A report on Choir

Evensong rehearsal in the quire of York Minster, showing carved choirstalls
Egyptian Alexandria Jewish choir of Rabbin Moshe Cohen at Samuel Menashe synagogue, Alexandria, Egypt
The boychoir Cantores Minores in the Helsinki Cathedral in 2013
Lambrook School choir in the 1960s, a typical boys' school choir of the time
One possible layout
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

Musical ensemble of singers.

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

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Title page of the "Bassus Generalis" for one of the partbooks in which the Vespers were published in 1610

Vespro della Beata Vergine

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Title page of the "Bassus Generalis" for one of the partbooks in which the Vespers were published in 1610
The basilica of St. Barbara, the ducal palace church at Mantua
Title page of the partbook for Cantus (soprano)
From the Magnificat, a page from the alto partbook (short score), the voice part left and continuo part right
Cornetto player
Gregorian chant of "Ave maris stella"
Viola da braccio on a fresco by Gaudenzio Ferrari in Santa Maria dei Miracoli, c. 1535

Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers for the Blessed Virgin), SV 206, is a musical setting by Claudio Monteverdi of the evening vespers on Marian feasts, scored for soloists, choirs, and orchestra.

The Wilten Boys' Choir, one of the oldest boys' choirs in Europe. Six boys from this choir were used to found the Vienna Boys' Choir by Maximilian I.

Boys' choir

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The Wilten Boys' Choir, one of the oldest boys' choirs in Europe. Six boys from this choir were used to found the Vienna Boys' Choir by Maximilian I.
Cantores Minores performing in the Helsinki Cathedral in 2013

A boys' choir is a choir primarily made up of choirboys who have yet to begin puberty or are in the early to middle stages of puberty and so retain their more highly pitched childhood voice type.

Anna Crusis Women's Choir in 2014

Women's choir

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Anna Crusis Women's Choir in 2014

A women's choir or women's chorus is a choir formed exclusively by women.

Bach's four-part chorale setting of "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"

Chorale

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The chorale originated when Martin Luther translated sacred songs into the vernacular language (German), contrary to the established practice of church music near the end of the first quarter of the 16th century.

The chorale originated when Martin Luther translated sacred songs into the vernacular language (German), contrary to the established practice of church music near the end of the first quarter of the 16th century.

Bach's four-part chorale setting of "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"
Busoni's pictorial representation of the architecture of his Fantasia contrappuntistica composition: chorales appear symmetrically in Nos. 1 and 11
"Préface" (preface) and "Choral inappétissant" (unsavoury chorale), first page of Satie's autograph of Sports et divertissements (dated 15 May 1914)

In the 17th century the repertoire was enriched with more choral and organ settings of the chorale tunes.

Vocal fold, scheme

Falsetto

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Vocal register occupying the frequency range just above the modal voice register and overlapping with it by approximately one octave.

Vocal register occupying the frequency range just above the modal voice register and overlapping with it by approximately one octave.

Vocal fold, scheme
Glottal cycle, falsetto

The falsetto register is used by male countertenors to sing in the alto and occasionally the soprano range and was the standard before women sang in choirs.

Soloquartet and strings

Cantata

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Soloquartet and strings

A cantata (literally "sung", past participle feminine singular of the Italian verb cantare, "to sing") is a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment, typically in several movements, often involving a choir.

List of Bach choirs

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Bach Choir, Bach-Chor or Bachchor is the name of a number of organizations named after Johann Sebastian Bach, often performing his choral music exclusively, predominantly, or historically.

Interior of the new Coventry Cathedral, where the Requiem was first performed

War Requiem

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Large-scale setting of the Requiem composed by Benjamin Britten mostly in 1961 and completed in January 1962.

Large-scale setting of the Requiem composed by Benjamin Britten mostly in 1961 and completed in January 1962.

Interior of the new Coventry Cathedral, where the Requiem was first performed

The work is scored for soprano, tenor and baritone soloists, chorus, boys' choir, organ, and two orchestras (a full orchestra and a chamber orchestra).

Viljandi Folk Music Festival held annually within the castle ruins in Viljandi, Estonia.

Folk music

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Music genre that includes traditional folk music and the contemporary genre that evolved from the former during the 20th-century folk revival.

Music genre that includes traditional folk music and the contemporary genre that evolved from the former during the 20th-century folk revival.

Viljandi Folk Music Festival held annually within the castle ruins in Viljandi, Estonia.
Indians always distinguished between classical and folk music, though in the past even classical Indian music used to rely on the unwritten transmission of repertoire.
Nepali folk musician Navneet Aditya Waiba
Armenian traditional musicians
Assyrians playing zurna and Davul, the typically used instruments for their folk music and dance.
Korean traditional musicians
Naxi traditional musicians
The Steinegger brothers, traditional fifers of Grundlsee, Styria, 1880
Locations in Southern and Central Appalachia visited by the British folklorist Cecil Sharp in 1916 (blue), 1917 (green), and 1918 (red). Sharp sought "old world" English and Scottish ballads passed down to the region's inhabitants from their British ancestors. He collected hundreds of such ballads, the most productive areas being the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky.
The African lamellophone, thumb piano or mbira
Paban Das Baul, baul singer at Nine Lives concert, 2009
Battlefield Band performing in Freiburg in 2012
The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices
Latvian men's folk ensemble Vilki, performing at the festival of Baltic crafts and warfare Apuolė 854 in Apuolė, August 2009
Maria Gasolina performing at 2008 Faces Festival in Raseborg, Finland
French-Canadian lumberjacks playing the fiddle, with sticks for percussion, in a lumber camp in 1943.

They commemorate historical and personal events. On certain days of the year, including such holidays as Christmas, Easter, and May Day, particular songs celebrate the yearly cycle. Birthdays, weddings, and funerals may also be noted with songs, dances and special costumes. Religious festivals often have a folk music component. Choral music at these events brings children and non-professional singers to participate in a public arena, giving an emotional bonding that is unrelated to the aesthetic qualities of the music.

Voice change

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A voice change or voice mutation, sometimes referred to as a voice break or voice crack, commonly refers to the deepening of the voice of people as they reach puberty.

A voice change or voice mutation, sometimes referred to as a voice break or voice crack, commonly refers to the deepening of the voice of people as they reach puberty.

Unchanged voices were in high demand for church choirs, which historically excluded women.