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Give to Your Heart's Content

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“Music is not part of ‘arts and entertainment’ as the newspaper section would have us believe.

"It’s not a luxury, a lavish thing that we fund from leftovers of our budgets …

"Music is a basic need of human survival. Music is … a way for us to understand things with our hearts when we can’t with our minds.”

—Dr. Karl Paulnack, in a welcome to parents of incoming students at The Boston Conservatory


Save the Date - SDG 2017 Fall Gala

The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago


Fourth Annual SDG Fall Gala

Featuring the World Premiere of SDG-Commissioned Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano by Pulitzer-finalist Carter Pann

The Cliff Dwellers
200 S Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604


Second Psallite CD to release Fall 2017

Psallite II CD

The eagerly anticipated release of  the second Psallite CD is just around the corner. Under the direction of Eric A. Johnson, the excellent Cor Cantiamo chamber choir has completed the recording, and production is now in the good hands of the esteemed Abbey Road Studios in London for preparation of an extraordinary CD.


New Mass by Metropolitan Opera Conductor

Fabio Luisi

SDG Music Foundation embarks on a new venture with Grammy Award-winner Fabio Luisi, currently Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera. Preparing the score of his new St. Bonaventure Mass for the World Premiere in September is SDG's first project in the role of Publisher.


MacMillan St. Luke Passion New York Premiere

James MacMillan

The New York Choral Society will perform the New York premiere of James MacMillan's masterwork, the St. Luke Passion, at St. Bartholomew's Church on Saturday, April 8, 2017.