Originally Published on Mar 31, 2014
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Original title on April 1: King’s College Choir announces major change
As a result of regulatory pressure, the Choir of King’s College Cambridge is to stop using boy trebles, it was announced today.
The high voices in the choir have been provided by boys for more than five centuries. In future, high vocal parts will be performed by altos breathing helium.
In a recent performance, the choral scholars demonstrate this new technique with Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere mei, Deus.
Do not try this at home.