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Discrimination in classical music : girls should be allowed to occur in boys ' choirs

Advent is also the high time of the boys ' choirs. In the UK, the boys of King's College Cambridge riding since 1954, the BBC Christmas concert "Carols from King's". At the beginning of December, the British soprano Lesley Garrett has triggered the claim, the girls in the choir to admit a country-wide debate. To judges, police officers, soldiers, Doctors, and even of a Chancellor, the Public is accustomed to. In a recent study, "women in professional orchestras", the musicologist Christian Ahrens to the conclusion that German orchestras have remained in an international comparison: the greater the reputation the less women.

Structurally, apply in the case of children's choirs is the Same. Top ensembles such as the Leipzig St. Thomas boys choir, the Domspatzen Regensburger, of the Dresden Kreuz choir or the Tölzer boys 'choir, a girls' rate of zero. That women and girls were kept for the stage, and performances in churches remote, has historical origins. Today, however, may not rely on the story, anyone who excludes someone because of the sex, because that is simply an unconstitutional discrimination.

There are no compelling arguments for the exclusion

Compelling reasons that may justify the exclusion. To listen to the arguments, or reservations, are rather. "Only boys have these angels singing," or: "The larynx of boys is just different". Girls, reticence, could also sing in a girls choir. And finally: "Would you allow girls in the choir, no boys come back."

An experienced girl can sound like a trained choir voice voice. Tonal differences may open up maybe the acoustic enthusiasts, every Instrument sounds a little different. However, the distinctness to the ears of experts can not justify, girl of the part have to exclude high-quality musical training and the significant state financing of many choirs.

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you may Exchange thoughts, the characteristic of gender with the other in art. 3, Para. 3 of the basic law mentioned characteristic, such as race, disability, Religion, should be the advocates of a pure boys ' choirs and lovers of young voices is clear that there is a discrimination. A boy in a wheelchair just because of his disability, to reject, would be as discriminatory, as a boy of Jewish faith, with the Argument to dismiss, he could also sing in a Jewish choir.

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girls Also Boys can be. It may even be. The FTC has set with respect to discrimination in may of 2018, an important Signal: the Masonic Lodge, the Protect - or singing in clubs, and similar traditionally male Clubs are denied tax benefits, if you exclude women on principle. It is time that equality also holds in the renowned boys ' choirs in the catchment.

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