A report on Choir and Anglican church music

Evensong rehearsal in the quire of York Minster, showing carved choirstalls
A parish church choir at All Saints' Church, Northampton; singers wear traditional cassock, surplice and ruff and stand in facing rows of Decani and Cantoris in the choir stalls
Egyptian Alexandria Jewish choir of Rabbin Moshe Cohen at Samuel Menashe synagogue, Alexandria, Egypt
A choir singing choral evensong in York Minster
The boychoir Cantores Minores in the Helsinki Cathedral in 2013
Four members of the Westminster Abbey Choir at the Coronation of James II in 1685.
Lambrook School choir in the 1960s, a typical boys' school choir of the time
A Village Choir, an 1847 painting by Thomas Webster, showing the musicians of a country parish church at that time.
One possible layout
The choir at Aberford, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, in the early 20th century.
Choir in front of the orchestra
Relief, now in Athens, showing Dionysus with actresses (possibly from The Bacchae) carrying masks and drums
Church singing, Tacuinum Sanitatis Casanatensis (14th century)
Luca della Robbia's Cantoria, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence
Baroque cantata with one voice per part

It mostly consists of pieces written to be sung by a church choir, which may sing a cappella or accompanied by an organ.

- Anglican church music

Chief among these are the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches; far more common however is the performance of anthems or motets at designated times in the service.

- Choir
Evensong rehearsal in the quire of York Minster, showing carved choirstalls

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King's College Chapel, Cambridge

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

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King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in King's College Chapel (1843)
Kings College Choristers 1882
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The Choir of King's College, Cambridge is an English Anglican choir.

It is considered one of today's most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great English choral tradition.

The general vocal range of an adult female soprano is C4–C6 (highlighted), with notes unreachable by an average Treble marked in red (B5–C6).

Boy soprano

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Young male singer with an unchanged voice in the soprano range, a range that is often still called the treble voice range (in North America too) when talking about children.

Young male singer with an unchanged voice in the soprano range, a range that is often still called the treble voice range (in North America too) when talking about children.

The general vocal range of an adult female soprano is C4–C6 (highlighted), with notes unreachable by an average Treble marked in red (B5–C6).

Some writing demands higher notes; the Anglican church repertory, which many trained trebles to sing, frequently demands G5 (784 Hz) and A5 (880 Hz).

Early breaking of boys' voices due to puberty becoming earlier in recent times is causing a serious problem for choirmasters.