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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


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Highlights of SDG 2014: An Amazing Year!

SDG 20th Anniversay seal
 SDG 20th Anniversary Season

As SDG wrapped up its 20th Anniversary 2013-2014 season, the highlights of 2014 marked many milestones in the history of SDG's mission to create the best in classical sacred music. Premieres included MacMillan's St. Luke Passion and Since it was the day of Preparation, Rouse's Requiem, six Psalms Project choral works, plus the Chicago Bach Project performance of the St. Matthew Passion.


SDG Choral Works Create an Unprecedented Event

St. John the Divine and Temple Emanu-El
Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Temple Emanu-El

On November 21 and 23, 2014, two of New York City’s (and the world’s) most renowned houses of worship participated in a unique SDG-sponsored interfaith event. In an unprecedented collaboration, the choirs of Temple Emanu-El and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine joined forces to present the world premieres of two Soli Deo Gloria Psalms Project commissions.


Chicago Bach Project 2015: St. John Passion

John Nelson with Nick Phan and Matthew Brooks

John Nelson conducting the Chicago Bach Project
(with soloists Nicholas Phan and Matthew Brook)

Grammy Award-winning conductor John Nelson returns Friday, March 20, 2015, to lead the fifth annual Chicago Bach Project in a performance of J. S. Bach’s powerful St. John Passion, featuring top-tier Chicago musicians in the Chicago Bach Choir (Donald Nally, chorus master) and Orchestra, with a world-class roster of soloists.


SDG Fall Gala in Chicago to Benefit Anita Nelson Fund

The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago
The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago

SDG's 20th Anniversary Celebration continues with a very special evening in Chicago. We invite you to join us for our Fall Gala to benefit The Anita Nelson Fund.


Psalms Project Premiere in Naperville

Richard Dubugnon
Composer Richard Dubugnon

As one of the final four commissions in SDG's three-year Psalms Project pilot program, the world premiere of Swiss-French composer Richard Dubugnon’s Psalm 10 for a cappella choir will be premiered in Naperville, Illinois, by chamber choir Cor Cantiamo, conducted by Eric A. Johnson.