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choir

Pronunciation: /kwaɪr; ˈkwaɪə(r)/

Translation of choir in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Music/Música] coro (masculine) a male-voice choir un coro masculino a choir of angels un coro de ángeles (before noun/delante del nombre) choir practice ensayo (masculine) de coro
    Example sentences
    • Many people sang in school or church choirs or in choral societies.
    • In addition, few church musicians expose their choirs to the vast choral literature of Psalms settings that is readily available.
    • And all of these families are the ones who buy the concert tickets, support the performing organizations and sing in their church choirs.
    Example sentences
    • A well-known but comparatively rare example in English music is Tallis's Spem in alium, for 40 voices in eight five-part choirs.
    • As well as performing items from their own repertoires, both choirs will sing together on two pieces.
    • Barbara T remembers the St Patrick's concert at which the choirs from the Catholic schools sang together dressed in long white muslin frocks with green shamrock crowns on their heads.
    Example sentences
    • They are on original instruments with small choirs, wonderfully balanced, and some of the finest Bach available.
    • The company intends for the mics to be used on acoustic instruments and choirs, as well as drum overheads and percussion.
    • The host school itself has six groups taking part a brass band, brass ensemble, junior brass trio and brass quintet, as well as a wind band and a clarinet choir.
  • 2 (part of church) coro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • There was possibly a sense that in comparison to the magnificent new transepts and nave the choir itself, once so widely acclaimed, was no longer splendid enough.
    • Brown also does not know the difference between a nave and a choir in church architecture.
    • It was a French architect, William of Sens, who was called in to rebuild the choir of Canterbury Cathedral after the fire of 1174.

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