Maybe its just me, but there are few things I find more irritating than some emotional contemporary hippy drippy choral selection before Mass. When I’m trying to prepare for the holy Eucharist, maybe saying a Rosary or whatever, and a soprano breaks in singing the latest Michael W. Smith or Chris Tomlin song, my contemplation completely breaks. The sheep in my mind go springing off in all different directions.
An instrumental is fine, but man I hate those pre-Mass choral arrangements. Please stop doing them!