An Evening of Sacred Music

Each December, we welcome the warmth and radiance of the Advent season with Luminosa: Cappella by Candlelight. Featuring performances from our chorus, a distinguished guest ensemble, and area Catholic high school choirs, this yearly sacred music gathering brings Christian educators, student musicians, Mary alumni, and special friends of the university to the Twin Cities for an unforgettable winter evening of festivity and fellowship.

2023 Luminosa: Saturday, December 9

We invite you to join us and Monsignor James Shea, president of the University of Mary, at our third annual Luminosa event. With the Cathedral of Saint Paul Schola headlining, this year’s lineup will include choirs from Cretin-Derham Hall, Chesterton Academy of the St. Croix Valley, Holy Family Catholic High School, St. Agnes School, Unity High School, and Visitation High School.


Dinner: Hill House, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Concert: Cathedral of Saint Paul, 239 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102


5:30 pm — Social and Dinner at Hill House | Tickets for the social and dinner are no longer available.
7:30 pm — Concert at Cathedral of Saint Paul | 
Free and open to the public. Free-will donations are appreciated.

Following the festival, we’ll continue our celebration at a European-style Christmas market just outside the cathedral. Come along for holiday treats, caroling, shopping, and fellowship!