What is choir?

  • (noun): The area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A choir, chorale or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform.

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Ifield Community College - Choir
... College has a very successful and accomplished choir made up of students from all age groups in the school.In 1996 it was the subject of a film by ... The choir, led by Patrick Allen (music educator), has performed at some of Europe's major venues, including St Mark's Basilica in Venice (2008),the Royal Festival Hall, London ... The choir was the subject of a feature on BBC Radio 3's Music Matters in May 2011, focusing on the integration of the choir's Chagossian Drummers ...
Dante Symphony - Purgatorio - Magnificat
... The symphony concludes with a short setting for female or boys' choir of the first two lines of the Magnificat, culminating in a series of Hosannas and Hallelujahs ... In the score, Liszt directs that the choir be hidden from the audience The female or boys' choir is not to be placed in front of the orchestra, but is to remain ... If there is a gallery above the orchestra, it would be suitable to have the choir and harmonium positioned there ...
Choir - Historical Overview of Choral Music - 20th and 21st Centuries
... incorporated integral serialism into works for children's chorus, while Daniel Pinkham wrote for choir and electronic tape ... have found their way into the repertories of the finest semi-professional and professional choirs around the world ... In Eastern Europe, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály wrote a small amount of music for choirs ...
... is the section of an Eastern Orthodox or Eastern Catholic church dedicated to the choir ... The result is two choirs which sing antiphonally, much as monastic and cathedral choirs of the Western Churches still have today ... Church will often have, in addition to a kliros by the iconostasis, a choir loft above the great doors of the east entrance of the church ...
Rocklin High School - Visual and Performing Arts - Choir
... Concert Choir Advanced Women's Ensemble Chamber Choir RHS also has a choir program, led by conductor Meredith Hawkins ... Participation in the two advanced choirs, Advanced Women's Ensemble and Chamber Choir, is by audition only ... RHS choirs perform in various school and community events, and have achieved both gold and silver levels at Heritage Music Festivals ...

More definitions of "choir":

  • (noun): A chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony.
  • (verb): Sing in a choir.
    Synonyms: chorus
  • (noun): A family of similar musical instrument playing together.
    Synonyms: consort

Famous quotes containing the word choir:

    O thou, with dewy locks, who lookest down
    Through the clear windows of the morning; turn
    Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,
    Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring!
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    As night is withdrawn
    From these sweet-springing meads and bursting boughs of May,
    Dream, while the innumerable choir of day
    Welcome the dawn.
    Robert Bridges (1844–1930)