Organ Manuals

Administrative Announcements

Christmas at the Cathedral in 2022

The current schedule of liturgies and music events is as follows:

Schedule for Christmas Eve Liturgies:

  • 4:00 p.m. Mass (with cantor, organ, Cathedral Brass (quintet) and percussion)
  • 6:30 p.m. Mass (with cantor, organ, Cathedral Brass (quintet) and percussion)
  • 11:00 p.m. concert with Cathedral Choir, organ, Cathedral Brass (octet) and Percussion
  • Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

  • 10:30 a.m. Mass (with Cathedral Choir, organ, Cathedral Brass (quintet) and Percussion)

Please visit the Cathedral’s website for the most up-to-date information on cathedral activities. The choir will be on break following Christmas and resumes their Sunday schedule on Epiphany.

Auditions for Paid Positions 2021-22

The Saint Joseph Cathedral Choir is made up of a 17 member paid schola augmented by volunteers. The Choir provides music for the 10:30 a.m. Mass each Sunday from September through June. The choir maintains an active schedule of pontifical celebrations, diocesan liturgies, and concerts. While Renaissance polyphony forms the core of its repertoire, the Cathedral Choir has a large repertoire spanning from the Middle Ages to the present.

Competitive stipends for professional singers:

$42 per call

(Thursday evening rehearsals 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for rehearsal followed by the 10:30 Mass.)

$53 extended call
$60 concert call
$75 wedding call

Auditions are being held for all voice parts.

Dr. Richard K Fitzgerald

Director of Music

Email or 301.801.5039

Welcome to Amanda Mole

January 4, 2021

Amanda Mole

As we ring in a New Year, we are thrilled to announce the appointment of Amanda Mole as Assistant Director of Music and Principal Organist. She will be joining us at Saint Joseph Cathedral on 25 January, 2021.

Amanda brings a wealth of talent and experience to the Cathedral Music program, having toured as a concert organist throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. (Most notably, of course, she appeared on our own concert series earlier this season!) She has also competed in numerous international competitions, including winning first-prize at the 8th International Musashino-Tokyo Organ Competition (2017), first-place and audience prize at the Miami International Organ Competition (2016), and first-place at the Arthur Poister Organ Competition (2014) and John Rodland Memorial Organ Competition (2014).

You are welcome to read Amanda’s bio and if you’d like to preview some of her excellent playing, she has several recordings posted on her website. (Including Buxtehude’s Präludium in D Major on the Fritts Opus 26 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester.)

Amanda will be joining us coming from her current position as Director of Music at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Rochester. Please join us in welcoming her to our community as circumstances allow!