The Crossing


The Crossing is a twenty-four-member professional chamber choir dedicated to new music, conducted by Donald Nally. Formed by a group of friends in 2006, the ensemble was the resident choir of the Spoleto Festival, Italy in 2007 and has since expanded such collaborations to include Miller Theatre of Columbia University (in the American premiere of James Dillon’s Nine Rivers), the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Bang on a Can’s first Philadelphia Marathon, Network for New Music, Lyric Fest, Piffaro, red fish blue fish, Tempesta di Mare Baroque Chamber Orchestra, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Toshimaru Nakamura, Dolce Suono, and this past summer, The Rolling Stones.  The Crossing frequently commissions works and has presented many world premieres; it is the recipient of a 2012 Knight Foundation Challenge Grant. Current projects include commissions with John Luther Adams, Ted Hearne, Joel Puckett, Toivo Tulev, and Gavin Bryars.  In 2013, the ensemble released two recordings on the Innova label: “Christmas Daybreak” – with world premiere recordings of James MacMillan and Gabriel Jackson – and “I want to live” with the complete choral works for women by David Lang. In 2014 The Crossing will make its Carnegie Hall debut with The American Composers Orchestra and its Disney Hall debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Crossing’s concerts are broadcast on WRTI, Philadelphia’s Classical Music Public Radio.

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