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

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Merry Christmas!

The board and staff of Soli Deo Gloria wish you moments of peace and celebration as you contemplate the grace-filled gifts of the season. Take a moment to enjoy the glorious words and music of "For Unto Us a Child Is Born."


The Sound of Angels?

ICC with Henry Leck

ICC with Henry Leck
Photo: Shawn Spence

The premiere of SDG’s newest commission, The Lost Son by Neal Harnly, takes place on Friday, November 5, 2010, with the renowned Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC) under the direction of Henry Leck, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. This opening night of the ICC’s 25th anniversary season will be the first time that most of us will hear and feel the impact of the full work. But before a new SDG commission becomes a reality, it has already begun touching lives.


A Grand Statement

Daniel Kellogg

Daniel Kellogg

Big anniversaries call for expansive celebrations. And the 150th anniversary celebratory concert at Wheaton College (IL) is no exception. The gala event on November 20, 2010, is pulling out all the stops. The concert opens with a rousing, new Daniel Kellogg work commissioned by SDG and Wheaton College especially for this sesquicentennial. O Greening Branch, for chorus and symphonic band, was inspired by the poetry of Hildegard of Bingen.


Renaissance Man Bequeaths SDG

Bob Jones with Jean-Pierre Rampal

Bob Jones (left) with Jean-Pierre
Rampal in the mid-1900s.

Flight instructor. Flutist. Physician. Not your ordinary resume. But, then, Bob Jones is not your ordinary guy. And, to SDG, he is an extraordinary gift. You see, Bob has decided to bequeath a gift to Soli Deo Gloria.

The Chairman of SDG’s Board of Directors, Richard Gieser, interviewed Bob, and we’d like to share his inspiring story with you.


Thousands tune in for Missa Solemnis

Missa Solemnis in Lisbon - February 2010

Maestro Nelson conducts
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

An audience of 2,000 gathered in Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium for two performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis last month. John Nelson led the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Gulbenkian Choir and soloists Tamara Wilson, Elizabeth DeShong, Nikolai Schukoff and Brindley Sherratt in a piece the conductor considers “one of the mountain peaks of the entire western classical tradition.” 3,400 people tuned in to the live video webcast on medici.tv, and an additional 50,000-70,000 viewers are expected over the next two months.