Singers Wanted

Positions Currently Open

Saint Matthew’s Festival Singers Auditions

Each year, we invite experienced singers of the parish to join the Schola Cantorum for our Christmas Eve Choral Prelude and Mass at [title]the Cathedral. Singers must be able to attend all rehearsals (schedule below). 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 schedule of rehearsals includes most Mondays and Wednesdays of December.

Christmas Eve

Monday, December 16, 7:15-8:45pm:  Rehearsal
Wednesday, December 18, 7:15-8:45pm:  Rehearsal
Monday, December 23, 6:45-8:45pm:  Rehearsal
Tuesday, December 24: 9:15pm Prelude; 10pm Mass (8pm arrival)

To schedule an audition, contact Tom Stehle at 202-587-5141 or tstehle@stmatthewscathedral.org.

Contemporary Choir Volunteer Opening

The Contemporary Choir, which sings at the Sunday 5:30pm Mass, has an opening for a volunteer bass. The choir rehearses at 4:30pm on Sundays, right before Mass. A pleasant voice and rudimentary sight reading ability are required. If you are interested, please contact the director, Jennifer Goltz, at jenniferstmatt@yahoo.com or introduce yourself to her after the 5:30pm Mass.

Schola Cantorum Volunteer Openings[title]

Did you know that as many as half or more of the members of the Cathedral’s highly-acclaimed Schola Cantorum are volunteer parishioners and friends of the Cathedral? For the coming liturgical season, there are a limited number of openings in all voice parts for experienced choral singers. Schola members sing for both the 10:00am (Latin) and 11:30am (English) Sunday Eucharists in one of the most rewarding acoustic settings in theWashingtonarea. Because of the nature of the music (Gregorian chant, renaissance polyphony and later anthems), and the amount of repertoire each week, prospective singers must have significant adult choral experience, good sight-reading skills, and a pleasant, agile voice. The commitment of time and focused energy is significant, particularly at Christmas and Holy Week. Extra singing opportunities include Archdiocesan liturgies and civic and community functions (annual Red Mass, state funerals) and concerts. 2012 - 2013 Season: August 29 – January 13 and February 6 – June 2.

Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 6:45pm – 8:45pm in the weeks when the choir is singing.

If you have the appropriate experience and a desire to serve our Cathedral Parish community in this very special way, please contact Tom Stehle, Director of Music Ministries, at tstehle@stmatthewscathedral.org or 202-587-5141.

Audition Contact

To learn more about the openings listed or to schedule an audition, please contact Tom Stehle, Director of Music Ministries, at tstehle@stmatthewscathedral.org or 202-587-5141.