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

Oct 27
2017
Friday
at
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...
St Olaf Choir
Oct 28
2017
Saturday
at
8:00 PM
My Soul Cries Out: 500 Years of SingingSt. Olaf Choir and The Basilica Cathedral ChoirSaturday, October 28, 8:00pm, BasilicaThe Cathedral Choir of The Basilica of Saint Mary, Teri Larson, conductor,...
The Minnesota Sinfonia performs at the Basilica
Oct 29
2017
Sunday
at
2:00 PM
Join us for a free family friendly concert.The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra based in Minneapolis, MN.The Sinfonia is the only orchestra of its kind in the entire country,...
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Dec 15
2017
Friday
at
8:00 PM
Messiah Christmas Concert and Dinner6:00pm Dinner, 8:00pm Concert Co-presented by The Basilica of Saint Mary and The Saint Paul Chamber OrchestraCelebrate the holidays with one of classical...