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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.

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World Premiere of James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion

James MacMillan

James MacMillan’s new hour-long setting of the St Luke Passion has been many years in the making. Soli Deo Gloria is a co-sponsor of the commission, along with  the Concertgebouw / Zaterday Matinee series, Duke University, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the Britten Sinfonia. The completion of this work brings MacMillan one step closer to fulfilling his lifetime goal of setting all four of the Gospel Passion accounts to music.

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Aaron Jay Kernis Completes SDG Commission

Aaron Jay Kernis

Pulitzer-prize winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis has completed an a cappella choral work commissioned by Soli Deo Gloria for the Psalms Project, a collection of 15 contemporary musical works in the Western art-music tradition. The world premiere of Glorious Majesty, based on Psalm 104, will be performed by VocalEssence, conducted by Philip Brunelle, on October 27, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Cor Cantiamo Performs Psalm Project Choral Works in Wheaton

Cor Cantiamo

On Sunday January 19, 2014, the a cappella choir Cor Cantiamo will present a sacred concert at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, that features two choral works from the Soli Deo Gloria Psalms Project.

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Psalms Project Choral Work Premieres in Indianapolis

James Lee

Soli Deo Gloria is pleased to announce the world premiere of Psalm 111 by James Lee. Written for mixed chorus and orchestra, the work is part of SDG’s ongoing Psalms Project and will be premiered by the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra at the Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 19, 2013.

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