Gloriæ Dei Cantores

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Gloriae Dei Cantores

Gloriæ Dei Cantores (Latin for "Singers to the Glory of God") is a 40 voice choir based in Orleans, Massachusetts, under the direction of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Richard K. Pugsley.

Gloriæ Dei Cantores holds a passionate dedication to illuminate truth and beauty through choral artistry, receiving extensive critical acclaim for its artistic elegance, performance authenticity, and compelling spirituality. "Beautifully finished but richly emotional", The Boston Globe;[full citation needed] "Seamless ensemble, seductive phrasing", Los Angeles Times.[full citation needed]

Sharing its vision of inspiration and hope, the choir performed in 23 countries in Europe, Asia, and North America. The choir sings in 18 languages, and has appeared on the concert stage and in recordings with such artists as Gerre Hancock, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Vladimir Minin, Samuel Adler, Mark O'Connor, Stephen Cleobury, George Guest, Daniel Pinkham, and Margaret Hillis.

Distributed internationally by NAXOS, their catalog of over 50 recordings showcases an expansive repertoire that encompasses both masterworks and rarely performed musical treasures from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, distributed through Naxos of America. "Lovely, pure and radiant", Gramophone;[full citation needed] "Rapturous a cappella passages", Chicago Tribune.[full citation needed]

Highlights of the choir's career under Conductor Emeritus Elizabeth Patterson and current Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Richard K. Pugsley include three invitational tours of Russia, the opening of 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 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.

Gloriæ Dei Cantores makes its home at the Church of the Transfiguration (at the Community of Jesus) in Orleans, MA, where it presents a year-round concert series and sings weekly worship services. Recent concerts have featured Walton's The Twelve, Poulenc's Gloria Durufle's Requiem, Mozart's Mass in C minor, and Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, in collaboration with soloists Andrew Nolen and Jossie Pérez.


Gregorian chant

Medieval c. 1150 – c.1400

Renaissance c. 1400 – c. 1600

Baroque c. 1600 – c. 175

Classical c. 1750 – c. 1830

Romantic c. 1830 – c. 1920

20th – 21st centuries c. 1900 – today



Anglican psalmody

American psalm settings

Compilations and sets



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