This paper observes the formation of the 'learned musical taste' and the added cultural capital of communal music making in a UK Bach choir. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and a paper-based survey. Findings indicate two key elements in terms of influences of choral singing on musical taste and preferences: a) the effects of family history, early concert experiences and encouragements on musical preferences and identities, b) the 'learned appreciation' of new (or previously disliked) music, periods, composers, genres through the cultural production of a choral performance. Findings did not indicate a correlation between musical taste and formal music education.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2020|
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- Amateur choir
- Cultural capital
- Musical identities
- Musical preferences
- Musical taste