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Choir

The choir highlighted on a typical cathedral plan

The choir or quire is, in church architecture, the area in which the service is celebrated. It is so named because it is the place where the choir gathers to sing the Holy Office.

Traditionally, the choir was separated from the nave with a rood screen.

The sanctuary, where the altar is set, may be separate from the choir, or form its rearmost part.

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