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October 23, 2009


One of the last bastions of male domination in the west may be about to disappear forever. The world-famous Vienna Boys Choir has admitted it can no longer get enough male recruits.

And so, after 400 years, the choir is finally set to open its doors to female singers.

The boys in the choir live at the imposing Palais Augarten boarding school and are all individually interviewed before being accepted for a place.

Many famous composers have worked with the choral group, including Mozart, Hofhaimer and Bruckner, and the choir perform nearly 300 concerts each year in front of a staggering 500,000 people.

But the pressure of not having enough regular recruits has finally told. It comes just months after the Austrian Times reported that Vienna’s Spanish Riding School has also lifted its 436-year-old men-only tradition.

Posted by acapnews at October 23, 2009 12:00 AM


They are NOT allowing girl's. This is a rumor and is NOT acurate information.

Posted by: Dane Haws at November 15, 2009 11:26 PM

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