Are young girls missing out on music education opportunities because of their gender?

Credit: Express UK

Credit: Express UK

Church choral singing has traditionally provided young musicians with an invaluable education in music theory and music performance. Many professional singers owe their earliest, and in some ways, their most formative education, to the training they received by singing in Cathedral Choirs. Well – many professional male singers!

Gloucester Cathedral in the United Kingdom has recently won praise for welcoming girl choristers into the Cathedral Choir. In 2016, it is considered groundbreaking for Cathedral Choirs to allow girls into their programs. To borrow from John Oliver and ‘Last Week Tonight’ – how is this still a thing?! Full story.

Clare Kenny (Music Australia) / March 30, 2016

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