On Easter Sunday from 4 to 6 pm, join us to hear The Crossing in Concert, recorded live on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2016 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. Conductor Donald Nally is your 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 2," features works about our love for one another, love for our planet, and our wish for a more loving culture.
As in Reprise 1, The Crossing returns to signature pieces in the music of Ted Hearne and David Lang, revisit now-classic works written for the choir by Philadelphia composers Kile Smith and David Shapiro, and reprise one of their most memorable premieres, Gabriel Jackson’s stunning, thoughtful, angry, sharp, and beautiful Rigwreck.
Kile Smith: Where flames a word (from The Celan Project, 2009)
Gabriel Jackson: Rigwreck (from The Gulf (between you and me), 2013)
David Lang: I live in pain (a 2011 gift to The Crossing from this Pulitzer laureate)
David Shapiro: It is Time (from The Celan Project, 2009)
Ted Hearne: Privilege
Gabriel Jackson: Song (I gaze upon you)