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  Chorale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A chorale was originally a hymn of the Lutheran church sung by the entire congregation.
Chorales tend to have simple and singable tunes, because they were originally intended to be sung by the congregation rather than a professional choir.
Chorale melodies were often derived from Gregorian Chant, sometimes with minor variation, and fitted with new words.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chorale   (474 words)

 Chorale setting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A chorale setting is any of a very wide variety of musical compositions, almost entirely of Protestant origin, which use a chorale as their basis.
Plainchant, associated with the Catholic church, was largely replaced with choral music sung in the vernacular language—usually German—and the corresponding musical forms from Catholic countries, such as the motet, were also replaced with forms which used as their basis the chorale melodies instead of the plainsong from which much of the motet repertory was derived.
Some of these forms are exclusively instrumental (such as the chorale prelude, chorale fugue, chorale fantasia, chorale partita or variations, chorale ricercare/canzona) while the others are a cappella vocal (some chorale motets) or for voices and instruments (chorale cantata, chorale concerto, chorale mass, chorale monody, some chorale motets).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chorale_setting   (365 words)

 Musical Forms - Chorale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The chorale cantata is a cantata which is a setting of a chorale text (or partly a paraphrase of one, as in many of the cantatas of Bach's second cycle, 1724-5), generally using the chorale melody in various ways.
An earlier type was the chorale motet, a vocal work often with instrumental doubling, where the chorale served as a cantus firmus in the 16th century and later served as a basis for fugal imitation.
The chorale fantasia is a more extended organ piece based on a chorale (the term has also been used for the elaborate opening choruses in Bach's chorale cantatas); the chorale fugue is an organ fugue based on a chorale melody; the chorale partita or chorale variations is a set of variations on a chorale melody.
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A chorale is a hymn of the Lutheran church sung by the entire congregation.
Although chorales were originally sung in church a cappella, several composers arranged and harmonised the melodies for several voices.
A chorale prelude includes the melody of the chorale, sometimes making it the theme as a set of variations, and often treating it as a cantus firmus to which other contrapuntal lines are added.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Chorale   (408 words)

 CHORALE - LoveToKnow Article on CHORALE
The national character of the German chorale, and the recent great development of interest in folk-music, together with the unique importance of Bachs work, have combined to tempt writers on music to over-estimate the distinctness of the artforms based upon the German chorale.
In modern times the use of German chorales, as in Mendelssohns oratorios and organ-sonatas, has had rather the aspect of a revival than of a development; though the technique and spirit of Brahmss posthumous organ choralepreludes is thoroughly modern and vital.
One of the most important, and practically the earliest collection of Chorales is that made by Luther and Johann Walther (1496 1570), the Enchiridion, published in 1524.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CH/CHORALE.htm   (724 words)

 Dana College Chorale
And although the Dana College Chorale has achieved a level of excellence on par with groups from the largest universities, there is one important difference: All Chorale members have active lives, besides being in Chorale.
Of the 35 Chorale members who have declared a major, music education leads the list (with 6 majors), but it's followed closely by elementary education (5 majors) and business administration (4 majors).
Chorale members are also active in other campus groups, including members of the men's soccer team, several Dana College Theater and Concert Band members and a writer for the student newspaper.
www.dana.edu /chorale   (240 words)

 The Arlington-Belmont Chorale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Historically speaking, in 1973 the Chorale of the Philharmonic Society of Arlington and the Belmont Chorus merged under the baton of the music director of both groups and the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra, John Bavicchi, the PSA's recently retired Music Director Emeritus.
Chorale rehearsals are held every Monday evening at 7:45 PM, at the Park Avenue Congregational Church (PACC) in Arlington Heights, beginning the first Monday after Labor Day and continuing into June.
The Arlington-Belmont Chorale is a member of The Greater Boston Choral Consortium.
www.psarlington.org /chorale.htm   (253 words)

 Idaho-Washington Concert Chorale
The purpose of the Idaho/Washington Concert Chorale is to perform choral works, both large and small, in the Palouse/Clearwater area for the enjoyment and entertainment; to promote appreciation and knowledge of choral music; and to perform such other legal acts as necessary to procure, prepare, and promote music, concerts, the group, and its activities.
Chorale officers shall be elected in the fall of each concert season and shall serve for one year from the date of election.
These are considered leadership positions/functions of the chorale and, as such, are expected to serve as an example for the chorale membership as it relates to chorale policies, public relations, and good will for the organization.
www.iwchorale.org /members/Policy_Statement.html   (2332 words)

