"A church without a choir is like a body without a soul." Our Cathedral Liturgical Choir is the soul of our church. They sing at most liturgical services the traditional Byzantine music of the Orthodox Church. There is hope that as our choir grows in membership, so too it will grow in its commitment to other sacramental services (such as weddings), a Christmas Concert, Conference Choir festivals and the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers. Our choir director and members are most faithful in their love and devotion to the Church and for that we are grateful. The Church affords us other ministries in the life of its members. One of these is unique to trained singers - that of the Church Chanter. One must have a pleasing voice, be trained in Byzantine music and have the blessing of the Metropolitan and/or the parish clergy before one can become a chanter in the Church. The same holds true for a church reader. One must be properly trained in liturgical reading before one can be blessed in this ministry.