Singers Wanted

Saint Matthew’s Festival Singers Auditions 

Each year, we invite experienced singers of the parish to join the Schola Cantorum for our Advent Lessons and Carols and Christmas Eve Choral Prelude and Mass at the Cathedral. Singers must be able to attend all rehearsals for these events but are not obligated to sing at both events. We are looking for singers with an ability to read music, a pleasant voice, previous choral experience, and a commitment to work diligently and cooperatively. The rehearsal schedule, below, includes most Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, December 1. 

Advent Lessons and Carols 

  • Mondays, December 1 & 8, 6:45-8:45pm: Rehearsal
  • Wednesdays, December 3 & 10, 7:45-8:45pm: Rehearsal
  • Sunday, December 14, 7:30–9pm: Lessons and Carols (6:30pm arrival) 

Christmas Eve Prelude and Mass 

  • Monday, December 15, 7:15-8:45pm: Rehearsal
  • Wednesday, December 17, 7:15-8:45pm: Rehearsal
  • Monday, December 21, 6:45-8:45pm: Rehearsal
  • Wednesday, December 24: 9:15pm Prelude; 10pm Mass (8pm arrival)  

Audition Contact

To learn more about the openings listed or to schedule an audition, please contact Tom Stehle, Pasoral Associate and Director of Music Ministries, at or 202-587-5141.