The Crossing is a Grammy Award-winning professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir – most often addressing social issues – with the possibility of changing the way we think about writing for choir, singing in choir, and listening to music for choir.

Posted: Jun-19-2018
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The Philadelphia-based choir has won the GRAMMY Award for Best Choral Performance for its recording of composer Lansing McLoskey's Zealot Canticles, released on Innova Recordings. 

Posted: Feb-11-2019
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A new recording of world premieres addressing a topic of our national discourse: diaspora. If There Were Water is a testament to the expressive range of the human voice. These two strikingly diverse, yet equally compelling unaccompanied compositions were commissioned for The Crossing’s Month of Moderns festival and premiered in June 2017. Drawing from literary and historic sources, the works are highly personal reflections that speak with clarity to contemporary concerns of displacement, while weaving together past and present.


Posted: Feb-23-2018
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"The big things are right in this tautly structured 60-minute piece in four parts: 'Immigration,' 'Factory,' 'Protest' and 'Fire.' In an affecting touch, the chorus is made up of 146 women and girls, members of the excellent chamber choir the Crossing (Donald Nally, director) and the impressive Young People’s Chorus of New York City (Francisco J. Núñez, director)."

— New York Times
Posted: Jan-25-2019
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Posted: Jun-7-2018