Continuing with my post on the state of affairs at our church, the St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Trivandrum, here is my take on the church choir.
1. Either there should be a proper choir or no choir. What we have today is a shame.
2. Most of the time it looks like there is a competition between those in the madbaha (altar).
3. Some of the sextons are spoiling the whole environment with their run down voice. People loose interest as it is very irritating and they stop singing / participating after that.
4. There are talented people in our church who can lead and be in the choir but they don’t get involved because of the politics.
I am a member of this parish since 2007 but nothing seems to have changed for good in these years. Can we do something about this?