[Magdalen] Counter-tenors

ME Michaud michaudme at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 16:36:09 UTC 2020

Ob Ang, we had a counter-tenor in the choir (I don't remember his name).

He was purloined, er, recruited, by Cirque du Soleil.
He ran away with the circus

On Friday, November 20, 2020, Marion Thompson <marionwhitevale at gmail.com>

> Oh, indeed, yes.  A really good counter-tenor is marvellous and there are
> some terrific ones around these days.
> Marion, a pilgrim
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 5:18 PM Roger Stokes via Magdalen <
> magdalen at herberthouse.org> wrote:
> > I have long thought that traditional men and boys choirs have suffered
> > from a lack of depth in the Alto part. This evening I have been
> > listening to the transmission of a concert version of Handel's opera
> > "Ariodante". While the title role (which was originally sung by a
> > castrato) was sung by a mezzo-soprano another major male roile was sung
> > by a counter-tenor. This is in the vocal range of an Alto but has far
> > more depth of timbre than can be offered by men singing falsetto.
> >
> > Roger
> >
> >
> >

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