Occasional Sundays, 4 to 6 pm
- Hosted by Donald Nally
The Crossing is a professional chamber choir dedicated to expanding the contemporary choral music experience through commissions, collaborations, and performances that are characterized by a distinctive unity of sound and spirit. Directed by Donald Nally, The Crossing is based in Philadelphia.
Sunday, October 18th at 4 PM
James Primosch: CARTHAGE
Mass For The Day Of St. Thomas Didymus (2014)
V. Agnus Dei
Spiralling Ecstatically (1998)
Two Arms Of The Harbor (2011)
One With The Darkness, One With The Light (2006)
Donald Nally leads the choir through six striking pieces by composer James Primosch that confront the most elemental questions of Western philosophy.
CARTHAGE is a cohesive artwork that considers the most fundamental questions of human existence with the reverent wonder of monastic mysticism. While the music does not attempt to answer these unanswerable questions, it offers a sense of fellowship with the thinkers who pondered them long before, as well as with the singers whose voices fill this album.
Sunday, October 11th at 4 PM
Lansing D. McLoskey, ZEALOT CANTICLES, on writings of Wole Soyinka (live performance March 2017 - Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill)
Also on the program is Lansing McLoskey’s The Memory of Rain, Dear World (from the Jeff Quartets) and David Shapiro’s Sumptuous Planet.
Check out this interview from 2019, when Donald Nally spoke with WRTI's Susan Lewis about Zealot Canticles, which went on to win a Grammy award.