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The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. The ensemble frequently commissions works, and has presented over 40 world premieres. Upcoming projects include commissions with Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, David T. Little, Joel Puckett, Santa Ratniece, Caroline Shaw, Kile Smith, Lewis Spratlan, Hans Thomalla, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Toivo Tulev. The ensemble recently released two recordings on the Innova label: Christmas Daybreak– with world premiere recordings of James MacMillan and Gabriel Jackson—and I want to live – with the complete choral works for women by David Lang.Listen to broadcasts of The Crossing on WRTI on selected Sundays throughout the year.

The Crossing @ Christmas on WRTI


A choir that principally performs secular music will, this week, steep itself in a most holy of winter holiday musical traditions. But WRTI's Jim Cotter says he is not expecting to hear a load of old chestnuts in The Crossing's Christmas concert.

The Crossing @ Christmas concert takes place on Friday, December 20th at 8 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. Ticket info here.

You can hear the concert recorded live on WRTI on Christmas Day, December 25th at 2 pm, with conductor Donald Nally as the program's host. Don't miss it.


Astralis of Wolfgang Rihm
Works of Toivo Tulev and Gabriel Jackson on the nativity with David Manley, guitar, and Thomas Mesa, cello

The Crossing's conductor Donald Nally speaks with WRTI's Jim Cotter about The Crossing @ Christmas program.