Music and the Arts: UPCOMING CONCERTS

At the Cathedral of Saint Paul,

choirs sing, bells peal, pipe organs thunder, orchestras soar…
and people smile.

For centuries, cathedrals have been centers for musical and artistic expression, helping to comfort, inspire, and refresh parishioners and visitors alike. The Cathedral of Saint Paul maintains this tradition with diverse music and arts programming that creates vitality for our community and neighborhood. It includes Cathedral Choir concerts and performances with the Cathedral Choir School of Minnesota, free presentations, and special events. We look forward to welcoming you!

Coming Events at the Cathedral:

VocalEssence: Rutter Returns
Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Saint Paul

On the eve of its golden anniversary, see VocalEssence shines as never before, revisiting some of their best-loved performances and attaining new heights in the inspiring Cathedral of Saint Paul. The incomparable John Rutter returns to conduct Feel the Spirit, a cycle of his spiritual arrangements for chorus and chamber orchestra, as well as a new piece he penned to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of VocalEssence. TICKETS

Concert Conversation with John Rutter, 7:00-7:30 p.m.


Organ Concert: James Biery
Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Cathedral of Saint Paul

The Cathedral of Saint Paul welcomes back James Biery, Director of Sacred Music at the Cathedral from 1996-2010, as he presents a concert on the two historic pipe organs of the Cathedral, enhanced by Quimby Pipe Organs in 2013 following years of preparatory work by Mr. Biery. The program will feature Of Things Hoped For by David Evan Thomas, commissioned by Marilyn Biery and premiered at the Cathedral in 2001. Additionally, Fantasie and Fugue in A minor by Ernst Friedrich Eduard Richter, the Final of César Franck, and Elegy by Mr. Biery will be performed. Public invited, A freewill offering will be received.


Choir Concert: The Northwestern Choir
Saturday, May 12, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Saint Paul

The Northwestern Choir of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul presents its Baltic Tour Bon Voyage concert on Saturday, May 12 at 1:00pm. The 57-member choir, conducted by Timothy Sawyer, performs a program entitled “Credo” which both celebrates the Trinity: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. The sacred program will feature church motets by Jacob Handl, Anton Bruckner, Sergey Khvoshchinsky, Cyrillus Kreek, Ola Gejilo, Will Todd, and Jake Runestad, as well as beloved hymns and spirituals. It will also include audience participation hymns to open each set, accompanied by Cathedral organist and Director of Sacred Music, Lawrence Lawyer. Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be taken to support the Choir’s tour.


Sunday Mass: Capella Quirina and Cathedral Choir
Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Paul

Join us for our regular Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass (this is not a concert) as we welcome the Capella Quirina from the Basilica of Saint Quirinus in St. Paul’s Sister City of Neuss, Germany, directed by Joachim Neugart, to combine with our own Cathedral Choir singing two anthems by Stopford and Harris.