Chanting is a ministry to the brethren. Participating at this level is an honor, a blessing, and a privilege. But along with that comes increased obligation and responsibility. The Holy Scriptures, our sacred hymnography, and the prayers of the Church must be chanted and/or read with reverence and dignity, in a spirit of humility. To become proficient requires practice.
The atmosphere of prayer and worship is greatly influenced by how effectively the ministry is fulfilled. Therefore, more is expected of anyone at the Chanter's Stand.
The general principles of Church Etiquette apply to anyone serving in any official capacity, including that of the Chanter.
No one is allowed to approach the chanter's stand without permission from the priest. If you want to learn how to chant, start with this: