Definition and background:
A group of singers who usually sing in parts with several voices on each part. That part of a cathedral that is set apart for the choir. A group of homogeneous instruments which perform together such as a brass choir. a choir is a group of singers. The word is generally used to indicate such a group in a church, or the part of the church in which such a group is normally placed
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