Sacred Arts Festival announces 2017 Theme

July 12, 2016 / By: David Jenkins

The 100th anniversary of the death of the architect of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, Emmanuel-Louis Masqueray, provides the inspiration for the 2017 SAF theme “Sacred Spaces.” French-born Masqueray’s design for the chapel adapted the Byzantine basilica style employed in northern Italian cities during the Renaissance. Renowned as an architect of landmark buildings, Masqueray moved to the Twin Cities in 1905 at the invitation of Archbishop John Ireland to design the new Cathedral of St. Paul.

Musical events in UST’s own Masqueray’s gem during the spring 2017 festival will include a choral concert by premiere American early music performers The Rose Ensemble, and an organ concert by Vincent Dubois, titular organist of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.