Our purpose is to learn and execute, in the most beautiful manner possible, the Byzantine chant that is used in all the services of our church. We also incorporate some other types of chant and ensemble singing where it is appropriate.
We spend time in research, study, and practice in order to prepare for the services in which we sing, which is virtually every service conducted at St. Spyridon.
We typically have 2-3 chanters scheduled for each service, one of which is the lead. Our protopsalti (Lead Chanter), Charlotte Todd, sets up the rehearsal schedule as well as the chanting schedule for each month; and she is the one in charge of training.
Anyone is welcome to join us for training, even if you are not yet interested or ready to chant in the services. We usually have training/rehearsal sessions twice-a-month.
Age 16 and up.
One may join us for training and rehearsal at any of our practices. This is a prerequisite for chanting in the services.
If you are a chanter with previous experience, you may discuss your interest with the Lead Chanter who can approve your inclusion at the chanter's stand.
We are always looking for good, experienced chanters, as as well as those with good singing voices who are interested in learning this sacred art.