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After more than a millennium of male dominated singing, a new girls choir will perform at Canterbury Cathedral for the first time this weekend.
The female choristers had their final rehearsal last night. And the new choir has been welcomed as an 'exciting addition'.
But the girls won't be performing on exactly the same footing as the boys, as Sarah Saunders reports.
Preparations are under way for Canterbury Cathedral's first ever girls choir first public appearance.
Last night was their final rehearsal, as they will appear at Evensong on Saturday.
It's the first all girls choir for the cathedral in more than a thousand years.