Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Choir Definition

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Choir

The choir is the part of a church were services are sung. The term also more generally refers to the eastern end of a church, whether or not it was reserved for singing. Choirs often have wooden pews or seats for choristers arranged along the walls, facing the centre of the choir. In larger churches such stalls can be elaborately decorated and finely carved.

Also spelled: quire

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