Sacred Arts Series

Bringing great music, art, and ideas to the community
in the beautifully-restored Cathedral of Saint Joseph.

Join us for the ninth season of the Sacred Arts Series.

Each season this series gives you the opportunity to encounter some of the world’s greatest art and artistry, right here in Sioux Falls. The Cathedral of Saint Joseph is a stunning home for the series, acoustically, visually, and spiritually – you could travel the world and not find a better place to hear sacred music. If you have not yet had a chance to visit the Cathedral or attend an event here, it is time to discover this local treasure. If you are already familiar with the Cathedral, I encourage you to invest some time this year exploring all that the Sacred Arts Series has to offer.

Dr. Jared Ostermann, Artistic Director


The 2019-2020 Season:

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 7:30 pm

“Echoes of Plainchant”

Vocal Ensemble Transept, Timothy Campbell, Conductor

Experience the timeless, ethereal beauty of plainchant and explore how these melodies have inspired composers from the medieval through modern eras to create works of sublime beauty. Featuring music spanning ten centuries, including works by Hildegard, Dufay, Taverner, Mouton, Bruckner, Duruflé, and Biebl.

 

 


Saturday, November 2, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem

The Cathedral of Saint Joseph Choir, Jared Ostermann, Conductor

Marilyn Schempp, Organ

Free Admission (Free Will Offering)

The Cathedral Choir will mark All Souls Day with a performance of Fauré’s beloved Requiem. This 19th-Century setting of the prayers of the Catholic Mass for the Dead has become one of the most popular pieces in the choral repertoire, renowned for its colorful harmonies and gentle, lyrical quality.

 


 

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – 7:00 pm

The University of Sioux Falls Concert Chorale, David DeHoogh-Kliewer, Conductor

Free Admission (Free Will Offering)

The Concert Chorale is the primary choral ensemble at the University of Sioux Falls, and couples performance and community service on its yearly tours in the USA and abroad. The Chorale has performed on the Sacred Arts Series many times, and always offers a beautiful and prayerful concert.

 

 

 


Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – 7:30 pm

The Dakota String Quartet: Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ

 

The Dakota String Quartet, comprised of the principal string players from the South Dakota Symphony, will perform Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ. This piece is a perfect meditation to close the season of Lent, and lead into Holy Week.

 


Sunday, April 26, 2020 – 7:00 pm

The University of Northwestern-St. Paul Varsity Male Chorus

Free Admission (Free Will Offering)

The University of Northwestern-St. Paul Varsity Men’s Chorus is comprised of more than 45 mostly first-year men who represent a wide variety of majors, academic disciplines and athletics. An enthusiastic and elegant “singing fraternity” whose repertoire ranges from traditional glee club to sacred classics for men’s voices, these men have brought their vitality and uplifting music to churches, schools, and other concert venues throughout the Twin Cities of Minneapolis–St. Paul, greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. Joining them for this concert will be the UNW Trombone Quartet.

 

 

 


 

Saturday, May 16, 2020 – 7:30 pm

“Cathedral Masterpieces”

Vocal Ensemble Transept, Timothy Campbell, Conductor

Special Guests: The University of Sioux Falls Concert Chorale, David DeHoogh-Kliewer, Director; and The Cathedral of Saint Joseph Choir, Jared Ostermann, Director

In a marriage of sound and space, Cathedral Masterpieces returns for another program of breathtaking vocal music. Renaissance gems, Russian treasures, and grand works for choir and organ are presented within the stunning acoustics and architecture of the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

 


Saturday, June 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm

“Surround Sound”

Vocal Ensemble Transept, Timothy Campbell, Conductor

Experience a sonic feast for the senses as music for multiple choirs reverberates throughout the Cathedral. Period instruments from the 16th and 17th centuries are joined with the virtuosic voices of Transept in an exploration of polychoral music from the Renaissance and Baroque through modern eras.

 

 


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