Are you looking for a more effective way to musically engage your alumni? Do you want your alumni to come back year after year and ENHANCE the sound of your ensemble? It’s never too late to create a new tradition that the current choir members and alumni can all perform really well.
An annual traditional piece of choral repertoire, especially one intended for alumni to join, needs to be easy to lyrically and note-wise retain, easy to balance the varying voicing, and easy for alumni who may not have sung in years to be able to jump in and sing. I believe the “Hallelujah Chorus” is misused way too often since it does not meet any of those guidelines.