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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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Lux et Amor: The Music of Dan Forrest and Ola Gjeilo at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

February 18, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
DCINY conductor James Meaders leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra in Dan Forrest’s LUX: The Dawn from On High. DCINY guest conductor Gary Weidenaar leads the choir and orchestra in Ola Gjeilo’s music with Gjeilo, DCINY’s composer-in-residence, on piano. Doug Martin directs the Langley Band of Nevada.Performers: James M. Meaders, Conductor Gary Weidenaar, Conductor Ola Gjeilo, Piano Langley High School Band Doug Martin, Director Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts…See More
Dec 7
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Lea Singers Christmas Carol Concert - FestiveLea at Harpenden Public Hall

December 23, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
A festive evening of uplifting singing, popular carols, mulled wine and mince pies, and a charity Christmas raffle in time for Christmas in support of The SamaritansProgramme details:Carol of the bells - Mykola Leontovich Wassail Song - Ralph Vaughan Williams God rest ye merry gentlemen - Audience, Traditional Arr. David WillcocksThe Permanence of the Young Man - Peter FoggittAdam lay bounden - Boris OrdDing, Dong! Merrily on High - French Traditional Arr. Charles WoodO magnum mysterium -…See More
Nov 21
Angela Usobiaga posted a blog post

Taconic Opera (Westchester, NY) - An invitation to choral singers: Verdi Requiem in 2019

Taconic Opera invites experienced choral singers to collaborate on an upcoming performance of the VERDI REQUIEM with the Taconic Opera chorus and orchestra. Applications will be accepted during the months of November and December 2018.  Those who have performed this masterpiece before don’t need to be told how powerful an experience it is; those who haven’t won’t want to miss the opportunity.  The program will be conducted by the company’s General Director, Dan Montez, an experienced conductor…See More
Nov 16
Philip Bevan posted an event

A Dragon for Christmas! A banquet of Christmas treats at Church of St John the Baptist

December 17, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
A Dragon for Christmas! A banquet of Christmas treats, including Rutter’s The Reluctant Dragon Collegium SingersMusical Director – Tomos WatkinsProgramme:Out of your sleep – Richard Rodney BennettBethlehem Down – Peter WarlockA spotless Rose – Herbert HowellsSpotless Rose- Ola GjeiloThere is no rose – Richard Rodney BennettEs ist ein Ros entsprungen – Jan SandströmLe sommeil de l’enfant Jésus -  François-Auguste GevaertQuem pastores laudavere – arr. John RutterQuem vidistis pastores dicite –…See More
Nov 16
Angela Usobiaga posted an event

Taconic Opera (Westchester, NY) - An invitation to choral singers: Verdi Requiem in 2019 at Cortlandt School of Performing Arts

November 15, 2018 at 7pm to December 31, 2018 at 9pm
Taconic Opera invites experienced choral singers to collaborate on an upcoming performance of the VERDI REQUIEM with the Taconic Opera chorus and orchestra. Applications will be accepted during the months of November and December 2018.  Those who have performed this masterpiece before don’t need to be told how powerful an experience it is; those who haven’t won’t want to miss the opportunity.  The program will be conducted by the company’s General Director, Dan Montez, an experienced conductor…See More
Nov 15
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Joyful! Joyful! A spectacular Christmas fundraising concert in support of Choir of Hard Knocks. at Deakin Edge, Federation Square

December 1, 2018 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Presented by Play It Forward – Inclusive Arts Programs for all AustraliansUnder the direction of multi award winning conductor Dr Jonathon Welch AM.The star studded cast includes Choir of Hard Knocks and Liane Keegan. Featuring: Footscray-Yarraville City Band conducted by Phillipa Edwards, XL Arts, THECHO!R, Adam Przewlocki, Latrobe Valley Community Choir, Voices of Casey, Choir of Opportunity, All Together Choir,…See More
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The Christian West and Its Singers

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Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

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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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