About

The Crossing is a 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: Mar-16-2018
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On June 15, 2018 at 12:10pm ET, The Crossing performs live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. The broadcast will feature a sampling of works by several of the composers represented in this year's Month of Moderns festival. 

Posted: Jun-12-2018
Latest Recording

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
Latest Acclaim

"Nally’s 24-voice choir has, to date, presented more than 60 commissioned world premieres. It collaborates with some of the biggest names in contemporary composition. It has recorded 14 commercially released albums. The latest of these, an ECM disc of Gavin Bryars’ 'The Fifth Century,' won a Grammy award for best choral performance in January. Its reputation for choral excellence is nationally recognized."

— Chicago Tribune
Posted: Mar-6-2018
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Posted: Jun-7-2018