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Basilica of St. Josaphat [edit]
2333 S. 6th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 645-5623
www.thebasilica.org/
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The Basilica of St. Josaphat, built between 1897 and 1901, is undoubtedly one of the city's loveliest churches. The neo-Renaissance cruciform (cross-shaped) building is rumored to have the sixth largest dome in the world, larger than that of the Taj Mahal.

The Li'l Friar Gift Shop, 622 W. Lincoln Ave., offers basilica memorabilia along with a selection of religious gifts and items. They can be reached at (414) 902-3521.
 
Upcoming events

Oct. 9, 2016
Bel Canto Chorus presents: Peace & Awe

We will be featuring one of John Rutter’s masterpieces, his Requiem. Written after the death of his father, this work takes the listener from the sorrow of loss to the consolation, reconciliation, and ultimate joy of resurrection. Rutter’s tender and moving Requiem has earned its reputation as one of the most popular choral compositions of the last 40 years. Along with works by two of America’s emerging choral voices, Dan Forrest and local composer Penny Corris, the words and music of hope and assurance will take you to a serene and tranquil state of mind.

Oct. 22, 2016 - Oct. 23, 2016
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - The Glory of the Basilica

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are simply superb in the stunning Basilica of St. Josaphat. Under the direction of our dynamic Assistant Conductor, Yaniv Dinur, the works of Wagner, Brahms, and others fill the air with glorious sounds.

Dec. 9, 2016 - Dec. 11, 2016
Bel Canto Chorus presents: Joy- Christmas at the Basilica

This ever-popular event, named to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Fifteen Top Holiday Concerts in Milwaukee” list in 2015, will once again fill the Basilica of St. Josaphat. Performed by Bel Canto and accompanied by Kevin Bailey on the organ and Stained Glass Brass, this year’s concert includes the premiere of a work by Christian Ellenwood along with the traditional carols and songs of the season that people have come to know and love. Make this annual experience part of your holiday tradition.

Dec. 16, 2016 - Dec. 18, 2016
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - Handel's Messiah

Handel's glorious Messiah returns once again to the MSO. Experience some of the most beautiful sacred music ever written with conductor Ben Gernon, our world-class musicians, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and acclaimed guest soloists.

March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - Mozart's Requiem

Mozart’s was a genius that proclaimed itself early. Developed swiftly. And vanished all too soon. The Milwaukee Symphony, MSO Chorus and soloists, under acclaimed conductor Matthew Halls, performs Mozart’s final testament – the immortal Requiem. A profoundly affecting concert experience, in the magnificence of the Basilica of St. Josaphat.

 
 


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