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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Missa Choralis

The Missa Choralis or Choral Mass was established in response to the many requests from visiting choirs and instrumental groups to perform in the wonderful acoustic found in The Basilica of Saint Mary. As a result, a diverse collection of local and visiting choirs accompany the Mass of Anticipation on Saturdays at 5:00pm between September and June.

The complete schedule of upcoming music for Missa Choralis is available on the Special Liturgical Music page.

Anyone who is interested in providing music for one of our Saturday night Masses may contact Chris Stroh 612.317.3505. 

MISSA CHORALIS SERIES – 2013-2014 Season

October 5
The University of Minnesota Trumpet Ensemble (Twin Cities Campus)
Dr. David Baldwin, director

October 12
Cretin-Durham Hall High School Choir
Christopher Jacobson, director

October 19 – TBD

October 26
Partners in Praise Girls Choir
Julia Fahey, director

November 2
Twin Cities Youth Chorale
Ann Wingert-Williams and Julie Bright, directors

November 9
Land of Lakes Choirboys
Aaron Carpenter, director

November 16
Dr. Axel Theimer, director

November 23
The Edina Chorale
Thomas Paulson, director

November 30
The Basilica of Saint Mary Schola Cantorum
Teri Larson, director

December 7 – TBD

December 14
The David Jorlett Chorale
David Jorlett, director

January 4
Valley Chamber Chorale
Carol Carver, director

February 1
The Augustana Choir
Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Paul Nesheim, director

February 8
Doane College Choir
Doane College, Crete, NE
Dr. Kurt Runestad, director

February 15
The Augsburg Choir
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Peter Hendrickson, director

February 22
Choristers Guild Festival Choir
(currently no director information)

March 1
St. Mary’s University Chamber Singers
St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN
Dr. Patrick O’Shea, director

March 8
The University of Minnesota Trumpet Ensemble (Twin Cities Campus)
Dr. David Baldwin, director

March 15-16 (5:00 and 7:30)
William Bastian, tenor

March 22
The Schola Cantorum of Our Lady of Grace (Edina, MN)
Shelly Aebi and Dr. Christopher Wallace, directors/organists

March 29
Saint Paul Vocal Forum
Karin Barrett, director

April 5
The Master Singers (Eau Claire, WI)
Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, director

April 12 – Palm Sunday (no visiting ensembles)

April 19 – Easter Triduum (no visiting ensembles)

April 26
Delano High School Concert Choir (Delano, MN)
Maria Vejdani, director

May 3
The David Jorlett Chorale
David Jorlett, director
The Basilica of Saint Mary Cherubs and Children’s Choirs
Patrice Arasim, director

May 10
The Sacred Heart Cherub and Junior Choirs (Robbinsdale, MN)
Church of the Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale, MN
Jeffrey Patry, director

May 17
The Cathedral Choir
The Cathedral of Saint Paul, Saint Paul, MN
Dr. Sean Vogt, director

May 24
The Sacred Heart Chancel Choir
Church of the Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale, MN
Jeffrey Patry, director

May 31 – TBD

June 7—Pentecost
The Nativity Choir
Church of the Nativity, Saint Paul, MN
Robert Pontius, director
Patrick Henning, organist; director of music

This schedule may be subject to change with little or no prior notice.


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A twelve-member professional, early music ensemble, founded and directed by Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble was first to become artists-in-Residence at the Basilica in 1996. – Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]
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