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choir

[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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He was bass section leader of the National Youth Choirs of Wales and Great Britain and a founder of the National Chamber Choir.
Alan has now been musical director for Steeton Male Voice Choir for over 20 years, which is one of the oldest and most respected male voice choirs in Yorkshire.
The choir rehearses once a week and then we do a few more when preparing for a concert.
Last year the choir performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Festival of Brass and Voices Concert, which raised money for cancer research, and have performed at The Sage, Gateshead.
Well trained singers can often produce a 20-30 dB dynamic range, which gives the choir the same dynamic range, shown as the difference between the two solid curves.
They enthusiastically created what seems like a shrine to the Orpheus Choir as a feature in the middle of the pub.
Until January the choir was known as the Knotty Ash Signing Choir but changed its name to reflect its members.
I think it accomplished that," said Peter Stoltzfus Berton, organist and choir director.