St. Joseph Catholic church staffs five choral scholar  positions in the Schola cantorum. Auditions are on a rolling basis as positions come open. The season runs from the end of August through Feast of Corpus Christi which is usually late Spring or early Summer.

Choral scholars act as section leaders at Wednesday night rehearsals (6-7:30 p.m.) and Sunday 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass. Choral scholars also cantor at other Masses over the weekend per their availability. 

Compensation is per call at a competitive downtown Columbia rate. Choral scholars may choose to teach  voice lessons to members of Bel canto (children’s choir) for additional compensation.

Choral Scholar Opportunities

St. Joseph’s Parish has a rich history of choral literature preparing sacred choral works and Gregorian chant for weekly Masses. Over the years, the choir has toured and performed all over the world, including The Papal Mass in Columbia in 1987.

Contact David J. Cochrane.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

3512 Devine Street

Columbia, SC  29205


Fax: 803.799.7607


St. Joseph Catholic School


Fax: 803.540.1913


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Parish Office Hours:

Weekdays:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Weekends: Closed

Church Hours:

Open for private prayer

Mondays-Fridays:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Directions to St. Joseph's and Map of Campus

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