Howells is a bit like Tallis, as our conductor pointed out. All those long, long lines.
Next season, we got a paying gig to sing Brahms' Requiem. Which we just did this year, but I don't care, because it is a gorgeous piece and you don't get tired of it. Also, money for the choir! Tentatively, for our own stuff, we're to do one concert of all Eric Whitacre (we did his "Cloudburst" one year), and Bach for Xmas.
And if we're very, very lucky, the spring concert next year might be Bach's B Minor mass with period orchestra. Beat. Beat. SQUEEEEE!!!!!