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[O.Fr.] 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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Choir

That part of a church where the religious service isaccompanied by singing, usually part of the chancel and often separated by an ornamental screen.

choir

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

choir

1. an organized group of singers, esp for singing in church services
2. 
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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70), and who had been members of their church choir for from 1 to 15 years (M = 4.
Pianos were rare, and church choirs also did not exist at this time.
The Faithful Central Bible Church Choir will sing holiday classics as the stunning 100-ft tree with its 10,000 glistening lights and 15,000 sparkling ornaments comes to life, while a magnificent fireworks display lights the sky.
Kyle's parents are Esther (played by the lovely Sarah Lancashire), who is secretary of the church choir, and her equally lovely husband Michael (Neil Pearson remembering to sound northern about half the time) who's the choir master.
GREAT AYTON: Online readers have left messages of support on TS9 for Bert Fife as he retires from the church choir.
The Lancaster United Methodist Church choir is the only Methodist choir from California that has been invited to participate in this historic event.
A CHURCH choir is off to Poland to celebrate the country joining the European Union.
Thomas's church, Toronto, won first prize in the church choir segment of the CBC's national choral competition held recently.
As proclaimed in the foreword, the collection was created for several uses, including private and group piano instruction, church choir clubs, Sunday schools, Christian schools and home schools.
The nurturing South Philadelphia community in which the young singer was raised, and where she sang in the church choir, encouraged her talent.
He sang in the church choir, but had no formal music training until he entered seventh grade, studied trombone and joined the junior high school band.
Choir leader will be Gill Massingham, a talented musician and current church choir leader.

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