"Any lateral division of any part of a church, whether nave, choir or transept. The number of aisles varies in the churches of different countries." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Aisle

"Any lateral division of any part of a church, whether nave, choir or transept. The number of aisles…

"Plan of Amiens Cathedral. A, Apsidal aisle. B B, Outer aisles of choir. F G, Transepts. H, Central tower. I J, Western turrets. M, Principal or western doorway. N N, Western side doors. P Q, North and south aisles of choir. R R R, Chapels. T U, North and south aisles of nave." — Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Amiens Cathedral

"Plan of Amiens Cathedral. A, Apsidal aisle. B B, Outer aisles of choir. F G, Transepts. H, Central…

"A semicircular recess usually placed at the east end of the choir or chancel of a romanesque, or what is commonly called in England an Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Norman church." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Apse

"A semicircular recess usually placed at the east end of the choir or chancel of a romanesque, or what…

An illustration of a boy and girl holding a chorus book and singing.

Children Singing & Holding Chorus Book

An illustration of a boy and girl holding a chorus book and singing.

"Choir of Worcester Cathedral" —D'Anvers, 1895

Choir

"Choir of Worcester Cathedral" —D'Anvers, 1895

A choir of children singing and reading out of their song books.

Choir

A choir of children singing and reading out of their song books.

An illustration of a all female choir with a male choir director.

Female Choir with Male Director

An illustration of a all female choir with a male choir director.

Boys singing in a choir at an outdoor chapel service. There is a wooden cross and a makeshift pulpit. A man stands to the right of the boys and appears to be a preacher.

Boys Singing in a Choir Outside

Boys singing in a choir at an outdoor chapel service. There is a wooden cross and a makeshift pulpit.…

"A small desk in cathedrals, churches, etc., at which the litany is enjoined to be sung or said. It is sometimes called a litany stool or litany desk, and when used it is generally placed in the middle of the choir, sometimes near the steps of the altar." -Whitney, 1911

Faldstool

"A small desk in cathedrals, churches, etc., at which the litany is enjoined to be sung or said. It…

An illustration of two girls singing while holding a chorus book between the two of them.

Two Girls Singing & a Holding Chorus Book

An illustration of two girls singing while holding a chorus book between the two of them.

A boy and girl share a song book as they sing together.

Singing Boy and Girl

A boy and girl share a song book as they sing together.

An illustration of a group of men and woman holding sheet music and singing.

Singing Group

An illustration of a group of men and woman holding sheet music and singing.

The plan of the Westminster Cathedral in London with elements indicated.

Westminster Cathedral

The plan of the Westminster Cathedral in London with elements indicated.