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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.
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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
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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Favourable Terms and Chorist came pretty close on the run-in and a stewards' inquiry was called, but the placings remained unaltered.
Fallon wasted no time in getting Chorist to the front and once ahead, rarely looked in any trouble, as the odds-on shot held off Ice Palace's late surge with consummate ease.
The age stat is sure to be defied today and I'm a firm supporter of CHORIST.
Chorist (4.15) was obviously out of sorts on that occasion, but she has been showing plenty of her old sparkle in recent spins and, stepping back in distance and a lower grade, she will take a great deal of beating.
In behind, the field finished strung out down the track as the blistering pace set by Godolphin pacemaker Naheef and then by the brave mare Chorist took its toll in the conditions.
Sir Michael Stoute lifted the Nassau Stakes with Favourable Terms, but it was a desperate affair as she scrambled home from Silence Is Golden and favourite Chorist.
Chorist (3.05) will be hard to beat in the Nassau Stakes, despite the presence of highly touted Zosima.
Chorist is an admirable mare and she can record her 10th career success in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes.
The James Toller-trained Hanami, winner of the race last year, will be one of three British-trained fillies in the line-up, accompanied by Chorist (Darryll Holland) and Soldera (Johnny Murtagh) while Dermot Weld's Ivowen (Pat Smullen) and Michael Kinane's mount Livadiya will complete the field.
Last year's one-length winner of the 10-furlong contest is among a five- strong British contingent that includes James Fanshawe's Soldera and recent Pontefract winner Chorist.
THE pick of today's action comes from Pontefract's evening meeting where Chorist can call the tune in the feature event, the Listed Pipalong Stakes (8.15)over a mile.
Haggas and Fallon can double up with Chorist in the Princess Royal Willmott Dixon Stakes 30 minutes later but they may have to play second fiddle to Vodafone Oaks third Summitville.