Religious News Service, Why choirs are dying
And here is the previous article, reprinted. A lot to consider. But, from my POV, our Church still promotes the official and beneficial rationale for the efficacy of "The Choir," and in that I rejoice.
Author David Ryan Gutierrez over at RELEVANT BLOG argues forcefully for the "church as patron of fine arts" in the article linked below. What's interesting is that his perspective addresses issues from the perspective of the megachurch, praise team, Hillsongs model of church.
RELEVANT Church can make fine art