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the Nikon choir

The paparazzi or a large group of photojournalists, especially when actively engaged in photographing someone or something of great interest. (Refers to the Nikon brand of camera.) As soon as the starlet walked out onto the red carpet, the Nikon choir swelled to a nearly deafening volume.
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preach to the choir

To try to convince someone about something that they already support or understand. You're preaching to the choir here—we all have kids and understand how busy life with kids is.
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preach to the choir

 and preach to the converted
Fig. to make one's case primarily to one's supporters; to make one's case only to those people who are present or who are already friendly to the issues. There is no need to convince us of the value of hard work. We already know that. You are just preaching to the choir. Don't waste your time telling us about the problem. That's preaching to the choir. Bob found himself preaching to the converted when he was telling Jane the advantages of living in the suburbs. She already hates city life.
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Originally from Blackpool, Alan's work brought him to Coventry in 1977, when he started his career as a male voice choir musical director for Binley MVC, which later became the City of Coventry MVC.
The 'silver cup' awards were in the choir class, songs from the shows class and the choir recital class.
The women's choirs taking part are Cor Merched Sir Gar, Llunsain (London) Parti Llwchwr and Waun Ddyfal Women's Choir (Cardiff ).
And the 54-strong choir will perform its first concert at Middlesbrough Theatre under Mrs Willis' leadership tonight.
The choirs were previously both on BBC's Last Choir Standing.
The choirs taking part are: Norton Rose Choir (Norton Rose is a leading global law firm and its choir won Office Choir of the Year 2012); Nomura Voices (the choir of investment bank Nomura); Sounds Just Brilliant (the choir of international law firm S.
The closing date for applicants for Cor Cymru Cynradd 2015 is Wednesday, October 1, but youth choirs have until Wednesday, October 8 to take into account the college term dates.
THERE is no mystery about why Wales is known as the land of song - our choirs are among the most famous in the world.
They beat off competition from five other choirs, from London, Nottingham, Preston and the Birmingham Community Gospel Choir.
The 71-year-old said: "The average age of the choir is quite high.
The choir's fresh approach and intriguing African repertoire prompted an invitation for a friendship concert along with the Shanghai Conservatoire Female Choir from China to the Cincinnati downtown Freedom Centre, a performance that received roaring standing ovations for every song that was performed.
The JD Wetherspoon-run Red Lion in Morriston opened earlier this summer with a big display featuring the Orpheus, and with the choir singing several songs at its launch.
The Liverpool Signing Choir will appear on Inside Out as the programme explores the difference the choir has made to the community and to the 100 young people involved.
Forty-two singers (boys, girls and men) sang with the Worcester Cathedral Choir and as a choir-in-residence; they sang five services at Gloucester Cathedral and two Evensong service at Hereford Cathedral.
A choir director joined the project in the fall and began to teach choir members a selection of seasonal songs that were to play on the local radio station.