Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Protestant hymn melody.
  • noun A harmonized arrangement of such a melody, especially one forming part of a larger choral or organ work.
  • noun A chorus or choir.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See choral, 1.

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  • noun a form of Lutheran or Protestant hymn tune
  • noun a chorus or choir

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  • noun a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, short for Choralgesang, choral song, translation of Medieval Latin cantus chorālis; see choral.]

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From German Choral.

Examples

  • This magnificent location at the base of fractured-stone cliffs, rising 600 feet above the natural amphitheater created by the crashing cascade, was a photo-perfect setting for federal and state tourism officials, so they assembled the symphony orchestra and chorale from the Arts and Sciences University of Chiapas, and assorted dignitaries and reporters.

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  • This magnificent location at the base of fractured-stone cliffs, rising 600 feet above the natural amphitheater created by the crashing cascade, was a photo-perfect setting for federal and state tourism officials, so they assembled the symphony orchestra and chorale from the Arts and Sciences University of Chiapas, and assorted dignitaries and reporters.

    Aqui es México

  • This magnificent location at the base of fractured-stone cliffs, rising 600 feet above the natural amphitheater created by the crashing cascade, was a photo-perfect setting for federal and state tourism officials, so they assembled the symphony orchestra and chorale from the Arts and Sciences University of Chiapas, and assorted dignitaries and reporters.

    Aqui es México

  • The first movement is a chorale fantasia based on the first verse of the chorale, which is a common feature of Bach's cantatas.

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  • The chorale was the exact opposite of the motette of the Netherlands.

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  • The chorale is the first to perform it in North America.

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  • The chorale is a 75-85 member chorus that performs two to four concerts per year, including a holiday concert in early December and a spring concert in early May.

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  • So in a sense the chorale is the link to our past. "

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  • Seniors who participated in a chorale showed significant health improvements compared to others their age: fewer doctor visits, fewer eyesight problems and falls, improved lung capacity and less asthma, less incidence of depression -- even the need for medication decreased.

    Brenda Peterson: Sing, Make a Joyful Sound: How Singing Helps Us

  • As we all, elders and chorale join together at the end of our Seattle concert to sing holiday songs, I feel a surge of physical well-being and gratitude to all the voices raised so strongly.

    Brenda Peterson: Sing, Make a Joyful Sound: How Singing Helps Us

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