The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24078 Message #279156
Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
16-Aug-00 - 06:44 PM
Thread Name: Gender and the soprano voice
Subject: RE: Gender and the soprano voice
Steve, many thanks. I'd not thought through that point at the top of your last thread, and obviously it's crucial. The rest of what you said was also extremely interesting.
I too have heard both choirs at Lincoln. In the case of the girls, I arrived a few minutes late, and sat in a position where I couldn't see the choir. I had a strong sense of the tone not being "right" and the discovery that I'd been listening to the girls' choir seemed adequate explanation. To some extent, what one is accustomed to must be a factor, but ultimately I do think there is something uniquely special about a "traditional" church choir, no doubt for the reasons you've given.
Finally unconfused, I'll leave you all to get on with the more entertaining strands of this thread.