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Walter Tambor


Contemporary and World Music

Openings for all voice parts

Mundus is the Contemporary & World Music Ensemble at The Basilica of Saint Mary. The ensemble leads the 11:30am Mass twice a month from September through May, sharing sacred music of the Americas, Africa, and Asia with the mission of bringing music of the World Church to the Local Church.

A simple 15-minute voice check is required for placement in the ensemble.
Please contact Walter Tambor, 612.317.3507.


Mundus Ministry Requirements:

  • A maximum of 4 absences (Sunday or Tuesday) in any given season
  • Fall Season - September thru January, Winter Season - February thru June
  • Mundus sings for 11:30am Sunday Eucharist with a 10:15am call time
  • Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, 7:00–9:00pm 
  • Rehearsals begin after Labor Day and continue through late May.
  • Mundus sings the 5:30pm Christmas Eve Mass.
  • Holy Week includes the 7:00pm Holy Thursday liturgy.
  • Mundus sings the Easter Sunday at evening Mass.

Upcoming Events

The Minnesota Sinfonia performs at the Basilica
Oct 29
2:00 PM
Minnesota Sinfonia ConcertSaturday, October  29, 2:00PMWith soloist Dimitry KouzovThis concert is free and open to all.   Families are encouraged to attend.PROGRAM
Fidgety Fairy Tales
Oct 29
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Fidgety Fairy Tales is Back for an Access and Inclusion Family-Friendly FREE EventSaturday, October 29, 3:30 – 5:00 pm – plan to follow the event by attending 5pm Mass!Teresa of Calcutta Hall, lower...
picture of the choir outside
Nov 11
7:30 PM
Montserrat Boy Choir ConcertPresented by VocalEssenceFriday November 11, 7:30PMTicketsPerched atop a mountain near Barcelona, the choir of the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat is one of...