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1 A group of singers; traditionally the chorus organized to sing in a church. Usually, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran choirs are composed of men and boys, but occasionally in these churches and customarily in other Protestant churches men and women form the choir.

2 That division of an organ usually used to accompany the singers, played from the lowest manual on the console.

3 A section of a chorus or orchestra, as the contrasted choirs of polychoral music, or brass choir, woodwind choir.

4 That part of a church reserved for the singers and the officiating clergy in a cathedral or abbey; the same area in a parish church is the chancel: see stallstall,
small division of a larger space, sometimes partly partitioned. The term is used for a booth for display and selling at an exhibition, for a compartment in a stable or kennel, or, in England, for the forward seats in a theater orchestra.
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That part of a church where the religious service isaccompanied by singing, usually part of the chancel and often separated by an ornamental screen.


That part of a church, between the sanctuary and the nave, usually occupied by a group of singers.


1. an organized group of singers, esp for singing in church services
a. the part of a cathedral, abbey, or church in front of the altar, lined on both sides with benches, and used by the choir and clergy
b. (as modifier): choir stalls
3. a number of instruments of the same family playing together
4. one of the manuals on an organ controlling a set of soft sweet-toned pipes
5. any of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology
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Laurence Chamber Singers in Hallelujah Chorus, Carol of the Bells and several additional selections.
The 14-member Chamber Singers will perform a capella "Suite de Lorca," a set of poetic pieces by Spanish poet Garcia Lorca, set to music by a Finnish composer, Einojuhani Rautavaara.
Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and All Angels (top right inset) both thrilled the crowds with their electrifying Eisteddfod performances; West End legend Elaine Paige; Akustika Chamber Singers with their founder and conductor, Christo Burger, were winners of the 2008 "Choir of the World" competition.
At the Palmdale stop, which is at the Palmdale Transportation Center off Technology Drive, refreshments and live entertainment by Palmdale High School's chamber singers will be provided.
The Anchorage Concert Chorus and the Alaska Chamber Singers join the Anchorage Symphony to perform Beethoven's Symphony No.
He also conducts the Exultate Chamber Singers of Toronto, which was awarded first prize in the chamber choir segment and the Healey Willan Grand Prize, for best over-all performance in the bi-annual competition.
YOU can't say Musselburgh doeosn't have a touch of class, The Rhode Island College Chamber Singers will perform a selection of classical and gospel music before the first race tomorrow night.
Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Festival Singers and the Robert Chamber Singers.
Rugby College Chamber Singers perform Dido and Aeneas and songs from the shows, Woolfenden Hall, Rugby College, Lower Hillmorton Road, Rugby, June 28, 7.
Other resident companies include the Anchorage Opera, Anchorage Concert Association, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Alaska Junior Theater, Whistling Swan Productions, Alaska Chamber Singers, the Anchorage Concert Chorus, and the Anchorage Festival of Music.
Both should be drawn to the attention of modern performers, for they would give real pleasure to chamber singers and to church choirs alike.
While working toward his master's degrees at Yale University, he was assistant director of the glee club and director of the chamber singers, which included concerts at Carnegie Hall.