Types of Concerts

There are many different types of concerts and they are differentiated based on the number of performers, instruments used, genre of music being performed or other factors. Here the most common types of concerts:

Chamber Orchestra Concerts

QC Choir - Chamber Orchestra

This orchestra is the type of concert composed of 40 or fewer musicians that perform with or without a conductor. The other types of chamber orchestras are based on the number of musicians, the kind of instruments used in the type of music performed.

Children's or Family Concerts

QC Choir - Children's Concerts

This concert is less formal and shorter than others. There are young instrumentalists belonging to a school, church or a family of musicians. The number of reformers, the types of instruments and the repertoire varies. This type of concert appeals to the whole family.

Choral Music Concerts

QC Choir - Choir Concert

These concerts are performed by a group of singers known as acquire. The size of the choir can vary, it can be as few as three or as huge as 100. Gustav Mahler's Symphony number 8 earned the title "Symphony of a Thousand" because it required a large chorus and orchestra. The choirs may sing a cappella or accompanied by a full orchestra.

Concert Band Concerts

QC Choir - High School Band Concert

This type of concert consists of musicians playing percussion and wind instruments. Other types of instruments can be added depending on the music. Concert bands are also called wind ensembles, wind bands, symphonic bands etc. The music can vary from classical to contemporary. Concert bands can include school bands and community bands.


QC Choir - Opera Singer

An Opera combines music with other elements including costumes, stage design, singing and dancing. Most operas are sung and there are no spoken lines. The music is performed by a small group of musicians with an orchestra. The music can be prerecorded and there are several types of opera. There is comic opera, also known as light opera. Opera usually tackles light not so delicate subject matters where the ending is often a happy resolution.


QC Choir - Stringed Trio

This is a type of performance that highlights the scale of an instrumentalist or a vocalist. Typically recitals pertain to a solo performer but it can feature two or more that play an instrument together or two or more singers.

Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts

QC Choir - Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts

This type of concert features a large number of musicians that are led by conductor. Each instrument family is represented, brass, woodwinds, percussions and strings. Sometimes there are additional singers or a chorus.

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