The great Fr. Z of What Does the Prayer Really Say? has an interesting post about where exactly must a choir in a church be located?
Click here to read this very informative post. You will be surprised what the Church documents really say about this.
Through the years, we have been tricked into believing that Vatican II is the Mother of all Councils and that anything before Vatican II is scrapped. And so goes the chaos.
You hear nuns, priests and bishops and lay people who went to seminars of liturgical dissenters and became liturgical-know-it-all telling you "what Vatican II says."
I too had a similar experience in our parish where the choir was placed right in the front pews of the church. Imagine the number of people who were not able to sit because of this arrangement.
Our "Deal or No Deal" parish priest had no choice when the people complained of the arrangement and moved the choir to another place, not the choir loft though.
Sad how some people go for change for the sake of changing, along.
Read the post of Fr. Z. Knowing what is right is only half the battle.