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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
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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 work the choir did to win the Joseph Hancock Memorial Trophy, was described as "Choral singing at its best" And when the singers won the Honley MVC Golden Jubilee Trophy, its programme, which was arranged by the choir's musical director Thom Meredith, was praised as: "A programme which demonstrated all your choral skills and your vocal discipline which is rooted in a solid technique" A choir members said: "We are pleased to have taken part in such a well organised and worthwhile event.
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* ON THEIR WAY UP: Members of Gledholt Male Voice Choir gather on Huddersfield Town Hall staircase after winning the choral singing section B at the Mrs Sunderland competition with their rendition of the West Sussex Drinking Song in 1962.
They brought a long awaited freshness to choral singing.
CHILDREN at a Leamington school got to "feel the buzz" by taking part in a music event to introduce them to choral singing.
An initiative being launched in Warwickshire today is set to lead the way in encouraging the nation's children to become more involved in choral singing.
A FEMALE choir with an international reputation is to sing for the first time in Huddersfield, the heartland of northern choral singing. Huddersfield Town Hall is the venue for a joint concert between Mansfield-based Cantamus Girls' Choir and Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir, an award-winning choir from the Sheffield area.
Their success, thanks largely to the drive and passion of their musical director, Tim Rhys-Evans, has transformed the image of the male voice choir and brought choral singing to a new audience.
As the service began the strains of organ music and choral singing from inside the Cathedral mingled outside with the occasional wailing of a police siren and the clatter of helicopters overhead.
TALENTED pupils from Avon Valley School teamed up to gain an exam pass in choral singing, at their first time of entering.