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.

Chicago Bach Project 2012 Tickets On Sale


John Nelson conducting the
Chicago Bach Choir and Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach
APRIL 4, 2012

8:00 p.m.

After the amazing 2011 launch of the Chicago Bach Project, Soli Deo Gloria is proud to continue the tradition at St. Vincent de Paul Church with the performance of Bach's St. John Passion on the Wednesday before Easter, April 4, 2012.


Wyner Choral Work Is Next Premiere in SDG’s Psalms Project

West Window,
American Cathedral in Paris

Soli Deo Gloria is pleased to announce the world premiere of the next SDG commission in the Psalms Project, The Lord is close to the heartbroken, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner.

Written for mixed chorus, the work is based on Psalms 34 and 68, using what the composer calls “a slight mélange” of several scripture translations. He has carefully selected his text with a keen ear for language that is singable and with a desire to call attention to what he describes as “the remarkable purity and hopefulness of the text itself.”


In Honor of Henryk Górecki

Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

On the one-year anniversary of Henryk Górecki’s death, November 12, 2010, Soli Deo Gloria has posted a tribute page featuring clips and historical photos from the North American premiere of his beautiful, haunting Miserere, which SDG was privileged to sponsor in Chicago in 1994.


World premiere of new Mass by Einojuhani Rautavaara


Finnish composer
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Photo: Ari Korkala

A notable event took place on November 25, 2011, in the Netherlands. The Jacobikerk in Utrecht was the site of the world premiere of a new 25-minute choral work, Missa a cappella, by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, performed by the internationally renowned Netherlands Radio Choir.


"Missa Solemnis" and "The Creation" DVDs Release


Soli Deo Gloria joyously releases to the world two new DVDs of sacred masterworks, filmed live in concert: Beethoven's rarely heard Missa Solemnis and Haydn's beloved oratorio, The Creation (Die Schöpfung), conducted by John Nelson.