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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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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.

A Tribute to Dr. Richard Gieser

Dr. Richard G. Gieser, M.D.

The first annual Soli Deo Gloria Spring Benefit Dinner held on March 23, 2013, celebrated SDG’s visionary founder, Dr. Richard G. Gieser, who was named Lifetime Director and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Soli Deo Gloria.


SDG Psalms Project

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Soli Deo Gloria’s Psalms Project, made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., is rapidly expanding. Launched as a three-year pilot project to create a collection of fifteen contemporary choral works by the world’s foremost composers, the Psalms Project catalog now includes seven works, with two additional world premieres taking place in May 2013.


A "fervent account" of Bach's Mass in B Minor


The March 27, 2013, Chicago Bach Project presentation of Bach's Mass in B Minor was a night to remember! The Chicago Tribune hailed Maestro John Nelson for his "fervent account" of the Mass in this third installment of Soli Deo Gloria's rotating cycle of Bach sacred choral masterworks, coinciding with the Easter celebration.


SDG Presents Bach's Sublime "Mass in B Minor"


The Chicago Bach Project, presented by Soli Deo Gloria, is returning to Chicago for its third year with a performance of Bach’s great choral masterpiece, the sublime Mass in B Minor. Hearing this work performed in a sacred space, which is what Bach originally intended, is sure to be a moving experience. The venue of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Lincoln Park, with its soaring ceilings, stained-glass windows, and beautiful front altar, offers a stunning visual environment and enhances the spiritual richness of the music.


SDG Announces Bach St. Matthew Passion DVD

St. Matthew Passion at Basilica of Saint-Denis, France  

The newest release in The Soli Deo Gloria Collection, SDG’s video series of sacred music masterworks, is a high-definition DVD of J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244.  For this project, SDG once again joined with leading production companies Idéale Audience and Medici.tv to film the performance in the majestic environs of the Basilica of Saint-Denis, the renowned abbey church on the outskirts of Paris dating back to the seventh century.

Extraordinary musicians bring the profound drama to life, capturing Bach’s brilliant intensity in the narrative sung by the Evangelist, the words of Jesus and his disciples, and the expressive reflections of the chorus. Schola Cantorum of Oxford, directed by James Burton, is the premiere choir of Oxford University, and the Maîtrise de Paris is an integral part of the music life of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, which Maestro Nelson led for over ten years and is now Honorary Music Director, is noteworthy in the Parisian musical landscape.