What is chorale?

  • (noun): A stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune.
    Synonyms: choral


A chorale was the melody to which a hymn was sung by a Christian congregation. Strictly speaking, the typical four-part setting of a chorale, in which the sopranos (and the congregation) sing the melody along with three lower voices, is known as a chorale harmonization. In certain modern usage, this term may include classical settings of such hymns and works of a similar character.

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Liberty High School (Bakersfield, California) - Notable Music Department - Liberty Choral Program
... Belles and Chamber Belles (both groups Women's Choirs), Chamber Chorale, and the school's major performing ensemble, the 120 member Liberty Chorale ... In 2007, the Liberty Chorale was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City and premiere a new choral piece by Mark Hayes ... The Chorale is also the only high school group in Bakersfield to perform with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and Bakersfield Masterworks Chorale ...
Schwingt Freudig Euch Empor, BWV 36 - Scoring and Structure
... Its interpolation of chorus and arias with chorales is unique in Bach's cantatas ... Chorale (soprano, alto) Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland 3 ... Chorale Zwingt die Saiten in Cythara Part II 5 ...
Chorale - References and Further Reading
... "Chorale", in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed ... Stanley Sadie ...
Chicago Chorale - About
... Chicago Chorale offers concerts of notable music ... sustaining the tradition that gave rise to it, Chorale’s Artistic Director and members embrace education and outreach as a central part of the group’s ... Chorale performs throughout the Chicago area in venues that are visually and acoustically appropriate to its repertoire generally speaking, this means ...
Master Chorale Of Washington
... The Master Chorale of Washington, formerly the Paul Hill Chorale, was a symphonic choir based in Washington, D.C ...