Origin of choralFrench
The definition of choral is something associated with singing or something composed for or sung by a choir.
A hymn that is composed in order to be sung by a church choir is an example of something that would be described as choral.
- Of or relating to a chorus or choir.
- Performed or written for performance by a chorus.
Origin of choralMedieval Latin chorālis from chorus choral dance from Latin; see chorus .
- variant spelling of chorale
- Choral writing itself has become different from what it was in the 16th century.
- Choral singing is a popular amusement, and is accompanied by the Spanish guitar and native wind-instruments.
- The elaborate choral writing sometimes rises to almost Hellenic regions of dramatic art; and there is no crudeness in the passages that carry on the story quietly in reaction from the climaxes - a test far too severe for Tannhauser and rather severe for even the mature works of Gluck and Weber.
- An annual musical festival is held here under the auspices of the Converse College Choral Society.
- The city has always been interested in music and the drama: the regular choir of 500 voices of the Mormon Tabernacle (organized in 1890) is one of the best choruses in the country, and closely connected with its development are the Symphony Orchestra and the Salt Lake Choral Society.