When my wife showed me this video
as a longtime choir director it, well, struck a chord with me. To get the full, awful magnificence of it you need to watch the whole thing, which takes a certain amount of sticktoitiveness. I turned back to her and said “This choir has the wrong name. It should be ‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Being’”.
I think the moral of this story is ‘Shoemaker, stick to thy last’. Or, as Dirty Harry put it, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” Not all material is suited to every choir.