Saint Matthew’s Festival Singer 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. 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.

Singers must be able to attend all rehearsals for these events but are not obligated to sing on both dates.The schedule of rehearsals, shown below, includes most Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Monday, December 1st. 

Schedule for Lessons and Carols 

  • Mondays, December 1 and 8, 6:45 pm-8:45 pm:  Rehearsal 
  • Wednesdays, December 3 and 10, 7:45 pm-8:45 pm:  Rehearsal 
  • Sunday, December 14, 7:30–9:00 pm:  Advent Lessons and Carols (6:30 pm arrival) 

Schedule for Christmas Eve 

  • Monday, December 15, 7:15 pm-8:45 pm:  Rehearsal 
  • Wednesday, December 17 7:15 pm-8:45 pm:  Rehearsal 
  • Monday, December 21, 6:45 pm-8:45 pm:  Rehearsal 
  • Wednesday, December 24: 9:15pm Prelude; 10:00 pm Mass (8:00 pm arrival) 

To schedule an audition or for more information, contact Tom Stehle, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music Ministries, at or 202-587-5141.