Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 20, 2018
World Premiere

"When Did We See You?"

by Dominick DiOrio

St. James Cathedral
65 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611 


Sunday, July 8, 2018
World Premiere

The Passion of Yeshua

by Richard Danielpour

Oregon Bach Festival
Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center
1 Eugene CenterEugene, OR 97401


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.

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.


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”).