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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Spektral Quartet are nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album for Yo Soy La Tradición with composer/performer Miguel Zenon, who is also nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo. The Crossing are up for Best Choral Performance for its recording of composer Lansing McLoskey's Zealot Canticles.

Posted: Dec-7-2018
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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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" ... few choirs have committed themselves to new music so fully, nor become so widely respected in doing so, as the Philadelphia-based chamber choir The Crossing.... under the direction of Donald Nally, The Crossing performed the entire program brilliantly, showing tight intonation and a powerful yet flexible sound."

— New York Classical Review
Posted: Sep-20-2018
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Posted: Jun-7-2018