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(1) In Ancient Gr., leader of ch. (2) An official peculiar to the Univ. of Oxford. When the lectureship or professorship in Mus. was founded and endowed by William Heather in 1626, he laid it down that a subordinate official, called choragus, was to conduct practices of mus. twice a week. The office still exists (but not with that duty).

(1) In Ancient Gr., leader of ch. (2) An official peculiar to the Univ. of Oxford. When the lectureship or professorship in Mus. was founded and endowed by William Heather in 1626, he laid it down that a subordinate official, called choragus, was to conduct practices of mus. twice a week. The office still exists (but not with that duty).

Subjects: Music.


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