An ensemble of singers who perform together as a group is called a choir or chorus.
Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to
Often led by a choirmaster, choirs can sing with or without instrumental accompaniment.
Singing without accompaniment is called acapella singing, and accompanied singing can
vary from only one instrument to a full orchestra.
Choirs can have various makeups. Mixed choirs have both male and female voices, covering
a range of keys from bass up to soprano, whereas female choirs are made up of only
sopranos and altos. Male choirs come in two forms; the first contains tenors, baritones
and bass; the second can include boys singing the upper ranges - boy sopranos.
Finally, children's choirs are made up of sopranos and altos.
Choral music has origins in Ancient Greece over two thousand years ago, and since then
it has developed and branched through experimentation. Traditionaly being the domain of
religious hymns, choral music has come to include many non-religious traditional
singing, and modern arrangements.
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