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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.
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choir

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

1. an organized group of singers, esp for singing in church services
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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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The choice piece for the elementary choral music was 'Aringkinding Kinding' and the high school choral music choice was 'Inday Kururuchi.' The lyrics of the songs were simple, but the rendition per chorale provided different experiences and musical textures of the traditional songs as sung by each school choir.
Choral music is music sung by a vocal ensemble, also known as a choir.
We are not the only relatively small area to make claim to great choral music; Scandinavian countries have a population of about 26 million, according to 2015 census figures, but composers such as Ola Gjeilo, (now living in the U.S.), have become well known.
Choirs, including Jauna muzika, Vilnius, Psalmos, Aidija, Virgo, and many others, constantly participated in various competitions abroad and won prizes, thus spreading around not only Lithuanian choral culture but also the religious and secular choral music written by Lithuanian composers.
A benefit for Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Choral Music Association, which will be going on a 10-day singing tour in London, England, in May, will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The production, funded in part by a City of Raleigh Arts Commission (CORAC) collaboration grant and running March 13-23, features three choral music sections along with dance and interwoven dramatic narrative.
The Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble under conductor Diane Retallack will showcase American choral music while the Central Oregon Mastersingers tout the British choral style in a concert at 4 p.m.
They discuss the differences between amateur and professional singers, the rehearsal process and techniques, the anatomy and physiology of the voice, medical care of voice disorders, hearing loss in singers and other musicians, the aging voice, performing arts medicine, seating problems, the history of vocal pedagogy, choral pedagogy and vocal health, voice disorders among choral music educators, choral singing and children, voice building, the choral tone, singing techniques, and diction.
By Fran Gillespie/Doha The Doha Singers presented a short spring concert of choral music at the American School in Doha on Thursday evening.
Also named a Member was tenor Albert Greer of Orillia, Ont., "for his achievements as a conductor, composer and teacher helping to shape the direction of Canadian choral music." Besides his work as a choral conductor, Greer was on faculty at Toronto's York University for almost a quarter century as lecturer, vocal instructor and choral director.
"The festival is a special occasion for the young people to showcase their singing and performance skills, as they sing challenging choral music that they wouldn't normally attempt at school," said festival organiser Mike Falcus, headteacher of St Oswald's School "This was a unique experience for the young performers, as they got a chance to take to the stage of the Customs House in front of a large public audience.
These are the best voices in the country, proud to continue the legacy of choral music. Van Biljon said the level at which choral singers compete is not important, the main idea with choral music is to sing for pleasure.