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New Release: The Fiery Furnace

Composer Daniel Kellogg's oratorio The Fiery Furnace, a work written under commission from Soli Deo Gloria, is now available for purchase at…See More
Mar 6, 2009
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SDG commissions 'Mass for All the Saints' by Jacob Bancks

Soli Deo Gloria has commissioned award-winning composer Jacob Bancks to write a six movement mass for choir, soloists and chamber orchestra titled Mass for All the Saints. Meditative, celebratory, reverent and joyous - Bancks' new work is inspired by images of all the saints gathered in heaven. "...and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne..."…See More
Feb 20, 2009

About Soli Deo Gloria...

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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Soli Deo Gloria Announces New President & CEO

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 4:04pm 0 Comments



Joseph A. LoSchiavo named President and Chief Executive Officer of Soli Deo Gloria


Glen Ellyn, IL, June 26,…


Soli Deo Gloria Co-Commissions Major New Work by James MacMillan

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

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…


Chicago Bach Project performance of St. John Passion to be broadcast live

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 12:32pm 0 Comments

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,…


Wyner Choral Work Is the Next Premiere in Soli Deo Gloria's Psalms Project

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 12:51pm 0 Comments


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…


World premiere of new choral work by Sven-David Sandström

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 6:22pm 0 Comments

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…


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Libby Huebner posted an event

Hidden Treasures ~ The Innas, Ettas, Annas & Donnas of Mozart’s Operas at Neighborhood UU Church

February 25, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
In association with Girls on the Run Los Angeles, Performances à la Carte presents an afternoon concert of arias and duets entitled, Hidden Treasures ~ the Innas, Ettas, Annas and Donnas of Mozart's Operas on Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. at Neighborhood UU Church Sanctuary in Pasadena. The concert will feature a variety of singers including several of the rising stars on the opera scene: soprano Julia Metzler (First prize winner, Western Regional Metropolitan Opera Competition);…See More
Feb 9
The Ingenium Academy updated an event

The Ingenium Academy 2018 at Winchester College

July 15, 2018 to August 12, 2018
The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience. This includes tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within our environment of creative excellence.1, 2, 3 and 4-week courses of orchestra, choir, piano, saxophone, conducting, chamber music and composition.See More
Feb 8
Philip Bevan posted an event

Collegium Singers Concert -The Voice of my Beloved – Songs of love at St George's Roman Catholic Church

March 10, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Music on the theme of love, exploring texts from within and without the “Song of Songs”.  We begin with music from the 16th and 17th centuries including madrigals by Monteverdi. A focus on the 20th and 21st centuries follows, exploring settings by Grieg, Sibelius and Sandström.Tickets:-  Adults £12, Students £6, Under 12’s free through choir web site or on the door,ProgrammeDilectus Meus Mihi – Francis GreerDirait-on – Morten LauridsenEgo flos campi – Jacobus ClemensEgo flos campi – Alonso…See More
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Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.


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The all female choir performs…


Created by SingerLink Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43am. Last updated by SingerLink May 1, 2011.

The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:

Jeffrey remarks:

"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:08pm. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 29, 2010.

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Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21pm. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010.

Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

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…

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