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

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Dec 20
2018
Thursday
at
7:30 PM
Messiah Christmas ConcertThe Saint Paul Chamber OrchestraCelebrate the season with one of...
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Dec 21
2018
Friday
at
8:00 PM
Messiah Christmas Concert8:00pm Concert Co-presented by The Basilica of Saint Mary and The Saint Paul Chamber OrchestraCelebrate the season with one of classical music’s most cherished works...
Rose Ensemble
Dec 22
2018
Saturday
at
8:00 PM
A Tudor Christmas: Reverence and Revelry at the English and Scottish Renaissance Courts. Tickets: www.roseensemble.org