Rose Ensemble

Thursday-Saturday: Sainte-Chapelle, the beautiful Gothic chapel in Paris built by Louis IX to house Christian relics, still stands resplendently on the Île de la Cité. Over the centuries it became a glowing symbol of French spirituality and culture, not least because of the rich musical activity the building fostered. Music heard at Sainte-Chapelle is central to a fascinating program newly researched by the Rose Ensemble, in which plainchant pieces alternate with multi-part vocal compositions by composers associated with the chapel, such as Bournonville, Sermisy and Formé. (8 p.m. Thu., Church of the Holy Cross, Mpls.; 8 p.m. Fri., Church of the Incarnation, Mpls.; 8 p.m. Sat., St. Paul Seminary Chapel, St. Paul. $10-$37.

Terry Blain