Upcoming Events

September 2017
Premiere of Fabio Luisi's 
St. Bonaventure Mass
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Ensemble

Sunday, September 17, 5:00 p.m.
World Premiere
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY
Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 p.m.
New York Premiere 
The Cloisters of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
For ticket information,
visit The Cloisters website.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Fourth Annual SDG Fall Gala

The Cliff Dwellers
200 S Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604 

Featuring the World Premiere of SDG-Commissioned Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano by Pulitzer-finalist Carter Pann. Click here for more information. 

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.

Mass in B Minor Reviews

Chicago Bach Project 2016
Chicago Bach Project Mass in B Minor

The 2016 Chicago Bach Project presentation of the monumental Mass in B Minor on Friday evening, March 11, 2016, was filled with drama on many levels. At the last moment, we regretfully had to announce that Maestro John Nelson was unable to direct the concert, due to illness. Fortunately, Delta David Gier, Music Director of the South Dakota Symphony and Chicago Bach Project Assistant Conductor, was able to step in beautifully on short notice.


SDG to Host Free Chicago Bach Project Events

Bach Mass in B Minor score
Bach Mass in B Minor score

SDG Music Foundation announces two free public events in early March to illuminate J. S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, the featured work at the foundation’s March 11 Chicago Bach Project concert, where Grammy Award-winning conductor John Nelson will lead the Chicago Bach Choir and Orchestra and an all-new cast of world-class soloists.


Psallite CD Launch Event

Psallite CD

On April 9, 2016, SDG Music Foundation will hold a launch event at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, Illinois, to celebrate the release of its first Psallite CD. Five choral works from SDG's Psalms Project are included on the CD, recorded by Cor Cantiamo, the touring choral ensemble in residence at Northern Illinois University.


SDG 5-Year Milestones

SDG 5-year milestones

Take a look. We're celebrating the breadth of inspiring music we've been privileged to create and support around the world, between 2011 and 2015. Thank you to all who have helped make these events possible through their dedication and donations.


Highlights of SDG Fall Gala 2015

Psalms score display at SDG 2015 Fall Gala
 Psalms Project scores on display at the SDG Gala

The second Annual SDG Fall Gala on November 21, 2015, at The Cliff Dwellers in Chicago was a very lively and convivial gathering of old and new friends. Despite the day bringing Chicago its snowiest November storm in over 100 years, almost all of our registrants were able to attend!