One of the world’s most legendary and oldest choirs. Founded in 1843, the Wiener Mannergesang-Verein (Vienna Boys Choir Association) is famous for having premiered the Blue Danube Waltz in 1867. But, as the name suggests, it was closed to female members. Until now. The choir had been losing members over the years, but the pandemic has aggravated the situation. Many tenors have died from COVID-19 and others stopped appearing for fear of being infected. So, the solution was to sign up women. A resolution taken in a democratic way, by vote, which required a certain effort of persuasion. In the end, the majority was in favour. There were some abstentions, but no votes against.