Sacred Arts Series

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

Join us for the seventh 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.

Although its primary focus is on performances of sacred music in the Cathedral, this is deliberately an “Arts” series rather than a “Concert” series. This allows us to include events highlighting the visual arts, poetry, architecture, and drama, as well as lectures and presentations that can deepen your understanding of and appreciation for the many forms of sacred art. Through these varied offerings, we hope to enrich the spiritual, cultural, and intellectual life of Sioux Falls and the surrounding region.

Dr. Jared Ostermann, Artistic Director

The Next Event:

Dr. Jared Ostermann: Organ Concert

Friday, November 10 – 7:00 pm

Dr. Ostermann, Cathedral Music Director and Artistic Director of the Sacred Arts Series, opens the season with a concert on the Cathedral’s renowned Hendrickson pipe organ. In addition to his work as a choral conductor, Dr. Ostermann is an accomplished concert organist and has been awarded numerous prizes at national and international organ competitions. This program will focus on works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Come experience the “King of Instruments” in the beautiful setting and rich acoustic of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph!

Free Admission


2017-2018 EVENTS

Dr. Jared Ostermann: Organ Concert

Friday, November 10 – 7:00 pm

Dr. Ostermann, Cathedral Music Director and Artistic Director of the Sacred Arts Series, opens the season with a concert on the Cathedral’s renowned Hendrickson pipe organ. In addition to his work as a choral conductor, Dr. Ostermann is an accomplished concert organist and has been awarded numerous prizes at national and international organ competitions. This program will focus on works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Come experience the “King of Instruments” in the beautiful setting and rich acoustic of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph!

Free Admission

The South Dakota Chorale – “Baltic Prayers

Saturday, January 27 – 7:30 pm

The Sacred Arts Series welcomes the South Dakota Chorale back to the Cathedral, for what promises to be a beautiful and varied evening of music. The South Dakota Chorale is the region’s premiere professional choir, comprised of talented local singers and artists drawn from throughout the country. The “Baltic Prayers” program will include a range of moving music from the rich choral traditions of the Baltic states. Music by Arvo Pärt, Jaako Mantyjaarvi, Eriks Esenvalds, Peteris Vasks, and Cyrillus Kreek will be rounded out by that of a number of Scandinavian composers. From a Requiem setting to commemorate the lives lost in a tragic Estonian shipwreck to a stunning musical setting of a common prayer by Mother Teresa, this music is deeply reflective and spiritually healing.

Tickets $20/$5

Transept – “Be Still My Soul: Lenten Meditations”

Thursday, February 22 – 7:00 pm

Transept is a vocal ensemble that interweaves music for vocal consort, soloists, and choir to draw audiences into an intimate, meaningful journey. This is an exciting and talented new choir in the region, founded and directed by Dr. Timothy Campbell. The ensemble performed a beautiful Christmas concert at the Cathedral last December, and appears twice in this year’s Sacred Arts Series. This first performance of Lenten meditations will feature music of Sibelius, Brahms, and others, as well as Tomas Luis de Victoria’s setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah.

Tickets $20/$5

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The Cathedral Choir – “Founder’s Concert

Wednesday, May 2 – 7:00 pm

The Cathedral Choir’s “Founders’ Concert” each May commemorates the construction of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, as well as the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, patron of the Cathedral. Over a century ago, in the spring of 1916, the church’s cornerstone was laid. Today the Cathedral is more beautiful than ever, thanks to the architectural and artistic restoration completed in 2011. This year the Cathedral Choir will perform two major works with orchestra and guest soloists: the Coronation Mass of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Felix Mendelssohn’s setting of Psalm 42. These pieces are well-known and beloved by audiences around the world, and for good reason – come enjoy them in the Cathedral acoustic!

Tickets $10/$5

Transept – “Radiant as the Sun: The music of Monteverdi, Schütz, and Purcell

Tuesday, May 15 – 7:00 pm

The 2017-2018 season closes with a second performance by vocal ensemble Transept, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Campbell. In this concert, Transept will be joined by an instrumental ensemble for the glorious late Renaissance/early Baroque music of Monteverdi, Schütz, and Purcell.

Tickets $20/$5



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Sacred Arts Series, 521 N Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104