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.
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