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The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. The ensemble frequently commissions works, and has presented over 40 world premieres. Upcoming projects include commissions with Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, David T. Little, Joel Puckett, Santa Ratniece, Caroline Shaw, Kile Smith, Lewis Spratlan, Hans Thomalla, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Toivo Tulev. The ensemble recently released two recordings on the Innova label: Christmas Daybreak– with world premiere recordings of James MacMillan and Gabriel Jackson—and I want to live – with the complete choral works for women by David Lang.Listen to broadcasts of The Crossing on WRTI on selected Sundays throughout the year.

Rediscover Choral Music on WRTI 90.1: The Crossing's Month of Moderns Concert Broadcasts in October

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Kevin Vondriak
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The Crossing in 2018

Hailed as "ardently angelic" by The Los Angeles Times, and "champions of new music" by The New York Times, the 2018 Grammy-winning choir The Crossing is at the forefront of the choral community.

Join us on Sunday, October 14, 21, and 28, from 4 to 6 pm on WRTI 90.1, to hear three concert broadcasts of The Crossing's 8th annual Month of Moderns choral festival, recorded live at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in June, and conducted by Donald Nally. Also listen at WRTI.org or on the WRTI App.

Read detailed program information, notes from the composers and conductor, and a list of choir members and accompanists for the Month of Moderns concert broadcasts.

Sunday, October 14, 4 to 6 pm: Month of Moderns 1, "a house"

  • Works by David Lang, Ellis Ludwig-Leone (world premiere), Alex Berko, and Peteris Vasks

Sunday, October 21, 4 to 6 pm: Month of Moderns 2, "Voyages"

  • Works by Benjamin C.S. Boyle and Robert Convery
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Composer Kile Smith

Sunday, October 28, 4 to 6 pm: Month of Moderns 3, "The Arc in the Sky"

  • World premiere by Kile Smith

What's even better than hearing The Crossing on the radio? Check out their upcoming concert, The Tower and The Garden, on Saturday, October 27th at 8 pm, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill