01 August 2007

Les Choristes

Les Choristes is a charming, heartwarming French film about humility, perseverance, and hope. Set in 1950s rural France at a boys' reformatory, it tracks the story of one lad whose life was changed by music and the kindness of a teacher.

The music was composed by Bruno Calais and sung by Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint Marc, a Catholic boys' choir from Lyon. You can hear an NPR program on the film here.

The theme song is particularly lovely. To hear it, watch the following clip:



Vois sur ton chemin
Gamins oubliés égarés
Donne leur la main
Pour les mener
Vers d'autres lendemains

Sens au coeur de la nuit
L'onde d'espoir
Ardeur de la vie
Sentier de gloire

Bonheurs enfantins
Trop vite oubliés effacés
Une lumière dorée brille sans fin
Tout au bout du chemin

Sens au coeur de la nuit
L'onde d'espoir
Ardeur de la vie
Sentier de la gloire.


Look to your path
Children lost, forgotten
Give them a hand
To lead them
To other tomorrows

Direction in the darkest night
Wave of hope
Passion for life
Path of glory

Childhood pleasures
Too soon forgotten, erased
A golden light ever shines
At the end of the path

Direction in the darkest night
Wave of hope
Passion for life
Path of glory
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