The most famous "castrato" singer is Carlo Maria Broschi, known by his stage name Farinelli, who reigned high as a "sopranista"in the 18th century and the last one to sing in the Vatican and the only one whose voice was ever recorded, i.e. in 1914, is Alessandro Moreschi.
N.B. There are two different answers here. The first one which seems complete and a second one, mine, which is incomplete.
In the middle ages, yes. It was done to provide castato singers in church choirs.
It was done until the early 20th century as a substitute for female singers, both contraltos and sopranos, as women were banned from church choirs.
Roman Catholic AnswerNo.
The catholic church has always treated boys and girls equally as far as we know, but to do with all the males only for priests thing im unsure of, i think it was because Jesus was a male and he preached that Catholic priests shall only be male
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People are upset with the Catholic Church's stance on birth control and with the number of priests that have molested boys. Some are also upset with the Catholic Church helping illegal immigrants.
There is a Lutheran Church and a Catholic Church but no Lutheran Catholic Church.
There is no "Roman" Catholic Church: Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is rarely used by the Catholic Church. The Chaldean Catholic Church is part of the Catholic Church.
There is an Orthodox Church and a Catholic Church. There is no Catholic Orthodox Church.
The patron saints of choir boys are: â€¢Dominic Savio â€¢Gregory the Great â€¢Holy Innocents
There is only one Catholic Church. There are no divisions. There are some non-Catholic denominations who call themselves Catholic but who are not Catholic, they are Protestant. If the church is not united under the pope in Rome, it is not a Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church.
The pope is the head of the Catholic Church. There is only one Catholic Church and it is not a sect. To be a Catholic Church, a church must be in union with the pope. If they are not in union with the pope, they are not Catholic.
No, a Catholic should not receive communion in anything but a Catholic Church.