Staff Singers – Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist
The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist is holding auditions for singers of all voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) in its 8-voice professional Schola and sub list for the 2019 (current) season.
The Schola sings liturgical music spanning several centuries including Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, Viennese classical Masses, and contemporary composers. The choir sings a polyphonic setting of the Mass Ordinary, motets, anthems, and Gregorian propers weekly. The Schola also serves as the core of the Basilica Choir which sings for all major feast days and orchestral Masses throughout the year.
The season begins September 1 and ends on Corpus Christi (mid-June). The Schola rehearses Sunday morning at 10:50 am for the 12:00 pm Solemn Mass. There are no weeknight rehearsals. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled occasionally throughout the year, but prior notice will be given. Additional calls for weddings and funerals are available throughout the year. Singers are paid a competitive stipend per call.
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and Holy Week/Easter are required for full positions. Excellent skill in sight reading and the desire to sing in a chamber ensemble are of utmost importance. Extensive choral experience is necessary.
The Basilica is in downtown Stamford, CT and is easily accessible by public transit. Please contact the choirmaster, Nick Botkins, with questions or to arrange an audition: