The Crossing is a professional chamber choir dedicated to expanding the contemporary choral music experience through commissions, collaborations, community, and performances that are characterized by a distinctive unity of sound and spirit. Led by conductor Donald Nally, The Crossing has been hailed as “superb” (The New York Times), “ardently angelic” (Los Angeles Times), and “something of a miracle” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). The ensemble has grown exponentially since being formed by a group of friends in 2005, and “has made a name for itself in recent years as a champion of new music” (The New York Times).

Posted: Jan-5-2017
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The Crossing have been awarded a $200,000 Project Grant from Philadelphia's Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. The grant will support the development of 'Aniara', a hybrid choral-theater work developed in collaboration with The Crossing and Finnish theater company Klockriketeatern, with music composed by Guggenheim and Pew Fellow Robert Maggio.

Posted: Jun-20-2017
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John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Holy Wind, performed by the renowned chamber choir The Crossing, is his most technically challenging choral work, and yet the music’s mesmerizing aura of stillness encourages listening at its most elemental. The piece is composed for four choirs of eight singers each, and moves through spaces that are as fantastical (“Sky with Four Suns”) as they are serene (“The Hour of the Doves”), always with a connection to our inner world, as well as the world around us.

Posted: May-12-2017
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"The Crossing, the resourceful new-music chorus led by Donald Nally, imbues the music with both energy and awe."

— San Francisco Chronicle
Posted: Jul-20-2017
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Posted: Jan-6-2017