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SDG 2016 Gala Exceeds Expectations

2016 SDG Fall Gala, David Taylor, violinist

This year's SDG Fall Gala was a hit! On Sunday, November 6th, the Chicago weather was glorious, allowing us to venture out on The Cliff Dwellers' terrace high above Michigan Avenue. The view was amazing, the guests enthusiatic, the food creative ... and the music, sublime.


More about SDG's latest commissions

More about SDG commissions

The SDG new commissions for 2017-2018 involve a wide range of composers, from Grammy and Pulitzer winners; a wide range of locations, from Oregon to New York, from Chicago to Salzburg; and a wide range of venues, from summer festivals and universities, to museums and churches.


Meet SDG's four newest composers

SDG composers

Richard Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua

Mark Laycock: Via Dolorosa

Fabio Luisi: Mass

Carter Pann: Trio for flute, cello, and piano


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.