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Liturgical Chanters





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 Group:

Age 16 and up.

Getting Involved:

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.

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Diakonissa Charlotte graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She married Marine officer Bria...[more]
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Diakonissa Charlotte graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She married Marine officer Brian Todd (who is now Dn. Eugene) in 1984 and lived in many places as a result. She and Brian, along with five of their six children, entered the Orthodox Church in 1997. She began chanting in 1998 and has attended numerous music and chanting workshops at the Sacred Music Institute of Antiochian Village in Pennsylvania. She has been leading the chant ministry at St Spyridon since 2008 and she initiated the St. Spyridon youth choir in 2009. Dk. Charlotte homeschooled her children for twenty-two years, and several of her daughters have become active in the chanting ministry along with her. Dk. Charlotte has been active in several choirs and vocal ensembles over the years, including the Denver-based Orthodox Octet directed by the late composer Richard Toensing. She also enjoys hiking, knitting, baking, and reading.