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New BNSIC Logo 2019The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is seeking a BASS to be a dedicated member of the Choir of the Basilica. As the resident choir of the Basilica, the 16-voice ensemble is responsible for performing at Solemn Mass and Solemnities throughout the year. The Choir is also involved in one to two recording projects each year.

Choir rehearsals are held each Thursday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Solemn Mass on Sunday is at noon and is preceded by a 10:30 a.m. rehearsal.  The Choir season begins the Thursday after Labor Day. Stipend for choral positions is currently $100 per call (approximately $13,500.00 per annum). Opportunities for solo and cantor work may be available as well and provide additional income.

St. Luke Catholic Church in McLean, VA has an opening for a bass section leader. Excellent sight-reading and musicianship skills are required.  Weekly rehearsal, Thursdays 7:30-9:15pm and Sundays 11:00am mass with a 10:15am call. The choir sings September through mid-June, including Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Days of Obligation, and Holy Week masses. Compensation is $90 per call. All prudent COVID  precautions will be taken; the choir will wear masks and require singers be vaccinated. Please forward resume to Dan Catalanotto, Minister of Music, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 301-661-9294 cell.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Annandale, VA) has an opening for a bass or bass-baritone section leader. The successful candidate will have strong sight-reading abilities (both standard and plainchant notation) and excellent musicianship skills, and be able to work as a team player and leader for their section. Responsibilities include participation in weekly rehearsals (Thursdays from 7-9 PM) and a weekly choral Mass (Sundays at 10:30 AM), plus potential opportunities for additional calls for Saturday evening/Sunday morning Masses with cantor and organ. (NOTE: At this time, we expect to resume choral activities in mid-September, but this may be delayed due to Covid-19 case numbers and severity in our area. In the meantime, we are working with a limited number of singers and masking as per current CDC recommendation.)

St. John's is seeking a fully COVID vaccinated bass 2 section leader/soloist to help lead their section. Calls are 8:30 a.m. rehearsal; 10 a.m. service; at $125/Sunday. Non-Sunday services (mandatory) include: 12/5 Lessons and Carols: 3-7 p.m., 12/24 Christmas Eve: 7-10:30 p.m. There are no midweek rehearsals. Contact: Director of Music, Aaron Goen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bass Choir Sectional Leader Needed:  Memorial Chapel (JBMHH  101 Ft. McNair Road,  Ft. Myer in Arlington, VA).  Bass Sectional Leader will sing weekly for both Wednesday evening choir rehearsals (8 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Sunday Morning Catholic Mass (9:00 a.m.-10 am).  In addition, the choir sings for Holy Thursday Mass (5 p.m.), Good Friday Service (5 p.m.), Easter Vigil Mass (8:00 p.m.) and Christmas Eve Mass (5 p.m.)  The choir sings yearly from October 1st through mid-June.   There are a total of 80 calls per year and each call pays $85.  For further information and an audition, please contact Dr. Kimberly Hess, Director of Music and Liturgy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 395-7136.