Positions Currently Open
St. Matthew's Festival Singers Auditions
Every year we invite experienced singers of the parish to join the Schola Cantorum for our Advent Lessons and Carols and Christmas Eve Mass at the Cathedral.Singers must be able to attend all prior rehearsals, but are not obligated to sing for both liturgies. 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 beginning Monday, December 3:
Mondays, December 3 and 10, 6:45pm–8:45pm—Rehearsal
Wednesdays, December 5 and 12, 7:45pm–9:00pm—Rehearsal
Sunday, December 16, 7:30–9pm—Advent Lessons and Carols (6:30pm arrival) Monday, December 17, 7:15pm–8:45pm—Rehearsal
Wednesday, December 19, 7:15pm–8:45pm—Rehearsal
Monday, December 24, 9:15pm–11:15pm— for the 10:00pm Mass (8:00pm arrival)
To schedule an audition or for more information, contact Tom Stehle, Director of Music Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-587-5141.
Schola Cantorum Volunteer Openings
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 email@example.com or 202-587-5141.
After years of nearly daily use, the piano in the choir rehearsal room is on its last legs. If you have a grand piano that is in fine playing condition and holds a tuning well, or if know someone who might, please contact Tom Stehle, Director of Music Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-587-5141.
To learn more about the openings listed or to schedule an audition, please contact Tom Stehle, Director of Music Ministries, at email@example.com or 202-587-5141.