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Boys' Own


It's been a long time coming and there have been times when I thought the task too daunting but it's also exciting. Why shouldn't girls get the chance to sing in the Pro Cathedral. Blánaid Murphy, Director Palestrina Choir

Big changes are in the air for Ireland's Palestrina Choir at the Pro Cathedral. For the first time since its inception in 1903, girls will be allowed audition for a chance to sing in the Cathedral. Anna Nolan follows the auditions for the new girl's choir. According to Blánaid Murphy, Director of the Choir, this progress has been a long time coming.

In 1900, Edward Martin founder of the choir wrote of the deplorable laxity which permits such un-aesthetic customs to prevail as the singing of women in choir. Anna Nolan speaks to the boys about their passion for singing and their feelings on girls stepping over the threshold of the Pro Cathedral. Our story also follows one girl as she auditions and waits for the verdict. Will she be accepted? Tune in to find out if 'Boys Own' can become 'Girls Too!'

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