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's 2017 Month of Moderns series brought new choral music to performances in the choir's hometown of Philadelphia. The Month of Moderns concerts will be broadcast on Philadelphia's WRTI, with the first airing on Sunday, August 27th at 4PM.

Posted: Aug-25-2017
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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 marvelous choral singers of The Crossing navigate Hearne's explosion of styles with fearlessness and authenticity, as does Donald Nally, their impressive conductor. Hearne's multi-genre mastery is impressive, and so is the dexterity with which he deploys his musical and rhetorical skills to advance his vision of social justice."

— Opera News
Posted: Sep-1-2017
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Posted: Oct-19-2017