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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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Over the coming weeks researchers will be asking leading choral organisations their views on whether the TV-driven popularity of choral singing is a blip in the ongoing decline of a century-old tradition.
We need to engage with young men at the crucial, post-pubescent stage of development; we need to cut across the stereotypes that say that choral singing is only for the cassocked and the elderly; we need to give a truly positive experience and we need to make male choral singing relevant to the young and the not-so-young.
The workshop is being supported by Birmingham City Council, but Skidmore is disappointed that more has not been achieved with young choral singing in the city.
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.
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SIR - Whatever one makes of the new BBC choir competition "Last Choir Standing" with its pop arrangements, its choreography and its "singing is cool", image it has clearly taken choral singing to the masses in a new and refreshing way.
They brought a long awaited freshness to choral singing.
TALENTED pupils from Avon Valley School teamed up to gain an exam pass in choral singing, at their first time of entering.
A FEMALE choir with an international reputation is to sing for the first time in Huddersfield, the heartland of northern choral singing.
Producer Gwawr Owen, from production company Opus TV, said, 'It is so encouraging to witness the energy of all these choirs and to see that choral singing remains very popular in Wales.
This was a feature of the choral singing,as was the rich variety of tone colours and wide range of dynamics from expressive soft sonorities to blazing fortissimos.
Sixteen junior and seven senior choirs will perform in a new national festival to celebrate choral singing in schools.