A documentary about a man and his project, a movie about leadership, social heredity, fantastic voices and a firm will.
On the moors of Jutland conductor Mads Bille has established one of Denmark s best international choirs with boys from all walks of life. Normally a project like this would include a very big city, but a single fiery soul is all it takes.
For a couple of years the film crew has followed Herning Kirkes Drengekor (Herning Church Boys Choir). The choir is Denmark s largest supplier of song talents for the academies of music and the Opera Academy. Conductor Mads Bille finds the potential choir boys in the schools third forms, and the boys often stay in the choir for more than 10 years. Very few of the boys have a high social standing.
Conductor Mads Bille insists that talent can be found everywhere. It is just a matter of providing the basis for the talents to unfold. It is not about heredity, but about environment. Whether the boys have a psychogenic disease, are trouble-makers or come from families with no ear for music, the most important thing is that they have a gift for singing.
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