One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man who sings in a church or cathedral choir.
- ‘Currently, The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys is comprised of 14 choirmen and 30 choristers.’
- ‘Indeed in the interval the choirmen were comparing plainsong with the monks’ psalters.’
- ‘The High Church ceremonial and the enthusiastic commitment of generations of choristers and choirmen provide a continual source of inspiration and the future is viewed with great enthusiasm.’
- ‘The choirman saw at once that something had happened, and he felt as many people feel when there is an accident.’
- ‘In the fourteenth century, the Bishop provided the choir with a proper income and built Vicars Close, a unique mediaeval street which still exists today housing all the organists and choirmen.’
- ‘All the choirmen and the headmaster were members of the school staff in line with Mr Amherst's original practice.’
- ‘Chapter Four opens with the choir depleted by major disruption caused by military call-up of choirmen.’
- ‘The senior choir stalls are misericords, hinged seats with a wooden block on which choirmen could sit during long sermons.’
- ‘The choirmen from Schola Deo Gracias sang a set and with us for two songs.’
- ‘My father, being the head choirman, was handed the cross off the altar.’
- ‘Across the Cathedral Green the Vicars’ Hall will be opening its doors where, unchanged since the 14th Century, the choirmen used to dine.’
- ‘As positions become available among the choirmen, the Music Office posts an ‘available position’ notice in the Cathedral website and local newspapers.’
- ‘At the age of 7, I joined the choir at Christchurch Priory where my late father was already a choirman.’
- ‘As well as singing alongside the choirmen at services most Sundays in Chingford Parish Church, the choir also sings in cathedrals all over England and occasionally abroad!’
- ‘Among the members of the Association are friends and supporters of the Choir, past and present choristers and choirmen.’
- ‘I was told last night by one of our choirmen about the agnostic dyslexic insomniac, who lays awake at night wondering if there's a dog…’
- ‘In 1685 after King James II's coronation, a choirman, Charles Taylour, removed a gold cross and chain having seen it glint through a hole in the coffin.’
- ‘An army may march on its stomach, but it is well known that choirmen sing on their beer.’
- ‘Mr. Smith (also a choirman) owned the Clewer Nursery Gardens in Surly Hall Road (now Maidenhead Rd.) and was responsible for the grave-digging and churchyard upkeep.’
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