The choir Sydney join is the most popular term for a group of singers although the terms chorale and chorus are often used swell. The term ‘Choral music’ is the name given to the type of music that is written specifically for such a group of singers.

The term ‘choir’ is often associated with a church. More often than not, if a group is performing outside of the church setting they are referred to as a chorus. This isn’t always the case though – parts of an orchestra are referred to as ‘choirs’, for example, a ‘woodwind choir’ or, sometimes different sections of a chorus can be referred to as a choir, differentiating the types of voice, for example ‘soprano choir’.

The choir is led by someone given the title ‘conductor’ or ‘choirmaster’. They will lead the choir with a number of visual prompts. A conductor is not only used by a choir, you’ll find conductors at the heart of orchestras, concert bands and many other performing musical groups.

How is a choir arranged in a proper way?

  • The choir can be arranged in a number of different ways. The final say will usually lay with the composer or the writer of the piece. Often the choir will be behind the orchestra and the voices will run from left to right, highest usual soprano on the left and the deepest usually bass on the right.
  • This is in keeping with the normal string layout. Sometimes the choir can be split by sex, men standing behind the women. Composers sometimes argue that the bass voices need to be close to the sopranos in order to tune to one another.
  • In professional or more experiences choral arrangements the voices will mix freely. This demands a much higher level of independence and confidence in each individual’s ability and some composers will argue that by doing this, the choir loses some of the resonance gained by keeping the types of voice closely knit.
  • Sometimes a piece will require multiple choirs to perform with each other. Sometimes the members of the choir will perform together, with no clear definition between the two. Sometimes the choirs will perform side by side.

The audience’s reception of the music does affect how the choir Sydney join can present themselves, the amount of space between the singers has been proven to change the audience’s perception of the sound that is created.