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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fourth Annual SDG Fall Gala

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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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Bannister meets Pärt in Wales

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A first-hand report from Peter Bannister, who attended the September 9, 2010, premiere of Arvo Pärt’s In Spe at Vale of Glamorgan Festival, which was made possible, in part, by contributions from Soli Deo Gloria. Peter was SDG’s representative at the Festival and gave a pre-concert lecture, “Arvo Pärt at 75,” at the BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff, Wales.


Project Uplift in Hungary


One of the exciting avenues of Soli Deo Gloria’s mission to promote sacred music takes shape in the work of Project Uplift. In these international projects, we usually seek to bring great works of sacred music to regions of the world where, for social, political, or economic reasons, they are seldom heard. This summer, however, Project Uplift goes to Hungary, where there is already an abundance of music and arts in this center of Eastern European culture.  We have a unique opportunity to support the work of Crescendo International at their Crescendo Summer Institute of the Arts, August 2-16, 2010, in Sárospatak, just outside of Budapest. This two-week Institute is an opportunity for aspiring young musicians to work with master musicians, but it is more than just a great music workshop and performance opportunity. Crescendo is a faith-based organization designed to encourage young musicians both musically and spiritually.


New Arvo Pärt Work


SDG joins in sponsoring this year’s Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Wales, in celebration of Arvo Pärt’s 75th birthday. The Vale of Glamorgan Festival has “frequently programmed music that focuses on the spiritual in what seems to be an increasingly secular society,” says John Metcalf, Artistic Director of the Festival. It is especially fitting, then, that this year’s Festival will feature the work of Estonian composer Pärt—and that SDG is partnering to sponsor the Festival. We are particularly excited about the September 9th premiere of Pärt’s In Spe (“In Hope”), based on Psalm 137.


Haydn Masterwork to Be Broadcast Worldwide

Grote Kerk, Naarden. Photo: Jan de Jong

Grote Kerk, Naarden.
Photo: Jan de Jong

 Soli Deo Gloria is pleased to partner with Ideale Audience and Medici Arts to bring Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece The Creation, considered by many to be his greatest work, to an audience of millions through state-of-the-art media technology. On Friday, June 25, 2010, Conductor John Nelson will lead the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Choir in a live video webcast of this beloved Haydn oratorio from Grote Kerk, Naarden—one of the oldest and most famous churches in the Netherlands.


A Celebration of Arvo Pärt

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Arvo Pärt

This September marks the 75th birthday of Arvo Pärt, and to honor this esteemed Estonian composer, the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Wales is offering a major celebration of his work. SDG has been invited to co-sponsor the 2010 Festival in what will be the most extensive celebration in Great Britain, programming no fewer than 14 of his compositions during the space of a week. A highlight of the Festival—with an appearance by the composer himself—will be the September 9, 2010, premiere of In Spe (“In Hope”), to be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Tõnu Kaljuste conducting, at the BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay.