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:

March 9, 2017       
7:30 p.m.        
Classical Minnesota Public Radio Presents: Eric Whitacre Singers

The Eric Whitacre Singers have established themselves as one of the finest vocal ensembles of our day. Performing compositions ranging from Monteverdi to Depeche Mode, they engage broad audiences with their innovative and diverse programming. They received unanimous praise from critics for their debut album, Light and Gold, on Decca/Universal, also winning a Grammy for Best Choral Performance. In their second album for Universal, Water Night, the Eric Whitacre Singers rose to No. 1 in the classical iTunes and Billboard charts. TICKETS:

March 23, 2017
7:30 p.m.
The Rose Ensemble: Peace for the Soul

In 17th and 18th century France, theatres and opera houses closed during the 40 days of Lent. The composers of the time, rather than taking a break, turned their attention to church music, allowing professional singers to share their talents with the faithful. Performing in
this architectural masterpiece created by Emmanuel Masqueray (1861-1917), we honor the craft of one of Minnesota’s great artists with sublime works by Charpentier, Couperin, Bournonville, and DuMont. Join us before each performance for a special talk presented by Professor
Alan Lathrop (University of Minnesota) to learn about the unique history and architecture of the Cathedral. TICKETS:

March 25, 2017
2:00 p.m.
The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra: Building Minnesota—The Centennial Celebration of Emmanuel Masaqueray

Under the direction of Dr. Daniel Rieppel, the Orchestra plays a program of French music, featuring the Symphonie No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, (“Organ Symphony”) by Camile Saint-Saëns. Admission TBD.