Professional Singers Application Update
During this time of temporary closure we are not accepting applications for new and incoming professional musicians. Our top priority for our music community is to continue to support their emotional and physically well-being and to remain passionate about creatively envisioning unique ways for our musicians to be liturgical leaders in the current worship life of the Cathedral.
We will continue to update this page with up-to-date information when it is available.
Professional musicians sing alto/countertenor, tenor and bass in the Boys Cathedral Choir and Girls Cathedral Choir, with the choristers from St. Alban’s School and National Cathedral School. When the choristers are on academic break, the Cathedral Singers is comprised of sixteen professional singers.
The Cathedral maintains a regular roster of professional singers as well as an extensive roster of substitutes. Singers are paid $115 per call; each call lasts a maximum of three hours, which includes both rehearsal and performance. Professional singers are not called for a regular weekly rehearsal; rather, music is rehearsed immediately prior to each service. Strong sight-reading skills are a requirement.
The twelve regular singers (ATB) sing each week at the following services:
- Wednesday: 5:30 pm Choral Evensong (4:45 pm call)
- Thursday: 5:30 pm Choral Evensong (4:45 pm call)
- Sunday: 11:15 am Holy Eucharist (10 am call) and 4 pm Choral Evensong (2:45 pm call)
Professional singers are also called for special services and concerts throughout the year.