All choirs sing literature that fit the needs of their growing voices, musicianship, and appreciation for great literature. The choice of using sacred or secular literature is based on the musical needs of the group not philosophical content of the music.As stated in the “Music Educator National Conference Guide to Religious Music in the Schools “…the study of religious music is a vital and appropriate part of the total music experience in both performance and listening. To omit sacred music from the repertoire or study of music would present an incorrect and incomplete concept of the comprehensive nature of the art.” The opposite is also true. To expect sacred music as part of the curriculum is not the intent of the education the students receive. Over the course of a year student and audiences will be exposed to literature from different cultures and historical perspectives. Hopefully, students and audiences will learn to listen and appreciate the wonderful diversity of music we perform from classical to pop, sacred to secular.