Definition of choir school in English:

choir school


  • A school which is attached to a cathedral or college and specializes in training choirboys and choirgirls.

    • ‘None of the young choristers, who attend the Abbey's choir schools, has sung at such a large occasion before.’
    • ‘Recognizing his ‘pleasant voice’ and ‘studious diligence’, Georg Reutter, Kapellmeister at St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, accepted the young Haydn into his choir school in 1740.’
    • ‘This was the culmination of 9 years spent in the harsh régimes of English public education, first at the choir school of All Saints, Margaret Street, London, and after that at Clifton College in Bristol.’
    • ‘Among his most notable achievements are developing the choir school at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.’
    • ‘Born in Toronto, the Provider first burst onto the Quebec scene at the age of nine, via a Q-City Catholic choir school.’
    • ‘And he loved it so much that he gave everyone from the choir school a free tour of it, early.’
    • ‘Many museums now offer hands-on music sessions and some areas run Saturday morning music clubs or choir schools, where children get together to sing and play simple percussion instruments.’
    • ‘Also, the choir school mentioned in this entry is a real school.’
    • ‘Its revival during the last decade has led to the opening of choir schools to teach the younger generation their heritage of sacred vocal music.’
    • ‘The man who has headed one of Britain's most successful choir schools for 19 years is to take up a new appointment to help to remove financial uncertainty over York Minster.’
    • ‘That same year, 1926, John Finley Williamson, music director at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio, began a choir school and named it for his church.’
    • ‘He defended sacred art, reformed the Roman liturgy, and perhaps established a choir school.’
    • ‘I wasn't there (this is such a bad time of year for anything other than university coursework) but, less than ten minutes ago, I was given a real treat: the choir school was reported on on the TV news.’
    • ‘The Dean announced that it was to be removed to the old choir school adjoining the south transept of the Minster and the Archbishop's Registry.’