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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 9 years ago

What's the difference between a chorus, a chorale, and a choir?

I've heard these terms used interchangeably.

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  • 9 years ago
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    In a very basic way, these terms are interchangeable. But, in modern society, they tend to have slightly more distinct meanings. In general...

    A choir is a group of singers who primarily sing religious music. The word choir is also used to distinguish a subset of a larger ensemble (the 'woodwind choir' of an orchestra, for example).

    A chorus is a group of singers who primarily sing secular music. This term is often used to describe the "backup" singers in plays and musicals.

    The term chorale is slightly outdated, but is more synonymous with choir, in that a chorale typically sings religious music. (Incidentally, 'choral' is the adjective used to describe music written for a vocal ensemble to perform.)

    It doesn't matter if the singers are accompanied by musicians or not - the meanings of these words doesn't change.

    • Ken Price6 years agoReport

      This is absurd, the words are interchangeable. There is no difference and to imply that a choir is for religious purposes puts every high school choir in the US up for possible elimination. Don't try to make distinctions that are contrived.

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