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For almost a thousand years, a boys' choir has sung at Canterbury Cathedral. But now they are to break with tradition with the introduction of a girls choir. Sarah Saunders spoke to Master of the choristers, David Flood.
After more than 900 years of male singing, a girls' choir is to finally be introduced at Canterbury Cathedral.
About 20 girls from 12-16-years-old will be chosen from local secondary schools to form the Canterbury Cathedral Girls Voluntary Choir.
It is hoped the choir will be formed by the end of the year, with the first audition taking place on November 23rd at the cathedral.
The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Rev Dr Robert Willis said, "A girls' choir will provide a further dimension to the cathedral's worship and be an exciting addition to the cathedrals long history of musical achievement."