Definition of choir organ in English:

choir organ


  • A separate division of many large organs, played using a third manual (keyboard), and typically having distinctively toned stops.

    ‘Christopher Herrick has chosen the smaller choir organ that Metzler built in 1979 at the opposite end to the main instrument at Stadtkirche in Switzerland's Zofingen.’
    • ‘There are also two others, to unite the swell and choir organs to the great one, together or separate.’
    • ‘Some choir organs are completely sealed in an enclosure so as to muffle the sound even more greatly.’
    • ‘The best of these, probably the two choir organs, were retained but were obviously old and decrepit.’
    • ‘For many years they had wished and planned for a great organ in the church of St. Laurens, a lofty building in the Gothic style, which possessed only two small choir organs without pedals.’
    • ‘The great and choir organs were coupled and thumb and toe pistons installed.’
    • ‘The ‘second’ organ is a combination of the common type of swell and choir organs now in use, without duplication of stops and with a few additions which would be acceptable.’
    • ‘Both main and choir organs are by Marcussen & Son of Denmark.’
    • ‘Cathedral organist Jozef Sluys initiated the building of two choir organs by Patrick Collon.’
    • ‘When the building of the new Baroque church had been completed, two new organs were installed, a gallery organ and a choir organ, separated in two halves right and left in the chancel.’
    • ‘The volume of sound is not overpowering in itself but ‘quality rather than quantity’ is perhaps the expression which fits the choir organ best.’
    • ‘The four rank swell mixture increased to five ranks, the voix céleste was continued down to FF, tubular-pneumatic action was fitted to the choir organ, and fifteen pneumatic pistons were added.’
    • ‘The organ's console is patterned after those in 19th century French choir organs.’
    • ‘The design of the white oak casework is inspired by French choir organs.’
    • ‘A new Blower, Bellows and wind system has been built for the choir organ.’
    • ‘The opportunity was taken to replace the old choir organ with an entirely new organ which includes Great, Swell and Pedal divisions playable from a completely revised, detached all-electric four manual console.’


choir organ

/ˈkwī(ə)r ˈôrɡən/ /ˈkwaɪ(ə)r ˈɔrɡən/