Don’t assume that your church choir can’t do quality music just because they learn slowly.
We’ve all been here before. Somewhere in your music files (likely tucked under “Q” for “Quatre Motets”) is the Duruflé Ubi Caritas, a much beloved setting of a timeless text. Trouble is, you only have enough tenors and basses to place one on each part, and that’s if they’re all present! So much for programming something great, right? If only your church choir could learn music more quickly.
Because there are so many faults underlying this assumption, I’m going to tackle them one at a time.