Upcoming Events

September 2017
Premiere of Fabio Luisi's 
St. Bonaventure Mass
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Ensemble

Sunday, September 17, 5:00 p.m.
World Premiere
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY
Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 p.m.
New York Premiere 
The Cloisters of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
For ticket information,
visit The Cloisters website.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Fourth Annual SDG Fall Gala

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

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

Latest news

Welcome to SDG news central. Here is where you can keep up-to-date on the latest happenings around the world with SDG-related concerts, commissions, and events. If you attend an SDG-related event or hear an SDG-related concert, we'd love to hear from you! Click here to send us a message.

Third Annual SDG Fall Gala

SDG Fall Gala 2016  

The dramatic view of the Chicago skyline from the 22nd floor of The Cliff Dwellers once again beckons guests to SDG Music Foundation's third annual Fall Gala. On Sunday, November 6, 2016, you are invited to join us for an evening of sublime music, fine dining, generous libations, and lively networking with fellow music lovers.


New MacMillan CD of SDG Commission

Since it was the day of preparation CD

From its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival to its U.S. premiere at St. Bartholomew’s in New York, James MacMillan’s “resurrection” work, Since it was the day of preparation, co-commissioned by SDG, has been lauded as impressive and one of his best. This newly released CD is certain to become a classic for anyone who values sacred music.


John Nelson to Conduct Mendelssohn Masterwork

John Nelson
John Nelson

For 2017 SDG offers a variation of its Chicago Bach Project. Presented in collaboration with the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Maestro Nelson will conduct the choral and orchestral forces of the Conservatory, joined by world-class soloists, in Mendelssohn’s stirring Lobgesang (“Hymn of Praise”).


Matching Gift Challenge

matching gift

SDG has been presented with an exceptional challenge to match donations totaling $50,000. Reaching that goal will enable SDG to proceed with four exciting projects.

If your life has been touched by sacred music, if sacred music is important to you, we ask you to consider how you can help impact of classical sacred music for generations to come.


Recording begins for second Psalms Project CD

Psallite II cover

On the heels of the enthusiastically received Psalllite CD, released March 2016, recording sessions for Psallite II begin in July 2016. Under the direction of Eric A. Johnson, Cor Cantiamo once again pairs with engineers from Abbey Road Studios (London) to ensure an extraordinarily high quality CD.