There's still time!

It's not too late to join SDG in New York.  Come, be part of our 20th Anniversary celebration. You can purchase your package online or phone the SDG office, 630-984-4300, today.


$100 per person




SUNDAY: MacMillan pre-concert lecture


SUNDAY: MacMillan concert ticket


SUNDAY: St. Bart's guided tour


MONDAY: Rouse concert ticket


Carnegie Hall seating preference:

Carnegie Hall seating preference



$250 per person




SUNDAY: MacMillan pre-concert lecture


SUNDAY: MacMillan concert ticket


SUNDAY: St. Bart's guided tour


SUNDAY: SDG reception & benefit dinner


MONDAY: Rouse concert ticket


Carnegie Hall seating preference



$450 per person


SUNDAY: MacMillan pre-concert lecture

SUNDAY: MacMillan concert ticket

SUNDAY: St. Bart's guided tour

SUNDAY: SDG reception & benefit dinner

MONDAY: The Cloisters tour

MONDAY: New Leaf Restaurant lunch

MONDAY: Rouse concert ticket

Carnegie Hall seating preference

Carnegie Hall seating preference




Omni Berkshire Hotel
 Omni Berkshire Hotel

The Omni Berkshire Place is just 2 blocks from St. Bart's!

Although the deadline for our group rate of $279**/night has passed, we have reserved several extra rooms for late-comers. Call the SDG office at 630-984-4300 to inquire.

The Omni is luxury hotel on 52st Street at Madison Avenue, just steps away from MOMA, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue shopping.



For no-fee travel reservations, please contact David Cassel at Novus Travel Ltd., 877-255-1952, or email david(at)


* Soli Deo Gloria is a 501(c)3 organization, and the following portions of your package purchase are tax-deductible:
Silver Package: $40
Gold Package: $100
Platinum Package: $125

**Hotel rates do not include additional 8.875% NYC sales tax, 5.875% NYC occupancy tax, and $3.50 per room per night occupancy tax.

New York Gala for SDG's 20th Anniversary

Carnegie Hall

The highlight of Soli Deo Gloria's 20th anniversary season is a May 2014 gala in New York City. Special events include the U.S. premiere of SDG's co-commissioned James MacMillan's Since it was the Day of Preparation at St. Barthlomew's Church, and the New York Philharmonic / Westminster Symphonic Choir performance of the SDG-commissioned Requiem by Christopher Rouse at Carnegie Hall.





SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014

It all starts on Sunday at the historic St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue. The St. Bartholomew's Chamber Singers will present the U.S. premiere of James MacMillan's Resurrection work, Since it was the Day of Preparation, conducted by William K. Trafka. Serving as bookends to the concert are a private pre-concert lecture and post-concert SDG benefit dinner.


1:30 Pre-Concert Lecture

Johann Buis, Chairman of the SDG board, Associate Professor of Musicology at Wheaton College and lecturer for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, offers insights into MacMillan’s composition.


St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City

2:30 U.S. Premiere

James MacMillan

Since it was the day of preparation...

St. Bartholomew’s Chamber Singers
William K. Trafka, conductor
SDG presents the U.S. premiere of MacMillan’s chamber setting of the Resurrection narrative, for bass-baritone soloist, chamber choir, and quintet (clarinet, horn, harp, theorbo, cello). Co-commissioned by Soli Deo Gloria.


4:30 Private Tour of St. Bart’s

A docent-led tour offers an insider’s view of the art and architecture of this historic church, highlighting the mosaics and stained glass of Hildreth Meière.



Inside Park restaurant at St. Bart's

5:30 SDG Reception and Benefit Dinner


MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

Festivities continue on Monday, starting with a very special private tour of The Cloisters and lunch just across Fort Tyron Park at the New Leaf Restaurant, culminating with a New York premiere at Carnegie Hall.



The Cloisters

10:00 Private Tour of The Cloisters museum and architecture


Our special event originally scheduled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has become even more special! We’ve been fortunate to be able to move our private tour to The Cloisters, the division of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The building and its cloistered gardens—located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, with breathtaking views across the Hudson to the Palisades—comprise the most unique assemblage of sacred art and architecture in North America.

The collection includes approximately two thousand works of art. In addition to the spectacular permanent collection, which includes the renowned Unicorn Tapestries, we will have the opportunity to view “Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral,” an exhibition of stained glass from England's historic Canterbury Cathedral featuring six Romanesque-period windows. This is the first time that these windows have ever left the Canterbury Cathedral precincts since their creation in 1178–80.

Transportation is provided. Xavier Seubert, O.F.M., Distinguished Professor of Art and Theology Emeritus at St. Bonaventure University, will lead a custom-designed tour.



New Leaf Restaurant


12:00 Private Lunch at New Leaf Restaurant


The New Leaf Restaurant serves seasonal modern dishes inspired by local green markets, upstate farms and the city’s community gardens in a charming restored cobblestone building from the 1930s. Named one of “The Top 10 Green Dining & Drinking Destinations in New York City.”




Carnegie Hall  

7:30 New York City Premiere


Christopher Rouse




New York Philharmonic
Westminster Symphonic Chorus
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Opening night of Carnegie’s Hall Spring for Music series features Christopher Rouse’s Requiem Mass, originally commissioned by SDG to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hector Berlioz.



You are invited!
Join us in New York to enjoy
some of the best in classical sacred music.