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
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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.

World and U.S. premieres of MacMillan St. Luke Passion

U.S. premiere of MacMillan St. Luke Passion at Duke University Chapel

James MacMillan's new St. Luke Passion was premiered in Amsterdam at The Royal Concertgebouw on March 15, 2014, and at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on April 13, 2014.


St. Matthew Passion - "The Pinnacle"

Chicago Bach Project 2014 St. Matthew Passion  

Two-hundred and eighty-seven years to the date of the first performance of J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion in 1727, the Chicago Bach Project returned to the beginning of its cycle of Bach masterworks on Friday, April 11, 2014, to offer the "Great Passion" to a resoundingly appreciative audience at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park (Chicago) and to a world-wide audience via live streaming on WFMT.com.


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.


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.


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.