FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ____________________________________________________________________________________Joseph A. LoSchiavo named President and Chief Executive Officer of Soli Deo Gloria Glen Ellyn, IL, June 26, 2012 – Soli Deo Gloria (SDG), an international arts organization based in the Chicago suburbs, is…See More
In an exciting intercontinental collaboration, Soli Deo Gloria has partnered with the Hebrides Ensemble (Scotland’s premier new-music group), the Edinburgh International Festival, and Kings Place (London’s award-winning destination for the music and the arts) to commission a major new work by…See More
On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the Chicago Bach Project presentation of Bach's dramatic St. John Passion is going to be broadcast live from St. Vincent de Paul Church in Chicago, by 987. WFMT, Chicago's classical music radio station, and streaming on their website, wfmt.com.…See More
Soli Deo Gloria is pleased to announce the world premiere of the next SDG commission in the Psalms Project, The Lord is close to the heartbroken, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner.Written…See More
"Without question, the Psalms Project is the most ambitious and imaginative commissioning program SDG has ever undertaken."- Chandler Branch, CEO "Why solicit a new collection of Psalm settings? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that each succeeding generation has found its own concerns mirrored in and interpreted by these texts on a deep level." - Peter Bannister,Program Director, Psalms Project t h e p s a l m s p r o j e c t…See More
Soli Deo Gloria is a cutting edge arts organization dedicated to...
GIVING music to the world that offers hope in the face of despair, transcendence in an era of turmoil and uncertainty.
FOSTERING music that speaks to the human condition, dealing with the deepest and most universal concerns of the soul.
CHAMPIONING humanity’s most sublime expressions of selfless devotion.
NURTURING a love of things sacred and beautiful.
SHARING the joys of sacred music with all peoples, regardless of age, race, economic status, political or religious background.
BUILDING a legacy of artistic passion enlightened by faith, for the world to enjoy today and treasure forever.
RAISING human thinking from the temporal to the eternal.
CELEBRATING community, between individuals and across international boundaries, through the universal language of music and the communal bond of music-making.
HONORING the Divine source of all human creativity and inspiration.
ENGENDERING a deeper appreciation of fine music and its power to stir the soul and even transform lives.
EMPOWERING the most gifted creators of our time to inspire the world through fresh expressions of faith.
Since its establishment as a nonprofit organization in 1993, Soli Deo Gloria, Inc., has sought to support the creation and performance of sacred classical music at the highest level, to the glory of God. Commissions for new sacred music from the world's leading composers are at the heart of Soli Deo Gloria's mission. In addition, the organization sponsors sacred music concerts and recordings around the world.
American composer Paul Schoenfield was the first to receive a commission from Soli Deo Gloria. The commission resulted in an oratorio titled D'vorah, which is based on the Old Testament story of Deborah, judge and prophet of Israel. Soli Deo Gloria has since commissioned Guggenheim Fellowship winner George Arasimowicz, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Augusta Read Thomas and Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Rouse, among others. The organization's commissioned works have been performed by such ensembles as the Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, L'Ensemble orchestral de Paris, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Children's Choir, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the Morgan State University Choir and the American Boychoir.
Soli Deo Gloria's worldwide sponsorship of sacred music concerts began in 1996 in cooperation with the General Motors Corporation and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Chorus for two performances of Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem. Translated into Chinese by composer Bright Sheng and presented in the Shanghai Center Theater, Brahms' Requiem was thus performed in China for the first time in the nation's history. Subsequent sponsorships have assisted concerts in Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Costa Rica and America.
Sacred music recordings sponsored by Soli Deo Gloria include Henryk Górecki's Miserere (1994 Elektra Nonesuch), Hector Berlioz' Te Deum (2001 EMI/Virgin Classics) and Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B Minor (2006 EMI/Virgin Classics).
Soli Deo Gloria takes its name from a Latin phrase that Bach inscribed on many of his compositions—to God alone be the glory.
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In an exciting intercontinental collaboration, Soli Deo Gloria has partnered with the Hebrides Ensemble (Scotland’s premier new-music group), the Edinburgh International Festival, and Kings Place (London’s award-winning destination for the music and the…
On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the Chicago Bach Project presentation of Bach's dramatic St. John Passion is going to be broadcast live from St. Vincent de Paul Church in Chicago, by 987. WFMT, Chicago's classical music radio station, and streaming on their website, wfmt.com.…
It is with great pleasure that Soli Deo Gloria will be announces its next world premiere, a commission, in collaboration with the Sacred Music Department of Westminster Choir College, of God Be Merciful by…
"Coming together to sing, singing for a better future", the World Peace Choral Festival is organized annually in Vienna in the 2nd half of July, supported by the Austrian federal government authorities, the city government of Vienna, the Vienna Boys Choir, the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, NGOs, enterprises and a series of personalities. Since its premiere in August 2010, choirs from Europe, Asia, North America and Africa have participated at the festival and brought the beautiful…See More
On Sunday, July 1 at 5:00 pm, singers Deborah Carmichael, Kinga Cserjési, Marisa Michelson and Sara Serpa perform music by Monteverdi and Bartok. Members of the Choral Society of the Hamptons will make a special guest appearance.This unique program weaves together works by the 17th century Italian and the 20th century Hungarian, demonstrating the common ground of the musical worlds of these two revolutionary composers.All four singers practice the Libero…See More
In the lead up to our 9th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival, we unfortunately have to advise that due to ill health, Richard Gill AO has to withdraw.Richard very much regrets not being able to proceed and wishes all participants a rewarding and enjoyable Festival. Of course, we all wish Richard a speedy recovery and we are hoping that he will be able to join us as our Guest Conductor at the Melbourne International Singers Festival in future.We are delighted to announce, however,…See More
Programme Details - Paradisi Gloria!Stabat Mater - Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1787)Salve Regina In F minor - Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)Trumpet Concerto – Giuseppi Tartini (1692-1770)Gloria in D RV589 - Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741) The early eighteenth century was a golden age for music in the courts and cathedrals of Rome, Naples and Venice, which would never again be equaled. Venice, in particular, was a hotbed of creativity. This was the city where Vivaldiand Scarlatti lived close by…See More
Proudly presented by the School of Hard KnocksFeaturing RICHARD GILL AOJune 7-11 2018(Queen’s Birthday Weekend) Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by Guest Conductor RICHARD GILL AO and Australia’s finest conductors, musicians and singers including: The Song Company, Choir of Hard Knocks, MEN ALOUD!, XL Arts, Warren Wills, Claire Patti and Dr Jonathon Welch AM. BE CHALLENGED, INSPIRED & ENTERTAINED!Book Now! Earlybird registrations apply if…See More
Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt
In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…