Choir

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Choir Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave
  • a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  • a family of similar musical instrument playing together
  • sing in a choir

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony ,
  • a family of similar musical instrument playing together ,
  • the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave

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Choir Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A choir is a group of people who sing together. They rehearse together and sing at concerts or for religious services. Some choirs are professional (the singers are paid for their work in the choir). Other choirs are amateur choirs. Some amateur choirs let anyone who is interested sing with them, others may ask people to audition to see whether they are good enough before allowing them to join. Parts of a choir include soprano, alto, tenor and bass

There are many kinds of choir:

Choirs usually sing in several parts, most often in four parts. This means that there are two or more singers who are singing the same notes. The parts are called soprano, alto, tenor and bass. This is shown as SATB. If the music divides into more than four parts this can be shown in the same way, e.g. SSAATTBB (for music in eight parts: two soprano lines, two alto lines etc.) or SSATB (music in five parts with just the sopranos divided into two groups). Young children’s choirs may be unison choirs (all singing the same line), but older children will sing in two (SS) or three (SSA) parts or more.



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  • Many church choirs are dying. Here’s why
    James Merritt spent years as senior pastor of an Atlanta-area megachurch that featured a mighty choir. Then he changed his tune. Read more on this news related to 'Choir'
  • South-Doyle choir to perform with Foreigner in Knoxville
    It's going to be a big weekend for one local high school choir. The South-Doyle Singers will be performing with legendary rock band Foreigner at the Tennessee Theatre. Read more on this news related to 'Choir'
  • Local choir teacher arrested
    Former Hendrickson High School choir teacher Steven Anderson was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Anderson is facing a charge of solicitation to commit sexual assault. Read more on this news related to 'Choir'

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