OST A VISITING CHOIR. If there’s a parish nearby doing wonderful music, maybe some of their choir members would be open to singing a Mass for you. Maybe Mass is out of the question, but a concert might be possible.
Importing singers is probably the quickest way to get good music into your parish, even if it is only for one occasion. Exposing your choir and congregation to good music is a step in the right direction.
If there is no live option, maybe see if there’s a chance to promote a recording of a worthy choir – maybe make it a fundraiser. Note, I’m not advocating playing recordings during Mass. These CDs would be for parishoners to play on their own time.
Our local musical evangelists put together an album called Prima Luce, which we sold as a fundraiser. Since then some choir members have expressed an interest in emulating the music on the recording.
We are building a culture, slowly but surely, little by little.
7-part series: “Basic Steps To Improve Music At Your Parish”