Gloriæ Dei Cantores
Singers to the Glory of God
Gloriæ Dei Cantores (Singers to the Glory of God) holds a passionate dedication to illuminate truth and beauty through choral artistry, celebrating a rich tradition of Sacred choral music from Gregorian chant through the twenty-first century.
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“One of the very finest recordings this work has ever received.”
Founded in 1988, Gloriæ Dei Cantores from Orleans, MA, under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley, has touched the hearts of audiences in 23 countries in Europe, Russia, and North America, receiving extensive critical acclaim for its artistic elegance, performance authenticity, and compelling spirituality. Distributed in the United States and internationally by Naxos, the choir’s discography of over 50 recordings showcases their extensive repertoire, encompassing both masterworks and rarely performed musical treasures from Gregorian chant to the 21st century.
Highlights of the choir’s career include three invitational tours of Russia, opening the 900th anniversary of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, live radio and television broadcasts with the BBC, film soundtracks, the tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Plaza, and performances in some of the finest concert halls throughout Europe and the United States.
The choir’s collaborative ventures have included ten Holiday Tours with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, a sixteen-city US tour of Mozart’s Requiem with Philippe Entremont and the Munich Symphony Orchestra (Columbia Artists, CAMI, LLC), performances of Mozart’s Requiem with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia, and world premiere concerts and recordings with Grammy-award-winning artist Mark O’Connor. They have also appeared on the concert stage and in recordings with John Williams, Samuel Adler, Stephen Cleobury, Vladimir Minin, and the late George Guest, Mary Berry, and Margaret Hillis, among others.
Gloriæ Dei Cantores makes its home at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA, where the choir sings concerts throughout the year, and weekly worship services.
- 49 cities in 25 states including Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC
- ALBANIA—Durrës, Shkodër, Tiranë
- BERMUDA—Hamilton, Somerset
- BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA—Konjic, Mostar, Tihaljina
- BULGARIA—Blagoevgrad, Plovdiv, Ruse, Shumen, Sofia
- CANADA—Toronto, ON, Brockville, ON
- CROATIA—Medjugorje, Osijek, Zagreb
- CZECH REPUBLIC—Ceské Budejovice, Hostálková, Kromeríz, Prague, Tabor
- ENGLAND—Cambridge, London, concerts and services in over 35 other cathedrals in England
- FRANCE—Lyons, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse, Valence
- GREECE—Crete: Iráklion, Khaniá, Rethymnon
- HUNGARY—Budapest, Kecskemét, Lake Balaton
- ITALY—Bari, Catania, Florence, Livorno, Mestre, Milan, Parma, Pinerolo, Palermo, Pisa, Rome, Sienna, Syracuse, Sorrento, Trento, Torre Pellice, Turin, Venice
- NETHERLANDS—Bolsward, Edam, Groningen, Oirschot, Wittam, Zeelst
- POLAND—Kraków, Gdask, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw
- ROMANIA—Brasov, Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi, Sibiu, Timisoara
- RUSSIA/SIBERIA—Irkutsk, Ivanova, Kostroma, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Volokolamsk, Yaroslavl, Zagorsk
- SCOTLAND—Dunblane, Edinburgh, Glasgow
- SWITZERLAND—Basel, Geneva, St. Gallen
- WALES—Bangor, Brecon, St. David’s