Music at Mission Dolores Basilica

Concert Events

Check this page for information about upcoming concert events at the Basilica.

The Second Sunday Organ Series at the Basilica runs from September to November and February through May.  Concerts are 4 p.m. and are Free to the public.  Donations accepted in support of the Basilica Parish Music Ministries.

For more information about Concerts or performing at the Basilica please contact our Music Department,

Orphei Drängar.  The world-class, 80-member Swedish men's chorus, Orphei Drängar, has an illustrious history since 1853 and was conducted by Eric Ericson for forty years. Cecilia Rydinger Alin has conducted the chorus since 2008. Robert Sund was artistic director of the chorus and led them on several USA tours and he will return to America in March to conduct a diverse program of repertory which runs the gamut, with the great romantic choral gems, folksongs as well as contemporary composition.  Their program will also feature noted Swedish mezzo-soprano Katija Dragojevics.  Orphei Drängar stands for rich traditions and high quality. “OD possesses a combination of power, energy, and culture, and the joy of discovery combined with professional technical and musical prowess.”  Esa-Pekka Salonen.    

Concerts: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 4 PM, Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 16th St, San Francisco

Tickets:  City Box Office  link to purchase tickets: (click photo)






Second Sunday Organ Recital at the Basilica

February 12, 4 p.m.

James Smith, organist

Rev. James Smith is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Dillard University in New Orleans where he studied organ with Dr. Anthony E. Williams.  He holds the Master of Music Degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he studied with Dr. James Dorroh. He has done further study with Joyce Jones, Baylor University;  James Kibbie, University of Michigan; Paul   Jacobs, Juilliard and Thomas Murray, Yale University. He is a member of the American Guild of Organist and Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity.  He has served as organist and music  Director for congregations in Louisiana, Florida, and Alabama.
Before coming to San Francisco, James served at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church and then Saint John AME Church of Birmingham, Alabama.  James is presently the Artistic Director of the Charles A. Tindley Academy of Music and Senior Organist of the Historic Third Baptist Church of San Francisco.