The Minnesota Sinfonia performs at the Basilica
Photo provided by: 
Michael Jensen

Concerts

The Basilica of Saint Mary is not only a visual delight but also an acoustical gem. As a result, many music ensembles ask to perform their sacred music in The Basilica.

On average we host some thirty concerts during the course of a year.  Annual favorites include the National Lutheran Choir, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Rose Ensemble and the Minnesota Sinfonia.  Some years include The Singers, Vocalessence and visiting groups like the Tallis Scholars and Vienna Boys Choir.

Additions this past year included a series of concerts celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Basilica's organ.  And the Oratorio Society presented "Voices of Light"  a stunning evening of music and film, merging Carl Dreyer’s legendary 1928 silent film masterpiece "The Passion of Joan of Arc, with the live performance of a moving and powerful orchestral/choral score by award-winning American composer Richard Einhorn. 

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...