The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. Consistently recognized in critical reviews, the ensemble regularly collaborates with some of the nation’s most accomplished ensembles and creative composers. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir, most often addressing social issues.

Posted: Dec-7-2017
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The 60th Grammy Award nominations were announced on November 28th, 2017, and include Alliance artists The Crossing (Best Choral Performance) and Jordi Savall (Best Classical Compendium).

Posted: Nov-28-2017
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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 two-dozen voices of The Crossing filled the museum’s West Garden Court with a perfectly tuned, ideally blended sound in four meaty works from the last three years. The group demonstrated its mastery of many daunting challenges, from towering dissonant structures in close harmony to modern techniques and rhythmic complexity. They did so with such clear diction that the words could be understood mostly without referring to the program. At the same time, the relentless sheen of perfection gave the aural impression of something more like a machine than human utterance."

— Washington Classical Review
Posted: Nov-13-2017
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Posted: Oct-19-2017