Soak up some holiday spirit by listening to some melodious Christmas choir at your local church. The name 'choir' came from the architectural area located in the chancel, between the nave and the altar that was left to accommodate the liturgical singers, in ancient churches. This musical ensemble can be of different types, depending on the participants. During Christmas, you may come across mixed choirs, male choirs, female choirs or children choirs. Choirs are an important part of the Christmas celebration that takes place in a community. Special Christmas choir music is composed and sung together with an orchestra band in contemporary format. Many local churches plan out special Christmas Choir for Christmas Eve services. They sing many Christmas carols and the practice starts very early to ensure all around success of the choir. Here, you can read about the different choir music and songs for Christmas service.
Christmas Choir Music
Find out if your church hosts a special concert to celebrate Christmas festivities. These concerts are a great way to enjoy some seasonal Christmas music. The church may also have instrumental services or choir driven services throughout December that are open and made free for the public. Many colleges and university choir groups take part in community theatre and stage musical plays accompanied by bands, choirs and swing (music and dance) concerts during the holiday season. Many historical composers like Richard Strauss and Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, John Rutter and Eric Whitacre composed choral music as part of their compositions. The choirs still prefer to sing the same kind of choral music that was set by these talented composers during the 20th century. Traditional harmonic music and techniques are still used to create these chorales. Some of the most famous choirs are BBC Symphony Chorus, Choir of Kings' College, Cambridge, Harlem Gospel Choir, London Community Gospel Choir, State Symphony Capella of Russia, University of the Philippines Concert Chorus and Knightsbridge Singers. There are plenty of choir songs that are sung, but here are a few that have become important part of Christmas traditions around the world.