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

A Christmas Carol
Dec 1
2017
Friday
at
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A Christmas Carol"God Bless Us, Everyone!"Join us for a special evening featuring A Christmas Carol presented by River City Theatre Company at The Basilica of Saint Mary.This timeless tale...
The Minnesota Sinfonia performs at the Basilica
Dec 2
2017
Saturday
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,...
Dec 2
2017
Saturday
at
8:00 PM
Saint John’s University/College of Saint Benedict ConcertCelebrating the SeasonTickets: csbsju.edu/fineartsThe annual concert tradition continues for another inspiring year of sacred music for the...
Dec 8
2017
Friday
at
4:30 PM
National Lutheran Choir Christmas FestivalFriday, December 8, 4:30pm & 8:00pmSaturday, December 9, 8:00pmThis cherished annual event creates a holy experience for audiences in the awe-inspiring...
Dec 8
2017
Friday
at
8:00 PM
National Lutheran Choir Christmas FestivalFriday, December 8, 4:30pm & 8:00pmSaturday, December 9, 8:00pmThis cherished annual event creates a holy experience for audiences in the awe-inspiring...
Dec 9
2017
Saturday
at
8:00 PM
National Lutheran Choir Christmas FestivalSaturday, December 9, 8:00pmThis cherished annual event creates a holy experience for audiences in the awe-inspiring Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis....
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...
Rose Ensemble
Dec 16
2017
Saturday
at
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Welcome the Season: Christmas in Baroque MaltaBack by popular demand! A treasure trove of vocal manuscripts quietly at rest for centuries now comes to life in this joyful program of 17th-century...
Room for Christmas musical
Dec 17
2017
Sunday
at
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Room for Christmas: A Children’s Christmas MusicalPerformances at 11:00am and 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta hall, Lower levelRoom for Christmas is for everyone who has ever felt they were running out of...