Tenor range? Ummm, having Queen of the Night notes, tenor range is more like light mezzo.
Besides, I like listening to gentlemen's schola. Really, it's quite beautiful and quite freeing to be able to just kneel and listen.
Yes, and that is what I usually do but I've been studing chant for a little over a year seriously and it helped me to practice some with the schola. This past summer I had to have my thyroid removed and then go on that awful low thyroid diet, I was a bariton for awhile and so it was easy to sing in their octave. As my voice climbs higher it isn't so easy but, the women get to sing chant in our octave during Holy Week. And, if I can make it to Mass on weekdays mornings, the congregation sings Gregorian Chant Masses, we know 16. I just have to get there and remember my Kyriale!
I like listening to [a] gentlemen's schola. Really, it's quite beautiful and quite freeing to be able to just kneel and listen.
Agreed, but women have been chanting the liturgy for centuries in abbbeys and monasteries around the world. I have the good fortune to live within driving distance of the Abbey of Regina Laudis. I have gone there for Vespers. The nuns' voices sounded angelic. It was a wonderful experience.
The choir I sing in has the men chant the Mass propers from the Liber Usualis and the men and women chant the ordinary of the Mass. We have started Vespers and Benediction once a month with both men and women chanting the Psalms. The men usually, but not always, chant the antiphons associated with the Psalms.