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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; to state one's opinion to those who are already most receptive to it. You're preaching to the choir here—we all have kids and understand how busy life can get. Honestly, you're preaching to the choir, but I just don't have any money to donate.
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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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The choir sang two pieces - Be Joyful by Mervyn Cousins and Winds by Larysa Kuzmenko.
Fifty-one choristers set out on a visit to Nurtingen in 1965 Fifty-one choristers set out on a visit to Nurtingen in 1965 Pendyrus Male Choir line up for a photocall in 2005 Pendyrus Male Choir line up for a photocall in 2005 Harpist Catrin Finch and Tim Rhys-Evans, musical director of Only Men Aloud, in 2008 An early shot of the Treorchy Male Choir
The group has just launched in Sutton Coldfield - after a Nottingham Tuneless Choir proved a runaway success.
Nottingham choir leader Bernie Bracha pointed out only two per cent of the population are truly tone deaf.
James Llewelyn Jones (pictured) takes over the choir acknowledged as one of the best in the country.
City of Coventry Male Voice Choir AN accomplised musical director is returning to his musical roots for a charity concert with the City of Coventry Male Voice Choir.
ST OSWALD'S Hospice is searching for their Choir of the Year 2013.
Andrew is a regular visitor to Teesside and as well as running Les Sirenes, he conducts many choirs in Scotland and the Lakes.
A total of 364 choirs from different parts of the world participated including South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe from the African continent.
The question of appropriate choir size should be answered with a variety of criteria.
But there was no mention of Morriston's three other well-respected choirs: the 32-year-old Morriston RFC Male Voice Choir; the Tabernacle Morriston Choir formed in 1876; and the Morriston Ladies Choir formed in 1941.
WORCESTER - Members of the All Saints Church Combined Choirs will be on hand Sunday evening to talk about their 17-day trip to England, where they performed last month at such prestigious and historic locations as Worcester Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral and Hereford Cathedral.
In the first live knockout show the six final choirs were relying on the viewers at home support them.
The choir has been picked to join with other choirs in New York City's Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center on Feb.