We're going to chorus/choir now

earthmerlin

Senior Member
English-US
Bonjour. To my 4 year old daughter, I'd like to say 'We're going to chorus/choir now'. Would that be 'Nous allons au choeur'? Is the 'au' correct here? Merci.
 
  • Yendred

    Senior Member
    Français - France
    "au/à le/à la" is correct, but I'd rather say:
    Nous allons à notre/la chorale, the word chorale being used more often instead of choeur (provided I understood well you talk about a group of singers which you belong to).
     

    Astilbe

    Senior Member
    French - France
    The word choeur is mostly used in the following : Les oeuvres pour choeur de Purcell = The choral works of Purcell.
    Or le choeur d'une église : the choir of the church (place in the church, just as transept or apse)
     

    Yendred

    Senior Member
    Français - France
    The word choeur is mostly used in the following : Les oeuvres pour choeur de Purcell = The choral works of Purcell.
    Oui et par extension, un morceau de musique s'appelle un choeur quand il est chanté à plusieurs voix.
    D'autre part, dans une chorale, on distingue souvent les solistes (qui chantent des airs en solo), et le choeur, c'est-à-dire le reste de la chorale.
     
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