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Struggling with its past, Germany's 1,000-year-old choir admits girls for the 1st time

Added 09-15-22 02:07:01pm EST - “Since its founding over 1,000 years ago, this Catholic music school and song group in Regensburg, Germany, has been boys only. Until now.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Struggling with its past, Germany's 1,000-year-old choir admits girls for the 1st time”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Regensburg Cathedral, where the Regensburger Domspatzen choir performs, on July 14, 2021. Lena Mucha for NPR hide caption

REGENSBURG, Germany — For as long as she can remember, 15-year-old Elisabeth Wühl sang with her twin brother, Serafin, in the same choir.

"We both started piano lessons when we were 6, and then we joined our church choir, and then the cathedral choir," said Wühl in an interview last year.

Serafin applied for one of Europe's top choirs, the Regensburger Domspatzen in the Bavarian city of Regensburg.

Founded in the year 975, the Domspatzen is one of the world's oldest choirs and performs at the city's historic Gothic cathedral.

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