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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


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.

SDG Welcomes New President and CEO

Joseph A. LoSchiavo

It is with great pleasure that Soli Deo Gloria announces the appointment of Joseph A. LoSchiavo, former Associate Vice-President of St. Bonaventure University (NY) and Executive Director of The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, as the new President and CEO of SDG, effective July 9, 2012.


SDG Sponsors UK Premiere of Rautavaara's New Mass


Finnish composer, Einojunhani Ratavaara, Photo: Ari Korkal  

Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finland's leading composer of his generation, may be approaching his 85th birthday (in 2013), but his love of composing shows no signs of diminishing. Over the last several decades, he has cultivated the mystical character of his Romantic style, and his compositional opus now includes eight symphonies, twelve concertos, nine operas and chamber operas (including Rasputin and The Gift of the Magi), along with a great body of vocal, orchestral, chamber, piano and choral music. Many of his works are inspired by metaphysical and religious subjects, including his best-selling Symphony No. 7 ("Angel of Light"). This summer, Soli Deo Gloria is delighted to be the sponsor of the UK premiere of Rautaavara's newest large-scale work Missa a cappella for mixed choir, a 25-minute setting of Mass.


SDG Co-Commissions Major New Work by James MacMillan on the Resurrection

James MacMillan, Photo: Philip Gatward

In an exciting intercontinental collaboration, Soli Deo Gloria has partnered with the Hebrides Ensemble (Scotland’s premier new-music group), the Edinburgh International Festival, and Kings Place (London’s award-winning destination for the music and the arts) to commission a major new work by leading Scotland composer James MacMillan.


First Woman Composer in SDG Psalms Project

Roxanna Panufnik  

Soli Deo Gloria is delighted to announce the world premiere of Love Endureth by British composer Roxanna Panufnik. Commissioned by SDG for the Psalms Project, this setting of Psalm 136 (135) uses two fragments of Spanish Sephardic chants and, halfway through the piece, substitutes the Hebrew equilvant for the English response "For forever His Mercy": Ki L'oalm chasdo. The strong Jewish flavor carriers over into the music, written for a cappella double choir.


Gavin Bryars and Peter Bannister Choral Works to Premiere at Vale of Glamorgan Festival


Soli Deo Gloria is delighted to be a sponsor of the upcoming 2012 Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Wales, May 1-12, 2012. One of the hallmarks of the Festival is its commitment to celebrating the work of living composers. With 15 concerts spread over 11 venues, ranging from historic castles and churches to 21st-century, state-of-the-art concert halls, this year’s Festival, "Unveiling Musical Worlds," is the most ambitious to date.