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…
Join the New York City Master Chorale as they present “Grant Us Peace” as the first concert of their 2017–2018 Season of Light.Tickets available at www.nycmasterchorale.orgArtistic Director Thea Kano, Principal Conductor Dusty Francis, and Assistant Conductor Laura Inman will lead the Chorale inFinzi: In Terra Pax, Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, Bach “Dona Nobis Pacem” from B Minor Mass as well as arrangements of holiday favorites."We were inspired…See More
The 9th World Peace Choral Festival at St. Stephen’s Cathedral,United Nations Headquarters in Vienna,Augarten Palace,Muth Concert Hall,retirement homes,Golden Hall of Musikverein
July 26, 2018 to July 29, 2018
the 9th World Peace Choral Festival in Vienna from 26th to 29th July 2018 is open for application.Children choirs as well as enthusiastic adult choirs are welcome to participate at this unique choral event in the capital of music, supported by the Austrian federal government authorities, the city government of Vienna, the famous Vienna Boys Choir, the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, NGOs, enterprises and a series of personalities.Coming together to sing, singing for a better future!The…See More
Lea Singers Concert - Duruflé Requiem and Chichester PsalmsVictoria Longdon - ConductorRebekah Jones - SopranoSammy Cormack- Cook - TrebleGeorge Inscoe - OrganElizabeth Bass - HarpAdrian Bending - TimpaniFrom the most simple melodies and the oldest words comes this evening of strikingly “modern” music. Gregorian melodies and chant texts are the starting point for our colourful journey through musical traditions from Europe and America. A colourful choral journey, taking chants and psalms from…See More
A comedy about the crazy world of opera plus the trials and tribulations of running an opera company – straight from the horse’s mouth!Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 20th season with the premiere of a new opera buffa, In bocca al lupo, with libretto and music by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez. Loosely translated as the opera equivalent of Break a leg!, it is the highly amusing story of a buffoon trying to run an opera company. After 20…See More
Bath Camerata makes a welcome return to Bradford on Avon to perform in the beautiful acoustic of the newly refurbished Holy Trinity Church. They sing a mixed programme of music including Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Jonathan Dove’s Passing of the Year, and Ben Parry’s lively arrangement of It Don’t Mean a Thing.
Collegium Singers Concert under Music Director Tomos WatkinsThere is Sweet Music - Choral Music of the British Isles Partsongs and other music of the British Isles on the topic of the nature and its relationship with man. Drawing from the work of Elgar and Britten to present day composers Chilcott, MacMillan and Dove, traditional and modern depictions of nature in music are explored.Concert Link…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…