I need some help, please. We're using Ode to Joy as our recessional song. FI wanted to keep it more like a normal mass, where the first verse would be sung at the alter and then we'd process out on the second verse. When I talked to our music director about doing this, she was really negative about it. She esentially said she'd do it if we really want, but it's stupid.
What are your thoughts? Have you ever done this or seen it done? Is it better to just do the instrumental?
Thanks for the advice!