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Recorded Live from the WRTI Performance Studio: Preview of The Crossing @ Christmas Concerts

Join us on Friday, December 20th at 12:35 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear the Grammy-winning new music choir, The Crossing, sing highlights from their upcoming concert, The Crossing @ Christmas. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

Watch the video here, recorded live on WRTI's Facebook page!

Formed in 2005, The Crossing has performed over 70 world premieres, and released over 16 recordings. 

Led by director Donald Nally, The Crossing @ Christmas concerts take place on Friday, December 20th, at 7:30 PM at theChurch of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square, presented by Annenberg Center, and Sunday, December 22nd, at 5 PM at thePresbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

The ensemble visits WRTI's Performance Studio to sing a preview of this concert program, which features David Lang's Pulitzer-winning 2008 composition the little match girl passion, and Spectral Spirits, a world premiere by Edie Hill.

WRTI Program

Edie Hill:  excerpts from "Eskimo Curlew" from Spectral Spirits

David Lang: "dearest heart" from the little match girl passion

David Lang: "penance and remorse" from the little match girl passion

Edie Hill: excerpts from “Ivory Billed Woodpecker” from Spectral Spirits 

Among The Crossings' honors are  2018 and 2019 Grammy awards.  This year, three recent recordings are nominated for the 2020 Grammys—two for Best Choral Performance (The Arc in the Sky by Kile Smith; Voyages by C.S. Boyle and Robert Convery) and one for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Best Engineer (Fire in my mouth by Julia Wolfe)

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.