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It's summer camp season, which may call to mind Allan Sherman's popular parody, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh,” —inspired by letters sent home from overnight camp by the comedian's son. The song hit No. 2 on Billboard's "Hot 100" list in the summer of 1963 and won a Grammy Award for Comedy in '64.

In their 2018 CD, The Crossing sings Lansing McLoskey's oratorio, Zealot Canticles: A Musical Plea for Tolerance. WRTI's Susan Lewis talks with The Crossing's conductor Donald Nally about the poetry, choral writing, and social issues that converge in this work.

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The Crossing has been callled "Extraordinary" by The New York Times, "ardently angelic' by the Los Angeles Times, and "something of a miracle" by The Philadelphia Inquirer.  This 24-member, professional chamber ensemble sang out from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio on June 14, 2018.