February 4, 2019
The Crossing Announces Major New Commission From Caroline Shaw

The Crossing has announced a major new commission from Pulitzer Laureate Caroline Shaw. The new work, made possible by a grant from the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music, is commissioned by a consortium of choirs composed of The Crossing (Philadelphia), Cantori New York (New York), Volti (San Francisco), and Notre Dame Vocale (South Bend); all will give the regional premieres of the new work, intended for the 2021-2022 season. The Crossing previously premiered Shaw's To the Hands, which can be heard on the ensemble's 2016 release, Seven Responses.

The Crossing's Donald Nally writes about the new Shaw commission: "I had an amazing conversation with Caroline about the direction of this project and feel that she knows us so well, having worked together intimately a couple of years back. We share similar interests in why art 'is' and I know that the consortium ensembles all have these directions, concerns, abilities, and commitment."

Read more on the commission in Broadway World

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