A choir (also known as a quire, chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform. Choirs may perform music from the classical music repertoire, which spans from the Medieval era to the present, or popular music repertoire. Most choirs are led by a conductor, who leads the performances with arm and face gestures.
- I guess I originally got the bug for performing when I was in choirs and school stuff and all that. I don't know when. I guess I decided to do it because a lot of people said I was good, and I liked the attention.
- Gavin Creel, "BWW Interview: Broadway at NOCCA Welcomes Gavin Creel", Heidi Scheuermann, Broadway World, Dec. 12, 2016
- It’s singing and rugby. And I don’t do the rugby. I always sang in school choirs and went on tours to other countries. I have always loved it. It’s a very communal thing, and you really connect with people.
- Taron Egerton "Who is the soulful gorilla in ‘Sing’? 5 things to know about Taron Egerton", Bryan Alexander, USA Today, Dec. 26, 2016
- Once the Mass is restored to its rightful place, we will again see choirs being developed. New compositions will be written because the composers, like their forebears, will see the setting of the Mass text to music as a means of possibly expiating their sins and assuring their music's immortality. Musicians will fight for the chance to become organists and choirmasters. The faithful will clamor for it. It will again become part of a living tradition.
- Richard Morris, "The Collapse-and Rebirth-of Sacred Music: An Interview with Richard Morris", Latin Mass Magazine (Spring 1999),
- I had always sung in choirs. Even when it was something to be laughed at or made fun of, you know, in school. And I was always the kid who was picked at the Christmas concert to sing the solo, you know, while the other kids snickered in the front few rows.
- Scott Weiland, "Scott Weiland: 'This Is My Life, a Cautionary Tale. Maybe Somebody Can Learn from It.'", Mike Sager, Esquire, Dec 4, 2015