A choir is a group of singers and musicians performing together in the church or school.
The person who sings in a choir is called a chorister. The word ‘chorister’ originated from the Latin word chorus, which means singers and dancers.
The choir members in a choir depend on the needs of the performance, the purposes of the performance. Smaller choir groups ensemble up to 36 voices. But the average number varies from 40 to 60. In larger choir groups, the choir members will be more than 100. It depends on the popularity of singers and performers.
Quotes About Choir
Performing together in a group in rhythm needs a lot of practice and dedication. Many choir singers later became famous professionals. Listed below are the best choir quotes for the church.
1.“A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists.”
– Vera Nazarian.
2.“The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.”
3.“I was fired ignominiously from the Junior School Choir for being so off tune that the choir mistress declared she couldn’t even bear to have me mime.”
4.”O may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again
In minds made better by their presence.”
5.”I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out.”
6.”I’m obsessed with choirs, and always have been, because of that sense of overwhelming vocals.”
7.”I grew up singing in my dad’s choir and singing with my family.”
– Steven Curtis Chapman.
8.”For those in the conservative movement to think that you’re going to change minds only by preaching to the choir, you don’t understand how media works.”
9.”In the church of my heart the choir is on fire.”
— Vladimir Mayakovsky.
10.”I was definitely a choir and theater geek.”
– Michelle Branch.
11.”I sang in choir as a kid.”
12.”I used to sing in the church choir. People would say it was unusual for such a small girl to have such a big voice.”
– Jennifer Hudson.
13.”I was in a church choir early on and that really helped me musically in terms of chops, learning how to sing harmonies.”
14.”I used to have Bible studies at my house. I was in the choir. I was mischievous but also a real mama’s boy.”
15.”My advice to young singers is to either join your school or church’s choir or find one in your local area.”
16.”Chestnuts roasting on an open fire /Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir.”
-Melvin H. Mel Torm.
17.”I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity… to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music.”
18.”There are choirs singing in your head. If you listen, you will hear the music. It is the song of angels.”
-Neale Donald Walsch.
19.”The holly bears a blossom / As white as lily flower / And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ / Sweet singing of the choir .”
20.”In the church of my heart the choir is on fire.”
21.”One who sings with his tongue on fire, gargles in the rat race choir.”
22.”I’ve taught Sunday school, I’ve sung in the choir, I directed a choir.”
23.“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”
― Emory Austin.
24.”Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel.”
-Hunter S. Thompson.
25.”As a child, I had lived many years in Southampton and sang in the choir of the Dune Church.”
-Rachel Lambert Mellon.
26.”My father has a beautiful, beautiful voice. His father was a pastor of a church. My mother sang in a church choir.”
27.”For at the hour of death you became a celebrated film star, it is a moment of glory for everyone, when the choral music scales the top notes.”
28.”I played the trumpet for nine years, and then I joined the choir after that, and then I was in musicals in high school.”
Quotes About Singing In A Choir
Singing is God’s gift. All the choir singers believe in praising and thanking God. Here are some interesting and inspirational quotes for singers.
29.”Singing in a choir is cheaper than therapy, more fun than working out.
30.”I’m used to singing in churches where nobody would dare stop me until the Lord arrives!”
31.”I started off singing in church as a child. That was my first moment of touching something outside of myself.”
32.”Like all soul singers, I grew up singing in church.”
33.”It is not you that sings, it is the Church that is singing, and you, as a member of the Church, may share in its song.”
34.“Prayer is only another name for good, clean, direct thinking. When you pray, think well what you are saying, and make your thoughts into things that are solid.
– Richard Llewellyn.
35.”I was raised in a Jewish family, but since I was adopted, my parents sent me to Hebrew school and Bible chapel, so I got the best of both worlds – singing in both a choir.”
36.”Singing, it’s like loving somebody, it’s a supreme emotional and physical experience.”
37.”I was never interested in singing in the church choir or in school. I was more interested in becoming a musician.”
Famous Choir Quotes
Singing in the church is the way people express their gratitude towards the Lord. Here are the famous choir quotes from various authors, singers, and musicians. All these quotes express their love and dedication to singing and choir groups.
38.”The family of God is the choir, and God is their audience.”
39.”We cannot listen to one voice above all others. We must listen to a choir of voices if we are to understand the individual tunes.”
40.”I think there is a fascination with choral music in general.”
41.”I sang in the choir for years, even though my family belonged to another church.”
– Paul Lynde.
42.”It is my belief that everything you need to know about the world can be learned in a church choir.”
43.”I sang in the choir all the way up until I went to college.”
44.”When I was growing up, I’d be in the choir. My mum was the organist in the church, so I’d sing in the church.”
45.”Sing, then. Sing, indeed, with shoulders back, and head up so that song might go to the roof and beyond to the sky.”
46.”I guess my first professional experience was when my church choir director told my mother that I had a gift with my voice.”
– Sondra Radvanovsky.
47.”There must be four or five hundred choirs here in London alone.”
48.”Sometimes I think the choir gets a little ticked with me because I haven’t sung in a long time and I can sing.”
49.”Happiness is singing in a choir.”
50.”No one can appropriate God, goodness, the Bible or Jesus. It just seems that way.”
51.”By prayer and good thought you will conquer all enemies.”
52.”I loved going to church. I enjoyed being a part of the choir and just doing things in and around the church.”
Quotes About The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
This choir was founded in August 1847 in America. It is one of the most famous ensembles in the world. Here are some of the choir quotes praising the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
52.”These are people who are there for the joy of music. It’s not a job with them; It’s a mission.”
53.”When people ask what’s on my iPod, it’s the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.”
54.”I do not hesitate to profess that there is no finer choir in the entire world.”
-Thomas S. Monson.
All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth – in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world – have not any subsistence without a mind.
I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity… to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.
I sang in the choir for years, even though my family belonged to another church.
There are choirs singing in your head. If you listen, you will hear the music. It is the song of angels. Pay no attention to the sounds of the world. They are just noises, and even when added up all together they have no value, make no sense. Strain to hear the song of angels. Listen to the melody within your soul.
It is my belief that everything you need to know about the world can be learned in a church choir.
I find it very fascinating that one person or a group of people can get together as a choir and come up with a song that ends up inspiring people to create emotions, love and togetherness. Communication, which comes from this idea that sparks off of humanity and becomes something that is cherished and loved by the people, is very fascinating to me.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Yes, I heard my people singing!-in the glow of parlor coal-stove and on summer porches sweet with lilac air, from choir loft and Sunday morning pews-and my soul was filled with their harmonies. Then, too, I heard these songs in the very sermons of my father, for in the Negro’s speech there is much of the phrasing and rhythms of folk-song. The great, soaring gospels we love are merely sermons that are sung; and as we thrill to such gifted gospel singers as Mahalia Jackson, we hear the rhythmic eloquence of our preachers, so many of whom, like my father, are masters of poetic speech.
The family of God is the choir, and God is their audience.
It was my Mum who got me into singing properly – she knew I had to do something with my voice because she knew I was talented. She was the one who pushed me into joining a choir all those years ago, when I was about 12. I remember she told me to start with the choir and just see where it took me.
In the church of my heart the choir is on fire
Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, and describe what’s going on here. Then we can at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of darkness, or, if it comes to that, choir the proper praise.
My mother raised me in the church. I was not allowed to stay home on Sunday; there was no option. I sang in the choir all the way up until I went to college.
An individual voice can be heard in a choir that otherwise sings in unison. This is something that is not excused.