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Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
The Cathedral of Saint Paul invites applications for eight Section Leaders in all voice types (S1, S2, A1, A2, T1, T2, B1, B2) for the Cathedral Choir/ Cathedral Schola Cantorum.  No position is “grandfathered” and all section leaders must reapply each year.
Section Leaders attend all scheduled Wednesday night rehearsals, Sunday 10am mass (with 9am call time), and other liturgies as assigned.  An appreciation for Roman Catholic liturgy and the highest caliber of sacred music is required.  The cathedral also encourages a senza vibrato tone (not English choirboy) that is healthy, free, and supported. Please apply only if this aligns with your technique.
The Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Schola Cantorum specialize in Renaissance polyphony and Gregorian chant. Christmas Eve, Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter liturgies are required. The season begins the FIRST Wednesday following Labor Day and ends on The Feast of Corpus Christi. Performance expectations are consistent with nationally known professional resident ensembles.
Approximate Annual Compensation:
$65/call @ approx 105-120+ calls = $6,825-$7,800+
The Cantor ministry flows from the Section Leader pool, at the discretion of the sacred music staff.
$75/call @ approx 52+ calls = $3,900+
Total compensation (approx) = $10,500+
Audition Procedure:
1) Prepare a solo aria (J. S. Bach Passion or G. F. Handel Oratorio); Prepare for sight-reading (rhythmic and melodic), and collegial dialogue. Please bring a professional headshot and a copy of your CV/Résumé. Come having vocalized. An accompanist is provided but you may bring your own accompanist. Plan for a 15-20 minute audition.
2) Indicate a preferred time and day between 12pm-5pm on Monday (June 30) – Wednesday (July 2). I will email you on Saturday, June 28 to confirm your time and where to meet.
3) Contact Dr. Sean Vogt by email only to schedule your audition:
Thank you for your interest in the music ministry at the Cathedral of Saint Paul,
Dr. Sean Vogt
Choirmaster, Cathedral of Saint Paul