A choir is a group of singers who perform together, with or without accompaniment from musical instruments. You may also hear a choir referred to as a chorus. Choirs around the world are incredibly varied, from casual secular groups which meet and perform periodically to highly organized church choirs featuring an array of very disciplined singers. Both secular and religious music is composed for the choir, and some choirs also adapt existing musical pieces for performance.


Making music with a group of people may give you just the balance you need between practicing alone at home and singing with a group. You discover how to listen carefully, you knowhow to monitor your sound based on how it feels. You get an opportunity to work on your ear. You get a chance to work on your social skills. You get to travel with the choir. You can work on reducing your performance anxiety by singing with a group.