Chicago Bach Project Reviews and photos are now in!
The 2013 Chicago Bach Project presentation of J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor, conducted by John Nelson, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, was a night to remember. Check out the photos and reviews.more info
"Psalm 67" recording
The archival recording from the premiere of Eriks Esenvalds' Psalm 67, performed by Polyphony at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, is now available.more info
"Quatre Psaumes" recording
A video of the world premiere of Peter Bannister's Quatre Psaumes is now available.more info
"Since it was the day of preparation" recording
Hear excerpts from James MacMillan's SDG co-commissioned work Since it was the day of preparation ..." performed by the Hebrides Ensemble, Synergy Vocals and Brindley Sherratt.more info
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.
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.