About

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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Artistic Donald Nally & The Crossing have received the 2017 American Composers Forum Champion of New Music Award. The Award honors individuals or ensembles that have made a significant contribution to the work and livelihoods of contemporary composers. 

Posted: Mar-10-2017
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As one of the most socially conscious young composers in contemporary classical music, Ted Hearne has drawn on a multitude of influences to create Sound from the Bench—his first project for Cantaloupe Music.

Written for the supple, ethereal voices of Philadelphia’s world-renowned chamber choir The Crossing, the four works presented here tap into themes as varied as racial divides (Privilege), government secrets (Ripple), love and its dark permutations (Consent), and corporate personhood in the eyes of the US Supreme Court (Sound from the Bench).

The title piece also features the edgy electric guitars of Dither’s Taylor Levine and James Moore, as well as the rhythmic flourishes of percussionist Ron Wiltrout. Taken as a whole, this is some of Hearne’s most wide-ranging and adventurous work—a siren call that resonates with unusual passion in these politically charged times.

Posted: Mar-24-2017
Latest Acclaim

"... the work is performed by American forces, the mixed choir of The Crossing conducted by Donald Nally.... Each and every member ... is a master of pure tone untouched by vibrato."

— Do The Math
Posted: Dec-12-2016
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Posted: Jan-6-2017