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The Crossing Performs Thomas Lloyd's "Bonhoeffer" on WRTI

Listen on Sunday, April 14th, 4 to 6 pm, as The Crossing chamber choir sings the broadcast premiere of Thomas Lloyd's concert-length work, Bonhoeffer. The concert was recorded at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral this past March.

Recognized by many for his work as conductor and artistic director of the Bucks County Choral Society, Lloyd is less known for his formidable composing gifts. In Bonhoeffer, Lloyd has constructed a moving, provocative portrayal of the great theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which alternates between a libretto and scenes from his dramatic life. The pastor's incredible story includes his returning to Germany from the U.S. to resist the Lutheran Church’s capitulation to Germany’s fascist government, falling in love, and plotting to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He was ultimately arrested and executed in the weeks before the war’s end.

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The concert features the men of The Crossing, chamber orchestra, solo dancers Tim Early and Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, and three Crossing soloists: Maren Montalbano Brehm, Rebecca Hoke, and Rebecca Siler. Conducted by Donald Nally.

The broadcast also includes archival recordings by The Crossing: I Live in Pain and by David Lang; William Brooks' Aprili Tempore; 3 Prayers by Phillip Moore; and David Lang's I Want to Live.