Upcoming Events

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 Melodies for Robert, a trio for flute, cello, and piano by Pulitzer-finalist Carter Pann. Click here for more information.

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New MacMillan CD of SDG Commission

Since it was the day of preparation CD

From its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival to its U.S. premiere at St. Bartholomew’s in New York, James MacMillan’s “resurrection” work, Since it was the day of preparation, co-commissioned by SDG, has been lauded as impressive and one of his best. This newly released CD is certain to become a classic for anyone who values sacred music.


John Nelson to Conduct Mendelssohn Masterwork

John Nelson
John Nelson

For 2017 SDG offers a variation of its Chicago Bach Project. Presented in collaboration with the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Maestro Nelson will conduct the choral and orchestral forces of the Conservatory, joined by world-class soloists, in Mendelssohn’s stirring Lobgesang (“Hymn of Praise”).


Matching Gift Challenge

matching gift

SDG has been presented with an exceptional challenge to match donations totaling $50,000. Reaching that goal will enable SDG to proceed with four exciting projects.

If your life has been touched by sacred music, if sacred music is important to you, we ask you to consider how you can help impact of classical sacred music for generations to come.


Recording begins for second Psalms Project CD

Psallite II cover

On the heels of the enthusiastically received Psalllite CD, released March 2016, recording sessions for Psallite II begin in July 2016. Under the direction of Eric A. Johnson, Cor Cantiamo once again pairs with engineers from Abbey Road Studios (London) to ensure an extraordinarily high quality CD.


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.