Considering the skill level and experience of your choir.
The exact level of difficulty in choral music can be challenging to determine because it varies widely depending on the piece and the choir performing it. For a chorus with a different level of skill, some choral compositions that one choir would regard to be of “medium difficulty” might be more arduous for others.
The complexity of choral music can be categorized according to the vocal parts’ range, the harmonies’ complexity, the rhythmic challenges, and the musical style. A piece with a wide vocal range and intricate harmonies, for example, would be seen as more challenging than one with a limited vocal range and simple harmonies.
Choir directors should consider the skill level and experience of their group when choosing the music for their choir to perform. If the music is too difficult, the vocalists could get discouraged and lose motivation, and if the music is too basic, the singers might get bored. The right balance of difficulty and enjoyment is crucial for the singers to have a successful and fulfilling experience with choral singing.