 The Hartford Chorale - Hartford, Connecticut
The Hartford Chorale, founded in 1972, is a chorus of more than 130 men and women who are selected annually through competitive auditions.
In March 2001, the Chorale presented an all-Mozart concert, the centerpiece of which was the Mass in C Minor ("The Great").
He added, “The Chorale and CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists), which I also conduct, are about the same age and have co-existed happily these many years, each honoring and supporting the musical endeavors of the other.
www.hartfordchorale.org   (1935 words)

 The Dalton Chorale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Dalton Chorale, founded in 1991, provides its members the opportunity to sing beautiful sacred and secular works dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
The Chorale's performances draw on the strengths of exceptional soloists and an ensemble of some of New York's most talented young professional musicians.
Under the direction of David Shuler, the Chorale presents two concerts each year, one in mid-winter and one in the spring.
intranet.dalton.org /alumni/Alumnichorale/html   (182 words)

 Chesapeake Youth Chorale
Chesapeake Youth Chorale, Inc. was founded under the direction of Ann C. Turpin in 1999, to meet the need in the Chesapeake Bay area for a chorale expressly intended for youth.
Chorale members and supporters look forward to the continued growth that the choristers will achieve under her direction.
It is the policy of the Chesapeake Youth Chorale, Inc. to admit members on the basis of their qualifications only and with the assurance of equal opportunity and treatment regardless of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, or handicap.
www.chesapeakeyouthchorale.org /about.rml   (3432 words)

 Chorale membership
Nancy and Chris met in the Chorale and were married in December 1994 (yes, part of the Rutter Requiem was played at the wedding...).
Nicole Gaedecke joined the Chorale in the 18th season, has served on the Board as President, and is currently the Education Outreach Chair on the Chorale Board.
She has been a choral member in various Virginia groups, has sung with the UNM University Chorus and Coro de Camara, and studies voice under Margaret Pettengill of Santa Fe.
www.sdc-chorale.org /members.html   (3017 words)

 The Bakersfield Masterworks Chorale
The Chorale is a non-profit educational organization, and is Bakersfield's only mixed adult choral group governed locally by a board of directors operating under a constitution and by-laws.
Chorale singers and board members represent a broad cross-section of the community, ranging in age from college students to retired adults.
The Chorale is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
www.bakersfieldmasterworks.org   (352 words)

 Chorale History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The fact that the Chorale actually participated in a Portland Symphony production of the Ninth in 1979, 15 (not 20) years earlier, was somehow overlooked but did not in the least detract from this triumph.
The Oratorio Chorale now operates on an annual budget of $35,000, raised by all the usual means open to non-profit organizations, from grants to corporate sponsorships to every level of individual contribution.
She first sang with the Chorale as a member of the Bowdoin Chorus and switched her allegiance when she got decided to stick with the community group.
www.oratoriochorale.org /chorale_history.htm   (2848 words)

 About Us - AUP Indonesian Chorale
AUP Indonesian Chorale was founded in February 1996 by its music director, Gamaliel Simorangkir as a music major at the AUP College of Arts and Science.
At present, the Chorale is a 26-strong choir with the members hailing from different field of studies.
The AUP Indonesian Chorale (AUPIC) was founded in 1996 by Gamal Simorangkir, Deviano Lubis and Bruce Sumendap of the Adventist University of the Philippines as the PUC Indonesian Singing Group.
www.geocities.com /indonesianchorale/aboutus   (570 words)

 Issaquah Chorale - Audition Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Chorale membership shall be subject to the discretion of the Artistic Director.
Subject to the minimum age of 16 years, chorale members shall not be excluded on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability (Issaquah Chorale Bylaws)..
Chorale rehearsals are held from 7:00 to 9:30 pm on Monday evenings at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Issaquah.
www.issaquahchorale.org /audition.htm   (294 words)

 Camerata Chorale - Poughkeepsie, NY -  Entertaining The Hudson Valley!
The Chorale is under the direction of Lee Harold Pritchard.
Classical choral music is our main fare and it is this common bond that has created a circle of friends including, educators, lawyers, managers, engineers, homemakers, librarians, nurses, students and other professional people from all walks of life - some of them are charter members singing together for over 40 years.
Our Artistic Director, Lee H. Pritchard is an experienced conductor who has directed the Chorale since 1966 and shares with the membership a dedication to the performance of a wide variety of music in the choral arts.
www.camerata-chorale.org   (294 words)

