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


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

29:11 Music Group
Jun 28
7:00 PM
29:11 Gospel EnsembleNew Hope International Music Exchange Tour 2018Join us for a concert of joyous South African music followed by a presentation and reception.Basilica Lower...
Block Party 2016
Jul 6 to Jul 7
(All day)
2018 CITIES 97 BASILICA BLOCK PARTYFRIDAY, JULY 6 AND SATURDAY, JULY 7Mark your calendars for the 24th Cities 97 Basilica Block Party on the grounds of the historic Basilica of Saint...
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Jul 8
9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
9:30am Summer Soloist SeriesOn Sunday, July 8, The Basilica welcomes guest cello soloist Daniel McIntosh.Cellist Daniel McIntosh has held the position of principal cellist with the Colorado...