From our friends @ Soli Deo Gloria:
What can happen when talented composers from around the world are gripped by the words of the Hebrew Psalter?
How might the worship life of the Church be stirred by a fresh influx of artistic creativity?
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Soli Deo Gloria is pleased to announce an exciting expansion of the Psalms Project, made possible by lead support from Lilly Endowment, Inc. Over the next three years, we will introduce 15 new choral compositions inspired by the Psalms. We are assembling an international roster of prominent composers to illumine the Hebrew Psalter in new ways, accompanied by on-site workshops, lectures and discussion groups to explore the depths of the texts.
SDG will tap a variety of churches, synagogues, universities, seminaries, community choruses and professional ensembles to lead this movement, and our goal is to enrich not only worshiping communities, performers and concert audiences, but also the lives of all for whom the Psalter is a timeless source of inspiration and strength.
We invite you to browse the Psalms Project page at SDGmusic.org and enjoy:
- Radio interview with Psalms Project Program Director, Peter Bannister
- Full recording of the first Psalm in the series: Daniel Kellogg’s setting of Psalm 16, Preserve Me, O God
- Audio interview with commission dedicatee, Elsbeth Shannon