St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church in Foggy Bottom is seeking to hire a BASS 2 to join its all-professional octet. Please note, we are looking specifically for a low bass.
 
The choir sings every Sunday throughout the year at the 11:00am Sunday mass. There are no mid-week rehearsals, and the Sunday appearance includes rehearsal for upcoming weeks. In addition, the choir sings at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
 
Repertoire is high quality and broadly traditional, encompassing Gregorian Chant, Renaissance Polyphony, gems of the Anglican tradition, as well as twentieth century and contemporary choral literature. 
 
The congregation is exceptional in its support of the music program, and is notable for the quality of its congregational singing.
 
Regular Sunday commitment is three hours, 10:00am-1:00pm, for which singers are paid $130. All additional calls are paid at the rate of $43 per hour. 
 
Because of the year-round commitment of this position, there is a liberal leave policy. However, all singers are required to be present at Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter.
 
In addition, there is an annual fundraising concert and the recording of a CD for which the singers are required to donate their time (total of approx 6-8 hours), which is critical to maintain the choral positions, and which enables the church to raise over $50K each year to support the music program.
 
We are looking for someone with a true low bass range, innate musicianship, excellent sight-reading skills, and a flexible and easygoing personality. 
 
Please contact Neil Weston, Director of Music, via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.