***Due to technical difficulties, this concert was not broadcast this past Sunday on WRTI as originally scheduled. It has been re-scheduled for Sunday, March 6th, from 3 to 5 pm. We extend our sincerest apologies to The Crossing and all of our listeners who were looking forward to the broadcast.
On Sunday, March 6th from 3 to 5 pm, join us to hear The Crossing in Concert, recorded live on October 18th, 2015 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. Conductor Donald Nally is the host.
Philadelphia's professional choir dedicated to new music, The Crossing enters its second decade with "The Crossing@10: Respond/Reprise/Renew." This concert, "Reprise 1," features Crossings by Stratis Minakakis, a new work inspired by his experience watching Syrian refugees march across the Greek isle of Lesbos last summer.
Reprised will be three commissions by some of the ensemble's longtime collaborators. Gabriel Jackson's A Prayer for Peace, the first work sung by The Crossing in public, in 2005, will join his According to Seneca. Legend of the Walled-in Woman is the first of many Eriks Esenvalds works The Crossing has sung.
Rounding out the concert is Breath, a 2011 work by Paul Fowler, and from Philadelphia-area composer Robert Maggio, the riveting work The Woman Where We Are Living.
Gabriel Jackson: A Prayer for Peace
Stratis Minakakis: Crossings
Eriks Esenvalds: Legend of the Walled-in Woman
Gabriel Jackson: According to Seneca
Paul Fowler: Breath
Robert Maggio: The Woman Where We Are Living