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 (kə-pĕl′mī′stər, kä-)
The leader of a choir or orchestra.

[German : Kapell, choir (from Medieval Latin capella; see chapel) + Meister, master; see Meistersinger.]


n, pl -ter
(Classical Music) a variant spelling of capellmeister


(kənˈdʌk tər)

1. a person who conducts; a leader, guide, director, or manager.
2. an employee on a bus, train, or other public conveyance who is in charge of the conveyance and its passengers, collects fares or tickets, etc.
3. a person who directs an orchestra, band, or chorus, esp. by motions of a baton or the hands.
4. a substance, body, or device that readily conducts heat, electricity, sound, etc.
[1525–50; < Latin]
con•duc•to•ri•al (ˌkɒn dʌkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
con•duc′tor•ship`, n.
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6, what would have been his 85th birthday, in Quebec City's Eglise Saint-Charles-Borromee, where he had been Maitre de Chapelle for more than half a century.
Il repete sans cesse qu'il n'est qu'un miserable organiste de couvent, alors qu'il est capable de donner des lecons de solfege au maitre de chapelle de la Primatiale.
I'm also maitre de chapelle at the church of La Nativite in Laprairie [south of Montreal].