christmas  
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir - Caroling at Cathedral Films
Caroling at Cathedral Films ( , LP)
Featuring The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir  
Released in the 1970s, in a plain white cover.
  1.   o sing unto god  
Other Recordings Compact | Full
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir - Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Sony , CD) 1990
Featuring The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir  
CD re-issue of the 1973 soundtrack.
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir - Bishop's Wife, The
Bishop's Wife, The ( FMAHF109, CD)
Featuring The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir  
Track 14. Choir Rehearsal (2:20)
14.   Choir Rehearsal   (2:20)
Available at   Screen Archives
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir - Dennis Day and the Mitchell Boy Choir Sing Favorite Christmas Songs
Dennis Day and the Mitchell Boy Choir Sing Favorite Christmas Songs (RCA Victor , LP)
Featuring The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir  
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir - It Was Always The Music
It Was Always The Music ( 110251, CD)
Featuring 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

Available at   RoyRogers.com
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40 Boys and a Song (Warner Bros , Film/TV) 1940
Featuring 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 - Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A (Paramount , DVD) 1949
Featuring 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
Available at   Amazon US
Available at   Movies Unlimited
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir - Bishop's Wife, The (Honni soit qui mal y pense) Fr
Bishop's Wife, The (Honni soit qui mal y pense) Fr (MGM/UA , DVD) 1948
Featuring 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.
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  Video Clip at Boychoirs.org
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir - Going My Way (La Route Semée D'étoiles) Fr
Going My Way (La Route Semée D'étoiles) Fr (Paramount , DVD) 1944
Featuring 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
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  Video clips at Boychoirs.org
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