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The Crossing Sings on WRTI 90.1: Gavin Bryars' A Native Hill and The Fifth Century

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Join us on Sunday, December 1st at 4 PM to hear The Crossing, Philadelphia’s two-time Grammy-winning  professional choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. This week's show features works by Gavin Bryars in both live and studio recordings. Listen at 90.1 FM, online at WRTI.org, and on theWRTI App.You'll hear Gavin Bryars' A Native Hill, from a world-premiere performance by The Crossing in October on texts of Wendell Berry. Scroll down in this link to see detailed program notes.

Also, selections from The Crossing's album with PRISM Saxophone Quartet:Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century– the recording that won them their first Grammy award in 2018.

Congratulations to The Crossing on their recent Grammy nominations! Don't miss The Crossing @ Christmas concerts on December 20th in Rittenhouse Square and December 22nd in Chestnut Hill.

Gavin Bryars: A Native Hill (2018/2019)
i. The sense of the Past
ii. The Path
iii. Sea Level
iv. The Pool
v. The Road
vi. The Music of Streams
vii. Questions
viii. Top Soil
viiii. The Hill
x. Animals and Birds
xi. Shadow
xii. At Peace

The Crossing
Donald Nally, conductor
Kevin Vondrak, assistant conductor
John Grecia, keyboards

Bryars: The Fifth Century (2014)
iii. Infinity of space is like a painter’s tabl;e
iv. Eternity is a mysterious absence of times and ages
v. Eternity magnifies our joys exceedingly

The Crossing
PRISM Saxophone Quartet
Donald Nally, conductor


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Nathaniel Barnett
Jessica Beebe
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Karen Blanchard
Steven Bradshaw
Colin Dill
Micah Dingler
Ryan Fleming
Joanna Gates
Dimitri German
Dominic German
Steven Hyder
Heidi Kurtz
Maren Montalbano
Rebecca Myers
Becky Oehlers
James Reese
Daniel Schwartz
Rebecca Siler
Julie Snyder
Daniel Spratlan
Elisa Sutherland
Daniel Taylor