schola cantorum


scho·la can·to·rum

noun \ˌskō-lə-kan-ˈtr-əm\
plural scho·lae can·torum \-ˌlē-, -ˌlā-, -ˌlī-\

Definition of SCHOLA CANTORUM

1
:  a singing school especially for church choristers; specifically :  the choir or choir school of a monastery or of a cathedral
2
:  an enclosure designed for a choir and located in the center of the nave in early church buildings

Origin of SCHOLA CANTORUM

Medieval Latin, school of singers
First Known Use: 1782

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