 WMU Choral Studies - University Chorale
Chorale’s annual performance itinerary includes concerts and festivals on Western’s campus, appearances in neighboring communities and churches, tours within the U.S., and an international tour every third year –the most recent being a tour of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic in 2002.
In November of the same year, Chorale joined with members of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra to perform Handel's Dixit Dominus at the opening concert of the first Michigan Festival of Sacred Music.
In 1995, Chorale toured Russia, and in May of 1993, the University Chorale toured England, France, and Wales, where they won their division of the prestigious Pontryfendigaid Eisteddfod International Choral Competition.
www.wmich.edu /choralstudies/chorale   (188 words)

 The Capitol Hill Chorale : Inside CHC
The chorale is an 80-voice ensemble that performs a wide range of a cappella and accompanied music, including works from the classic choral literature, commissioned works, and folk, jazz, and popular-song literature.
The chorale joined several other affiliate organizations that are part of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), the community arts-education and outreach program founded in 1972 and now located at 7th and G streets, SE.
The chorale is working to build an endowment fund (for commissioning works and hiring musicians) and welcomes contributions from business and corporate sponsors, private citizens, and funding agencies and foundations.
www.capitolhillchorale.org /about   (572 words)

 Simone Guiducci - Chorale - english   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Acoustic guitarist SIMONE GUIDUCCI is back with a new record, Chorale, again accompanied by the brilliant and inseparable Gramelot Ensemble along with a clutch of guest musicians familiar from the international jazz scene.
Chorale marks a significant step on in Guiducci's pursuit of folk/jazz hybrid forms, a quest he has been on for several years now and which his previous album, the delightful Cantador showed to be rich in potential.
What distinguishes the tracks on Chorale is the attention to melody, heightened by some refined, delicate arrangements that weave a sophisticated tapestry which is at the same time extremely hummable.
www.felmay.it /7023en.html   (526 words)

 Georgia Tech Choral Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In the spring, the Chorale performed the monumental Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms with MIDI technology-based orchestration.
In 1974, the Tech Women's Chorale was formed, and one year later, the Glee Club and Women's Choir merged to form the Chorale, the first mixed ensemble on campus.
In 1997 William “Doc” Caldwell was hired as Director of Choral Activities.
cyberbuzz.gatech.edu /chorale   (626 words)

 The Stockton Chorale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Stockton Chorale is a not-for-profit community organization whose goals include bringing a wide variety of good choral music to the Stockton Community.
The Chorale is an advocate for the choral art in the community, corporate, and educational arenas.
The Stockton Chorale typically holds three concert sets per season: a Christmas Concert, a Masterworks Concert, and a Pops concert in May. Additional performances are held throughout the year by smaller ensembles and the Stockton Youth Chorale.
www.stocktonet.com /community/chorale   (164 words)

 Chorale Apprentices
She is very excited to be singing with the Chorale this year.
She performed Beethoven's Eroica Symphony with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, has accompanied the Sangre de Cristo Chorale in Christmas and Spring concert performances, and has had solo performances on numerous occasions (including performance of the National Anthem at the State Championship Track and Swimming meets).
He was involved in choral music since the sixth grade, when he joined the Los Alamos Boys' Choir.
www.sdc-chorale.org /apprentices.html   (1664 words)

 Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Concert Chorale presents 3 to 5 concerts each season under the direction of Bruce Hall, performing all types of choral literature.
The Chorale also serves as the principal choral ensemble of the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra.
The Cedar Rapids Choral Association and Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that encourages all community members to share their love of music, their gift of song and their musical talents with each other.
www.crchoral.org /pages/1   (216 words)

 Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Chorale and orchestra members will be ambassadors of goodwill, singing a universal language, as they perform in concert in three significant centers of European culture.
The Santa Ynez Valley Chorale is dedicated to enhancing the artistic excellence of its members and the cultural development of the community through the performance of diverse choral compositions.
The Santa Ynez Valley Chorale is committed to welcoming a diverse membership and developing a sense of community within that membership.
www.syvc.org   (514 words)

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