Music in the Chapel: Nirmala Rajasekar and Friends

Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this wonderful event!

Often described by the press as a "Carnatic Ambassador," Nirmala Rajasekar has introduced South Indian classical (Carnatic) music to many parts of the world, and is a recipient of several prestigious awards including a Bush artistic fellowship, a McKnight fellowship, Rotary Vocational Excellence award and Best Senior Veena Artiste. Read more about Nirmala in the Star Tribune.

Tickets are $15 at the door. Seating is general admission.

Doors open at 2 p.m. Arrive early and take a self-guided tour of the Lakewood Memorial Chapel before the show. Free tour brochures will be available.

The Lakewood Chapel — one of our city’s most beloved architectural treasures — is an intimate setting that seats about 160 people. Because of its incredible beauty and historical significance, it is a popular place for weddings,

end-of-life services, music concerts, tours and other celebrations of beauty, art and remembrance. See what others say about the Music in the Chapel concert series.

Dedicated in 1910, the Chapel was modeled after the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul by prominent Minneapolis architect Harry Wild Jones. Its 10-million piece mosaic interior, created by New York designer Charles Lamb, features a 40-foot high dome ringed with stained glass windows and 12 mosaic angels. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Chapel is one of the finest examples of Byzantine mosaic architecture in the country. Learn more about the Lakewood Chapel.


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