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Chorale, choral or corral

A chorale is a slow, dignified hymn that employs harmony. In the United States, a chorale is also a choir or chorus of people. Chorale comes from the German word Choral which means metrical hymn in Reformed church.

Choral is the adjective form of chorale, meaning written for or sung by a chorale or group of singers.


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A corral is a fenced enclosure used to hold livestock, especially horses or cattle. Corral is also used as a transitive verb, which is a verb that takes an object, to mean to contain livestock in a fenced enclosure or to round up. Related words are corrals, corralled, corralling. Corral is an American word, borrowed from the Spanish, based on the Spanish word corro which means ring.

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Bruffy recently made his ninth trip to the podium to accept a Grammy Award, this time for best choral performance for the Kansas City Chorale and Phoenix Chorale’s recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil.” (The Kansas City Star)

More than 20 local musical, choral and dance groups will perform on various stages throughout the museum. (The NOrthwestern)

The Vesnivka Choir treated music lovers in the Ukrainian community and many others in the Canadian music community to a unique heavenly choral experience to commence its 50th anniversary season. (The Ukrainian Weekly)

“Tombstone Rashomon,” the next film by director Alex Cox (“Repo Man,” “Sid & Nancy”), will examine the gunfight at the OK Corral from a variety of viewpoints, similar to the Akira Kurosawa classic “Rashomon.” (The Arizona Daily Star)

One corral already is in use on the Route 19 site, but it supplies water for the Jeffries well pad in North Strabane. The gas company is seeking approval for a second freshwater corral on Bier that would be used for water distribution to well sites outside the township, namely in Somerset, Nottingham and South Strabane townships. (The Observer-Reporter)

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