Voice Break Choir
November 20, 2021 9:50 AM   Subscribe

A mini documentary on a transitional boys' choir for boy choir members aging out because of puberty in Sweden. From the New Yorker and via Kottke. Wish they had a place like this for all teenagers!
posted by ichimunki (4 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
This is so lovely - such a hard age and such a compassionate way to to give these boys their voices.
posted by leslies at 12:06 PM on November 20 [2 favorites]

I had the sweetest tenor: school choir, Zadok the Priest, sight-reading along with all the parts; glorious. Then my voice broke (late), and my confidence with it, and I got kicked out the choir 'cos I couldn't tell whether I was going to be a baritone or a tenor on any given day. I still feel I can't sing, so I don't any more.
posted by scruss at 2:22 PM on November 20 [6 favorites]

My spouse still grieves over the loss of his soprano voice. He sang in a paid boys' choir until he was 12 or so. I hear him singing sometimes upstairs and he has a lovely baritone he won't ever use in public. He's 74.
posted by Peach at 3:17 PM on November 20 [25 favorites]

When it's time to change...
posted by Daily Alice at 4:27 PM on November 20 [1 favorite]

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