How to use Choristers in a sentence
The college was to consist of a provost, io priests, 6 choristers, 25 poor and needy scholars, 25 almsmen and a magister infor mator "to teach gratis the scholars and all others coming from any part of England to learn grammar."
Only two fellows, 4 choristers, 2 scholars and 2 almsmen were named in the charter and probably were only colourably members.
To priests and choristers, for example, of the proprietary or endowed orders were assigned 24 per annum if they were upwards of sixty years of age, 16 if upwards of 40, and 14, 8s.
Its use has never been confined to clerks in holy orders, and it has been worn since the Reformation by all the "ministers" (including vicars-choral and choristers) of cathedral and collegiate churches, as well as by the fellows and scholars of colleges in chapel.
Luther was at school here, and sang in the streets for bread with other poor choristers.Advertisement
Ten fellows and 16 choristers were added in 1394 to the 70 scholars, the choristers attending the school like the scholars, and being generally, during the first three centuries of the foundation, promoted to be scholars.
This was until Charles II.'s time a regular rogation, the choristers in surplices, the gentlemen of the royal chapel in copes, and the canons and other clergy in copes preceding the knights and singing the litany.
In 1892 at his instigation the first English Conference of Jewish Preachers was held, and some reforms were then and at other times introduced, such as the introduction of Bible Readings in English, the admission of women as choristers and the inclusion of the express consent of the bride as well as the bridegroom at the marriage ceremony.
Boys were taught with a view to becoming choristers or clergy.
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The most significant change did not come until 1955, when a choir school was set up to train choristers.
They will be joined by an ensemble of fifteen including two choristers from Westminster Abbey.
Many former choristers from all cathedrals go on to high profile jobs later in life.
Perhaps because this group included what appeared to be very new choristers, the program for Monday was not challenging.
Four or five priests and as many choristers were singing Miserere before the high altar when I went in.Advertisement
The Children's Choir was formed in May 2003 as a training choir for boy and girl choristers.
Choral boarding places of 16% fee are awarded to cathedral / choir school choristers.
O'Donnell places his senior choristers in the front line, with the juniors peeking out from the row behind.