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.

Thousands tune in for Missa Solemnis

Missa Solemnis in Lisbon - February 2010

Maestro Nelson conducts
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

An audience of 2,000 gathered in Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium for two performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis last month. John Nelson led the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Gulbenkian Choir and soloists Tamara Wilson, Elizabeth DeShong, Nikolai Schukoff and Brindley Sherratt in a piece the conductor considers “one of the mountain peaks of the entire western classical tradition.” 3,400 people tuned in to the live video webcast on medici.tv, and an additional 50,000-70,000 viewers are expected over the next two months.

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Bannister meets Pärt in Wales

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A first-hand report from Peter Bannister, who attended the September 9, 2010, premiere of Arvo Pärt’s In Spe at Vale of Glamorgan Festival, which was made possible, in part, by contributions from Soli Deo Gloria. Peter was SDG’s representative at the Festival and gave a pre-concert lecture, “Arvo Pärt at 75,” at the BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff, Wales.

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Project Uplift in Hungary

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One of the exciting avenues of Soli Deo Gloria’s mission to promote sacred music takes shape in the work of Project Uplift. In these international projects, we usually seek to bring great works of sacred music to regions of the world where, for social, political, or economic reasons, they are seldom heard. This summer, however, Project Uplift goes to Hungary, where there is already an abundance of music and arts in this center of Eastern European culture.  We have a unique opportunity to support the work of Crescendo International at their Crescendo Summer Institute of the Arts, August 2-16, 2010, in Sárospatak, just outside of Budapest. This two-week Institute is an opportunity for aspiring young musicians to work with master musicians, but it is more than just a great music workshop and performance opportunity. Crescendo is a faith-based organization designed to encourage young musicians both musically and spiritually.

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New Arvo Pärt Work

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SDG joins in sponsoring this year’s Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Wales, in celebration of Arvo Pärt’s 75th birthday. The Vale of Glamorgan Festival has “frequently programmed music that focuses on the spiritual in what seems to be an increasingly secular society,” says John Metcalf, Artistic Director of the Festival. It is especially fitting, then, that this year’s Festival will feature the work of Estonian composer Pärt—and that SDG is partnering to sponsor the Festival. We are particularly excited about the September 9th premiere of Pärt’s In Spe (“In Hope”), based on Psalm 137.

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Haydn Masterwork to Be Broadcast Worldwide

Grote Kerk, Naarden. Photo: Jan de Jong

Grote Kerk, Naarden.
Photo: Jan de Jong

 Soli Deo Gloria is pleased to partner with Ideale Audience and Medici Arts to bring Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece The Creation, considered by many to be his greatest work, to an audience of millions through state-of-the-art media technology. On Friday, June 25, 2010, Conductor John Nelson will lead the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Choir in a live video webcast of this beloved Haydn oratorio from Grote Kerk, Naarden—one of the oldest and most famous churches in the Netherlands.

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