Youth Choir at The Basilica
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Julia Fahey

Missa Choralis Series

Translated from Latin, Missa Choralis literally means "Choral Mass."  This simple translation, however, only begins to illustrate the wide breadth and variety in voices, instruments, and music that make up The Basilica’s Saturday evening guest ensemble series. 

The Missa Choralis Series was created in response to the many requests received from local choirs and instrumental ensembles as well as those from  around the region and country. 

Today, the Missa Choralis Series reflects the vibrant musical diversity of our vast region and global community while fostering the stewardship of musical arts—choral and instrumental alike. A rich variety of choral and instrumental musicians from many locales have visited The Basilica to share their inspired musical gifts, leaving behind a lasting artistic impression for many who come and listen. 

All are welcome to view the downloadable brochure for the schedule of all visiting musicians and ensembles in this season's Missa Choralis Series. Check back in the weekly Upcoming Events section on The Basilica website home page for regularly-updated information.

Please join us this season in liturgy and song to share in this offering of praise to our Creator for everything that has breath! 

Upcoming Events

Basilica Music and Arts Immersion Camp
Jul 28
2017
Friday
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1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Music and Art Camp PerformancesPerformances at 1:00 and 2:30pmLower LevelFree of charge [asset-2234-145]Youth in grades 4-8 will preform the story of Esther, brought to life in this new musical by...
Organ
Aug 7
2017
Monday
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7:30 PM
Organ Historical Society National Convention ConcertThe recital is open to the public, but seating restrictions will apply in light of this event being sponsored by the Organ Historical Society. For...
Organ
Aug 13
2017
Sunday
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2:00 PM
Music and Masqueray: The Basilica MuseBasilica organist Christopher Stroh will present a recital musically paying homage to the 100th Anniversary of  the Franco-American architect Emmanuel Louis...
Organ
Aug 23
2017
Wednesday
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7:00 PM
Summer Organ Recital Series[asset-2224-142]David Jonies, Associate Director of Music and Organist of Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, will perform in recital on The Basilica’s IV-82 Wicks pipe organ,...
African Children's Choir Concert
Aug 30
2017
Wednesday
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7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us for a joyful blend of traditional and contemporary sounds that have inspired audiences around the world.The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old....
Oct 27
2017
Friday
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8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The National Lutheran Choir presents a premier performance of Holy Spirit Mass by Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen.Commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this new work for...