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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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For more information about the Millikin University Choir, visit millikin.edu/choirs/university-choir.
Chairman of the City of Chester Male Voice Choir, Ron Webster, said: "I am delighted that the concert was a total sell-out and that we were able to bring enjoyment on this very special occasion to so many people.
Cantabile Girls Choir have made regular returns to the Eisteddfod and previously won the Children's Folk Choir competition in 2015.
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Speaking about these upcoming performances, Laurent said "I wanted the choir Alliance, which I know very well as my husband is one of the singers, to come to Cyprus.
The aim of the visit is to enhance global intercultural dialogue and promote Brand Kenya, says choir director Ogolla.We presented a rendition of gospel, patriotic entertainment and other South African tunes, says Mr Ogolla.
The choir visited Hexham Male Voice Choir in Northumberland about five years ago and have now invited them back to join them in the afternoon event.