Well, it’s not my battle. I was in a number of choirs as a boy and they were all “good voice? you’re in”.
But my best friend from high school was high episcopalian, known for the boys choirs and he was in boys choirs.
In fact, he turned me on to the genre in my 20s and I’m amazed at the clarity of voices honed in the very tough training the boys go through.
But, I also compared to choirs that went from boys-only to youth choirs and there’s no audible difference.
Up to puberty, there’s simply no distinction between boys and girls singing voices.
Well, again, its not my battle. I’m not a girl or a parent of girls or a woman nor a director of a boys’ choir. So, my opinion doesn’t matter in this.
I’m also not much for lawsuits. But objectively, scientifically, I see no logical reason to hold to the tradition.
Feelings, I guess. That’s all I can figure it must be.