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

Dec 9 to Dec 10
4:30 PM to 10:30 PM
CHRISTMAS: Jesus Christ Yesterday, Today, and ForeverNational Lutheran Choir Christmas Concerts 2022December 9,  4:30pm and 8:00pmDecember 10,  8:00pm...
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Dec 10
7:00 PM
Featuring music for Choir, String Quartet, Flute, Harp, Piano, Organ. Performers include: The Basilica of Saint Mary Cathedral Choir; Teri Larson, conductor; Samuel Holmberg, organ; Bethany Gonella,...
Dec 15 to Dec 16
7:30 PM to 11:15 PM
Handel's MessiahSaint Paul Chamber OrchestraThursday December 15, 7:30 PMFriday, December 16, 8:00 PMTickets Paul McCreesh, conductorHera Hyesang Park, sopranoAvery Amereau, contraltoThomas Cooley,...